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Marginal lands for Growing Industrial Crops: Turning a burden into an opportunity

Objective

Industrial Crops can provide valuable resources for high added value products and bioenergy. MAGIC aims to promote the sustainable development of resource-efficient and economically profitable industrial crops grown on marginal lands. To achieve that an up-to-date database of existing resource-efficient industrial crops will be developed with information on their agronomic characteristics, input requirements, yield performance and quality traits for end-use applications (WP1). A Decision Support System (DSS) will be developed and validated with the active involvement of farmers and end users. In parallel, current and future marginal lands in Europe facing natural constraints will be mapped, characterised and analysed to provide a spatially explicit classification that will serve as a basis for developing sustainable best-practice options for industrial crops (WP2). The most promising crop species will be identified taking advantage of the profound experience of the consortium and in a multi-actor approach with stakeholders. Further investigation actions include the creation of new breeding tools and strategies towards better crop varieties (WP3), the identification and optimization of appropriate agronomic practices with limited input requirements (WP4) and the development of suitable harvesting strategies and logistics to optimise the biomass supply-chains (WP5). The impact of MAGIC will be maximized by integrating sustainability aspects (covering environment, society and economy) of the value chains (WP6). Success stories of industrial crops in EU regions will be analysed addressing technical, environmental, economic and social issues to produce policy recommendations and best-practice guidelines for their promotion at local/regional level (WP7). The project results, database, maps and the DSS tool will be used as dissemination tools to increase farmers’ awareness and establish strong links with EIP AGRI (WP8).

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2016-2
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Coordinator

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Address
Marathonos 19Th Km
19009 Pikermi
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 562 500

Participants (24)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 310 750
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 681 250
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 398 250
Address
Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 365 000
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
IFEU - INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE- UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 281 725
Address
Wilckensstrasse 3
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 276 250
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOVA-INSTITUT FUR POLITISCHE UND OKOLOGISCHE INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Chemiepark Knapsack Industriestrasse
50354 Huerth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 268 250
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 149 375
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 160 000
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 173 300
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
COOPERATIVAS AGRO-ALIMENTARIAS DE ESPANA U DE COOP SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 132 750
Address
Calle Agustin De Betancourt 17 Planta 4
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Other
KRZYZANIAK MICHAL
Poland
EU contribution
€ 123 375
Address
Siewna 22
10 831 Olsztyn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 202 500
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTYTUT WLOKIEN NATURALNYCH I ROSLIN ZIELARSKICH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 130 000
Address
Ul. Wojska Polskiego 71 B
60 630 Poznan
Activity type
Research Organisations
B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 220 962,50
Address
Josink Esweg 34
7545 PN Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 166 250
Address
Iera Odos 75
11855 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF BIOENERGY CROPS AND SUGAR BEET NATIONAL ACADEMY OF AGRARIAN SCIENCES OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 118 750
Address
Klinichna 25
03141 Kiev
Activity type
Research Organisations
LATVIJAS VALSTS MEZZINATNES INSTITUTS SILAVA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 108 750
Address
Rigas Iela 111
2169 Salaspils
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 230 000
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
NOVABIOM
France
EU contribution
€ 142 500
Address
Ferme De Vauventriers
28300 Champhol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VANDINTER SEMO BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 123 750
Address
Stationsstraat 124
9679 EG Scheemda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOS AGROSYSTEMS SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 73 750
Address
Thessaloniki Industrial Area, Entrance B
57022 Sindos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)