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Marginal lands for Growing Industrial Crops: Turning a burden into an opportunity

Objective

Industrial Crops can provide valuable resources for high added value products and bioenergy. MAGIC aims to promote the sustainable development of resource-efficient and economically profitable industrial crops grown on marginal lands. To achieve that an up-to-date database of existing resource-efficient industrial crops will be developed with information on their agronomic characteristics, input requirements, yield performance and quality traits for end-use applications (WP1). A Decision Support System (DSS) will be developed and validated with the active involvement of farmers and end users. In parallel, current and future marginal lands in Europe facing natural constraints will be mapped, characterised and analysed to provide a spatially explicit classification that will serve as a basis for developing sustainable best-practice options for industrial crops (WP2). The most promising crop species will be identified taking advantage of the profound experience of the consortium and in a multi-actor approach with stakeholders. Further investigation actions include the creation of new breeding tools and strategies towards better crop varieties (WP3), the identification and optimization of appropriate agronomic practices with limited input requirements (WP4) and the development of suitable harvesting strategies and logistics to optimise the biomass supply-chains (WP5). The impact of MAGIC will be maximized by integrating sustainability aspects (covering environment, society and economy) of the value chains (WP6). Success stories of industrial crops in EU regions will be analysed addressing technical, environmental, economic and social issues to produce policy recommendations and best-practice guidelines for their promotion at local/regional level (WP7). The project results, database, maps and the DSS tool will be used as dissemination tools to increase farmers’ awareness and establish strong links with EIP AGRI (WP8).

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-RUR-2016-2

Coordinator

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Net EU contribution
€ 562 500,00
Address
Marathonos 19th Km
19009 Pikermi
Greece

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Region
Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (25)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 310 750,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 681 250,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 400 000,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 398 250,00
Address
Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 278 000,00
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES ET INDUSTRIES DU VIVANT ET DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT - AGROPARISTECH
France
Net EU contribution
€ 87 000,00
Address
22 Place De L'agronomie
91120 Palaiseau

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IFEU - INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE- UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GGMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 281 725,00
Address
Wilckensstrasse 3
69120 Heidelberg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Heidelberg, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 276 250,00
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

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London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NOVA-INSTITUT FUR POLITISCHE UND OKOLOGISCHE INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 200 000,00
Address
Chemiepark Knapsack Industriestrasse
50354 Huerth

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Rhein-Erft-Kreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 268 250,00
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania

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Region
Isole Sicilia Catania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 149 375,00
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 160 000,00
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 173 300,00
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COOPERATIVAS AGRO-ALIMENTARIAS DE ESPANA U DE COOP SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 132 750,00
Address
Calle Agustin De Betancourt 17 Planta 4
28003 Madrid

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KRZYZANIAK MICHAL
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 123 375,00
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 202 500,00
Address
Via Della Navicella 2-4
00184 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTYTUT WLOKIEN NATURALNYCH I ROSLIN ZIELARSKICH
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 130 000,00
Address
Ul. Wojska Polskiego 71 B
60 630 Poznan

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Region
Makroregion północno-zachodni Wielkopolskie Miasto Poznań
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 220 962,50
Address
Josink Esweg 34
7545 PN Enschede

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 166 250,00
Address
Iera Odos 75
11855 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTE OF BIOENERGY CROPS AND SUGAR BEET NATIONAL ACADEMY OF AGRARIAN SCIENCES OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
Net EU contribution
€ 118 750,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LATVIJAS VALSTS MEZZINATNES INSTITUTS SILAVA
Latvia
Net EU contribution
€ 108 750,00
Address
Rigas Iela 111
2169 Salaspils

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Region
Latvija Latvija Pierīga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 230 000,00
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg

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Niederösterreich Wiener Umland/Südteil
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NOVABIOM
France
Net EU contribution
€ 142 500,00
Address
Ferme De Vauventriers
28300 Champhol

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centre — Val de Loire Centre — Val de Loire Eure-et-Loir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VANDINTER SEMO BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 123 750,00
Address
Stationsstraat 124
9679 EG Scheemda

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Oost-Groningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BIOS AGROSYSTEMS SA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 73 750,00
Address
Thessaloniki Industrial Area, Entrance B
57022 Sindos

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00