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PHEromones for Row crop Applications

Project description

New MD method to increase agricultural productivity

The global population growth means farmers worldwide need to increase crop production. However, pests remain a problem. EU scientists are moving away from current methods such as chemical insecticides and GM crops, which are unsustainable. The EU-funded PHERA project is developing a new effective, affordable and sustainable pest control method that uses insect sex pheromones to prevent pest reproduction by disrupting the insects’ ability to attract mating partners. The mating disruption (MD) method, which has been widely used for specialty crops, does not affect biodiversity, soil or groundwater. PHERA is developing the biological production of radically cheaper pheromones that will finally allow the application of MD for pest control in row crops. By 2027, PHERA plans to have created a new agtech business for MD solutions in row crop applications worth EUR 640 million and 300 new jobs.

Coordinator

BIOPHERO APS
Net EU contribution
€ 3 285 289,00
Address
Lerso Parkalle 42 4
2100 Copenhagen Ø
Denmark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 409 232,25
Region
Byen København Hovedstaden
 

Participants (6)

BIOPROCESS PILOT FACILITY BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 212 250,00
Address
Alexander Fleminglaan 1
2613 AX Delft
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 250,00
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 294 137,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NOVAGRICA HELLAS ANONIMI EMPORIKI EXAGOGIKI KAI SYMVOULEFTIKI ETAIRIA BIOLOGIKON KAI CHIMIKON PROIONTON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 257 250,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
Gravias 10-12
10678 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 110 251,01
Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
 
RUSSELL IPM LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 490 684,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
Third Avenue Unit 68 Deeside Industrial Park Deeside
CH5 2LA Flintshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 210 293,50
SEDQ HEALTHY CROPS SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 397 556,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
Carrer Llull 41,
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 176 631,50
ISCA Europe, SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 464 998,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
27 Rue De Chatry
35260 San Malo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 200 535,75
Region
Bretagne Bretagne Ille-et-Vilaine