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The World's first vegetal chitosan biostimulant from non-GMO and renewable source on an industrial scale

Project description

Growing a healthy, sustainable, vegan biostimulant

As the use of chemicals in agriculture is harmful to people’s health and destructive for the environment, a new eco-friendly way to improve the quality and productivity of crops is necessary. The biostimulants sector is looking for new natural methods to stimulate plant growth such as chitosan. The EU-funded KITOGREEN project aims to support the production of a new fungal-derived chitosan instead of its chemical extraction from shellfish. The new technology offers multiple benefits: it reduces the use of fertilisers, it is healthy, reduces CO2 emissions, eliminates allergens, and increases sustainability in agriculture.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/agronomy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1


Rue Haute Claire Parc Industriel 4
4040 Herstal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000