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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.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Calle Rosales 2-a
30565 Torres Cotil Murcia

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