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Developing a process for the production of an organic hydroponic fertilizer using nitrogen fixing cyanobacteria

Project description

An organic, natural fertiliser produced by hydroponics and sun energy

In the 20th century, the production and use of chemical nitrogen-based fertilisers enabled a substantial increase in crop growth. However, this excessive use of fertilisers has dangerously led to energy and natural resources consumption and CO2 emissions. Researchers today are investigating new, sustainable organic alternatives, as present methods remain expensive and unpredictable. In this context, the EU-funded Cyanobacteria project will produce and commercialise a groundbreaking natural hydroponic technology. It is based on a biological process that exploits nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria to receive nitrogen fertiliser directly from air and water with the help of solar energy. This technology will make the agriculture industry greener and more sustainable.

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
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Coordinator

GROWPONICS GREEN HOUSE TECHNOLOGIESLTD
Address
14 George Landauer Street
2703309 Kiryat Bialik
Israel

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000