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GRowing Advanced industrial Crops on marginal lands for biorEfineries

Objective

In the EU-projects OPTIMSC and MultiHemp promising miscanthus and hemp germplasm was identified for crop production suitable for various end uses. In OPTIMISC also a large number of genotypes were screened for various stress tolerances (e.g. frost, drought, salinity) which are key traits for good performance under marginal conditions. However, both projects worked on small trial plots and identified utilization options only at lab scale. Miscanthus or hemp varieties that are specifically suitable for marginal lands are not yet available. A major bottleneck for development of such varieties is the lack of information on their large scale performance. Therefore the next step to develop these biomass crops for the growing bioeconomy is to demonstrate the feasibility of upscaling their production. Cultivars also need to meet the quality requirements of the specific end uses. Based on knowledge gained by the projects OPTIMISC and MultiHemp, the biomass composition of the germplasm is largely known and can be matched to the specific end uses. However, the upscaling of these value chains with tailored germplasm is not yet proven and represents a bottle neck for their wider application. The objective of this project is to demonstrate 1) the upscaling of crop production of miscanthus and hemp genotypes matched to end use and 2) their suitability for marginal, contaminated and unused land. Another aim of the project is to demonstrate the upscaling of the most promising biomass valorization chains with tailored genotypes. Various valorization options will be tested by associated partners (industry panel) and a subset will be demonstrated at (pre)commercial scale. The overall aim of the project is to have commercial cultivars, which are suitable for marginal, contaminated or unused land, available at the end of the project with proven feasibility for a set of end-uses. This includes their performance in the value chain, but also their environmental and economic profile.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Net EU contribution
€ 2 694 787,50
Address
Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2 694 787,50

Participants (28)

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 017 500,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 017 500,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 635 172,00
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
Other funding
€ 635 172,00
ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 098 937,50
Address
Visualisation Centre Penglais
SY23 3BF Aberystwyth

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Region
Wales West Wales and The Valleys South West Wales
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 098 937,50
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 681 000,00
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 681 000,00
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.

CERZOO S.R.L.
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 25 000,00
Address
Via Castellarino 12
29122 Piacenza

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Piacenza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 25 000,00
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU AGRONOMSKI FAKULTET
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 302 410,00
Address
Svetosimunska Cesta 25
10000 Zagreb

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Region
Hrvatska Grad Zagreb Grad Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 302 410,00
NOVAMONT SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 846 562,50
Address
Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 846 562,50
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.

MATRICA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 100 625,00
Address
Zona Industriale La Marinella Snc
07046 Porto Torres

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Region
Isole Sardegna Sassari
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 100 625,00
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.

MATER-BIOTECH SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 113 750,00
Address
Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara No

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 113 750,00
MOGU SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 233 625,00
Address
Via S Francesco D Assisi 62
21020 Inarzo

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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
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Varese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 233 625,00
AVA BIOCHEM BSL AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 479 150,00
Address
Rothausstrasse 61
4132 Muttenz

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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
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Basel-Landschaft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 479 150,00
ADDIPLAST SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 343 175,00
Address
Allee Pierre & Marie Curie 12
43620 Saint Pal De Mons

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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
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Auvergne Haute-Loire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 343 175,00
INA-INDUSTRIJA NAFTE DD
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 401 590,00
Address
Avenija V Holjevca 10
10000 Zagreb

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Region
Hrvatska Grad Zagreb Grad Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 401 590,00
INDENA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 271 250,00
Address
Viale Ortles 12
20139 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 271 250,00
C.M.F. GREENTECH S.R.L.

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 32 205,78
Address
Via Bottegone 73
41026 Pavullo Nel Frignano
SME

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

Yes
Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Modena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 32 205,78
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.

C.M.F. TECHNOLOGY SPA

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Via Bottegone 73
41026 Pavullo Nel Frignano
SME

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

Yes
Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Modena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
CONSORZIO DI BONIFICA DI PIACENZA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 75 250,00
Address
Strada Val Nure 3
29122 Piacenza

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Piacenza
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 75 250,00
KUHN UWE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 425 975,72
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 425 975,72
ECOHEMP SRL

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Corso Spagna 19
35127 Padova Pd
Region
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
COOPERATIVE VERENIGING MISCANTHUSGRROEP UA
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 327 250,00
Address
Ijweg 336
1161 GG Zwanenburg

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 327 250,00
TERRAVESTA ASSURED ENERGY CROPS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 165 399,73
Address
12 Tentercroft Street Lincoln
LN5 7DB Lincolnshire

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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
East Midlands (England) Lincolnshire Lincolnshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 165 399,73
VANDINTER SEMO BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 140 787,50
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)
Other funding
€ 140 787,50
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.

VAN DINTER HOLDING BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 37 712,50
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)
Other funding
€ 37 712,50
NOVABIOM
France
Net EU contribution
€ 531 642,13
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)
Other funding
€ 531 642,13
FURTLEHNER JOHANNES
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 88 375,00
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 88 375,00
SPRING SUSTAINABLE PROCESSES AND RESOURCES FOR INNOVATION AND NATIONAL GROWTH
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 45 826,27
Address
Via Bergognone 34
20144 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 45 826,27
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.

FEDERCHIMICA - FEDERAZIONE NAZIONALE DELL' INDUSTRIA CHIMICA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 59 173,73
Address
Via Giovanni Da Procida 11
20149 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 59 173,73
GRUPPO FIBRANOVA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 150 500,00
Address
Via Antonio Gramsci 52
56031 Bientina

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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
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 150 500,00