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The acrylamide free Superabsorbent Polymer for agriculture water footprint reduction

Project description

Protecting farms from drought

Climate impacts agriculture. Due to climate change, an increasing number of places are becoming drier and are more prone to drought. The urgent goal in the agriculture industry is to protect natural resources and reduce water consumption through its increased productivity. In this context, the EU funded Polygreen project will support a feasibility study of the PolyGreen, a superabsorbent polymer designed to reduce water consumption in agriculture. It is free from carcinogenic acrylamide and biodegradable. It can absorb excess water up to 200 times its weight to release it during the dry period resulting in a 50 % reduction of consumed water. Validating and launching PolyGreen will allow agrobusinesses to achieve sustainability at an industrial scale.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1

Coordinator

NEST SRL
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
Via Leonardo Da Vinci 4
57123 Livorno (Li)
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Livorno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00