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Advanced multi effect device to prevent fruit and vegetables ripening

Project description

Ethylene control device to keep fruit and veggies ripe for longer

Consumed raw with minimal processing and very healthy, fruits and vegetables are two of the most in-demand commodities amongst all horticultural crops. However, nearly half (45 %) of the world’s fruit and vegetables go to waste each year. Changes in the food supply chain to ensure that fruit and vegetables ripen on time (not in advance) are key. The EU-funded DURAFRESH project has the solution. It will deliver to the market an energy-free consumption device that can restrain fruit and vegetables’ ripening. Specifically, it can control ethylene and humidity in order to maintain the quality and extend the life of fruit and vegetables, allowing them to be stored for a much longer period of time.


SME Bolaseca has developed an energy-free consumption device that restrains fruit and vegetables ripening. This innovation can be used all along value chain, from crops recollection to final domestic consumer. Durafresh´s installation is simple and flexible; adaptable to any need depending on the current conditions of each user. An easy calculation will determine the number and size of devices required in each case. According to 2017 FAO´s report there is a 45% fruit and vegetable food losses. Along with roots and tubers, fruit and vegetables have the highest wastage rates of any food products; almost half of all the fruit and vegetables produced are wasted. Durafresh patented solution has very low investment barrier and lower cost maintenance as market standards, making it attractive for starting the use of it. This device has a high demonstrated performance so far, and meets EU consolidated (in 2017) recommendations on food waste field. Bolaseca pretends to enter the food market with its sound and demonstrated solution.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Calle rosales 2-a
30565 Torres cotil murcia

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

Sur Región de Murcia Murcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00