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Recycling and upgrading of bone meal for environmentally friendly crop protection and nutrition

Objective

Overall objective of PROTECTOR is to realise the integrated thermal inactivation (carbonization) and biotechnological recycling of high Phosphorus containing (but potentiallly microbiological-risk material) waste (bone meal) and upgrade it into a high added value and safe biotechnological crop protection and nutrition product for environmentally friendly vegetable cultivation. The biocontrol effect targets primarily combat against crown rot of tomato and damping off plant pathogens and improvement of plant natural resistance as well. The risk of cross contamination at food chain organic waste streams requires new technological solutions. The proposal utilizes animal bone char for microbiological carrier and sugar, vegetable oil and milk food industrial by-product streams (molasses, glycerin, whey) as nutrients during the solid substrate fermentation and formulation process. Natural soil borne microbiological strains are selected for entrapment into the internal sphere of the solid carrier and formulated in a way that long term storage of the substance will be viable on ambient temperature. The method and product provides enhanced survival of the protected microorganism during introduction into the soil. Comprehensive work program has been developed by 12 EU partner consortium for added value transformation of food industrial waste, including waste management strategy development, selection of Phosphorus mobilizing microorganism with biocontrol effect connected to solid state fermentation and formulation, evaluation of P kinetics in soil, comprehensive risk assessment, validation and demonstration, cost benefit analysis, consumers acceptance evaluation, innovation management with intranet, development of dissemination strategy and efficient dissemination. The final achievements are the prevention,protection and preservation approaches aiming environmentally friendly and healthy food production in lowinput vegetable sector.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-FOOD-2-A
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Funding Scheme

STIP - Specific Targeted Innovation Project

Coordinator

TERRA HUMANA CLEAN TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPEMENT, ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING LTD.
Address
Szechenyi 59
Budapest
Hungary

Participants (11)

PLANT RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 1
Wageningen
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Address
Whiteknights
217 Reading
UNIVERSITY OF ROSTOCK
Germany
Address
Universitätsplatz 1
Rostock
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITÄT HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Welfengarten 1
Hannover
HELMHOLTZ - ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
Leipzig
UNIVERSITY OF TURIN
Italy
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
Turin
UNIVERSITÉ PARIS-SUD
France
Address
15 Rue Georges Clemenceau
Orsay
MIGAL GALILEE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
Israel
Address
South Industrial Area
831 Kiryat Shemona
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Serrano 117
Madrid
SONAC VUREN B.V
Netherlands
Address
Zeiving 35
107 4214 Kt Vuren
ARPAD AGRAR TERMELO KERESKEDELMI ES SZOLGALTATO RT.
Hungary