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First chemical free, sustainable & scalable disinfection system for intense agriculture in greenhouse facilities

Project description

Flexible chemical-free disinfection system for greenhouses

Food production will need to increase considerably in the coming years to meet the demands of the rising global population. Greenhouses can be sustainable, reliable, productive and economically convenient units for the production of fresh vegetables and fruits. However, insects, pests and plant-related diseases can damage production and reduce profits. Existing prevention solutions are based on pesticides that are harmful to the plants, human health and the environment. The EU-funded SPARC project proposes a pioneering non-toxic and highly responsive gas-based system to neutralize pathogens. It couples with unique wireless sensors and monitoring platform that detects the system’s effectiveness. This system will reduce loss and increase yields for greenhouse growers.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/zoology/entomology
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/fruit growing
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water treatment processes/drinking water treatment processes
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/vegetable growing
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1


Unit 6 Queens Yard, White Post Lane
E9 5EN London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000