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Utilization of Marginal lands for growing sustainable industrial crops and developing innovative bio-based products

Objective

MIDAS aims to develop, evaluate and optimize sustainable low-ILUC feedstock by developing selected industrial crops and cropping systems on European marginal agricultural land in a climate-resilient and biodiversity-friendly way to support feasible bio-based value chains. Mapping of the actual and future marginal lands that may be certified as low-ILUC, including current and future expectations on soil erosion and water stress as well as biodiversity challenges and potentials, ecosystem services, and guidelines for enhancing co-benefits will improve understanding of the available marginal land for “low-ILUC” biomass production. Selected industrial crops, already adapted to marginal lands, will be optimized through modern biotechnology tools - particularly for water-use efficiency - and through tailored agronomic practices towards improved resource efficiency. Case studies of innovative farming systems (intercropping, agroforestry) established on marginal land at farm level will improve harvesting solutions, biodiversity data and guidelines while relevant actors (farming community, bio-based industry & academia) will be engaged through Regional Advisory Groups. From the produced biomass innovative bio-based products (biochemicals, composites, and elastomers) will be developed, following the biorefinery and the circular use concept. Potential biomass-to-product(s) pathways will be identified, leading to value chain/ web concepts that will be assessed for sustainability and will produce a multi-criteria tool for the design of sustainable bio-based value webs while enhancing regional biodiversity. Finally business plans to foster circularity at farm level by engaging the farming community, industrial actors and academia through the projects’ Case Studies will be developed. Moreover, through international cooperation (Brazil, Canada) on crops, cropping systems and bio based products MIDAS allows best practices exchange and contributes to win-win scenarios development.

Coordinator

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Net EU contribution
€ 600 225,00
Address
Marathonos 19th Km
19009 Pikermi
Greece

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Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (25)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 332 500,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ETA - ENERGIA, TRASPORTI, AGRICOLTURA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 161 875,00
Address
Via Antonio Giacomini 28 Stradario M2192
50132 Firenze

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 69 375,00
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 489 125,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 435 375,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 507 925,00
Address
Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 275 750,00
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania

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Isole Sicilia Catania
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 345 500,00
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 255 000,00
Address
Via Della Navicella 2-4
00184 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
CHIMAR (HELLAS) AE - ANONYMI VIOMICHANIKI KAI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA CHIMIKON PROIONTON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 229 250,00
Address
15 Km National Road Thessaloniki-polygyros
570 01 Thermi Thessaloniki

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 98 250,00
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 165 500,00
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa

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Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
SOLTUB TRADE AND SERVICE PROVIDING LIMITED LIABILTY
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 178 150,00
Address
Pava Utca 40/a
9028 Gyor

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Dunántúl Nyugat-Dunántúl Győr-Moson-Sopron
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 76 350,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 410 875,00
Address
Calle Altagracia 50
13071 Ciudad Real

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Castilla-La Mancha Ciudad Real
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
NOKIAN RENKAAT OYJ
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 208 600,00
Address
Pirkkalaistie 7
37101 Nokia

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Manner-Suomi Länsi-Suomi Pirkanmaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 89 400,00
INSTITUTO TECNICO AGRONOMICO PROVINCIAL SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 264 250,00
Address
Parque Empresarial Campollano 2 Avd
02007 Albacete

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Castilla-La Mancha Albacete
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT ZA RATARSTVO I POVRTARSTVO INSTITUT OD NACIONALNOG ZNACAJA ZA REPUBLIKU SRBIJU
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 225 250,00
Address
Maksima Gorkog 30
21000 Novi Sad

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Србија - север Регион Војводине Јужнобачка област
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
EUROPEAN CARBON FARMERS SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 144 375,00
Address
12 Lutego 25 7
82-300 Elblag

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Makroregion północny Warmińsko-mazurskie Elbląski
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 61 875,00
CESKY KONOPNY KLASTR ZS
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 153 500,00
Address
Rousinov 47
473 01 Svor

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Severovýchod Liberecký kraj
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 380 500,00
Address
Iera Odos 75
11855 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
GUATECS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 168 875,00
Address
28 Rue Xavier Bichat
72018 Le Mans

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Sarthe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 72 375,00
NOVAMONT SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 490 437,50
Address
Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara

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Nord-Ovest Piemonte Novara
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 210 187,50
VALBOPAN-FIBRAS DE MADEIRA SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 123 812,50
Address
Quinta Do Castelo
2450 025 Nazare

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SME

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

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 53 062,50
ELLINIKA PETRELAIA AE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 91 875,00
Address
Odos Cheimarras 8a
15125 Marousi

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Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 39 375,00
CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA E LA DIMOSTRAZIONE SULLE ENERGIE RINNOVABILI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 176 250,00
Address
Viale Kennedy 182
50038 Scarperia E San Piero

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 20 000,00
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino

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Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
ILIOS SYMVOULEFTIKI E.E.
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 164 325,00
Address
Afon Kentrou 13
30100 Agrinio

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Αιτωλοακαρνανία Δυτική Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 70 425,00

Partners (2)

KAIIMA BRASIL SEMENTES S.A
Brazil
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
R Alecrins N 914 Sala 803
13.024-411 Campinas

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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No data
UNIVERSITE DE SHERBROOKE
Canada
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€ 0,00
Address
Boulevard De L'universite 2500
J1K 2R1 Sherbrooke

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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