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Eco-friendly, safe and highly-absorbent wood pellets for animal bedding and litter, produced by an optimized cost-efficient energy process

Project description

From the pellet mill to your pet’s bed

Made from compressed wood fibre and primarily from the residuals left over from the sawmilling process, wood pellets offer an efficient source of energy. Researchers have discovered yet another use: animal bedding. The EU-funded ECO-Pet project will promote the valorisation of currently disused wood wastes from conifers and hardwoods by their transformation into improved pelletised products for animal bedding/litter. Tests with these pellets – made of 100 % biodegradable organic material – show improved efficacy qualities (absorbance and durability). The good news for pet owners is that these pellets will be 38 % cheaper than current similar products, and more durable (increased mechanical resistance) and highly absorbent.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1

Coordinator

ENERGIA NATURAL DEL NORTE SL
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
Poligono La Rad Parcela B-1
26371 Sotes
Spain

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Region
Noreste La Rioja La Rioja
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00