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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.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2016
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Funding Scheme

BBI-IA-DEMO - Bio-based Industries Innovation action - Demonstration

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Address
Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 694 787,50

Participants (22)

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 017 500
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 635 172
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 098 937,50
Address
Visualisation Centre Penglais
SY23 3BF Aberystwyth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 706 000
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU AGRONOMSKI FAKULTET
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 302 410
Address
Svetosimunska Cesta 25
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOVAMONT SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 060 937,50
Address
Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MOGU SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 233 625
Address
Via S Francesco D Assisi 62
21020 Inarzo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVA BIOCHEM BSL AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 434 000
Address
Rothausstrasse 61
4132 Muttenz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADDIPLAST SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 343 175
Address
Allee Pierre & Marie Curie 12
43620 Saint Pal De Mons
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INA-INDUSTRIJA NAFTE DD
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 401 590
Address
Avenija V Holjevca 10
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INDENA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 271 250
Address
Viale Ortles 12
20139 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
C.M.F. GREENTECH S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 108 500
Address
Via Bottegone 73
41026 Pavullo Nel Frignano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSORZIO DI BONIFICA DI PIACENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 75 250
Address
Strada Val Nure 3
29122 Piacenza
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
KUHN UWE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 394 831,50
Address
Buscheritz 1
02633 Goda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOHEMP SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Corso Spagna 19
35127 Padova Pd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COOPERATIVE VERENIGING MISCANTHUSGRROEP UA
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 327 250
Address
Ijweg 336
1161 GG Zwanenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TERRAVESTA ASSURED ENERGY CROPS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 165 399,73
Address
12 Tentercroft Street Lincoln
LN5 7DB Lincolnshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VANDINTER SEMO BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 178 500
Address
Stationsstraat 124
9679 EG Scheemda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVABIOM
France
EU contribution
€ 531 642,13
Address
Ferme De Vauventriers
28300 Champhol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FURTLEHNER JOHANNES
Austria
EU contribution
€ 88 375
Address
Dorfplatz 20
3681 Hofamt Priel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPRING SUSTAINABLE PROCESSES AND RESOURCES FOR INNOVATION AND NATIONAL GROWTH
Italy
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
Via Bergognone 34
20144 Milano
Activity type
Other
GRUPPO FIBRANOVA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 150 500
Address
Via Pacini 107/1
56031 Bientina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)