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LIPOFABRIK

A ground-breaking biomolecular production platform for safer, more efficient and sustainable pest control and crop health management

  • 2 Million
  • France
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A ground-breaking biomolecular production platform for safer, more efficient and sustainable pest control and crop health management
Company Name LIPOFABRIK
Funded By 38
Country France , Western Europe
Project Value 2 Million
Project Detail

LIPOFABRIK is an innovative start-up from the University of Lille, specialized in the production of biological molecules with application in the phytosanitary, food, cosmetic and medical cleaning markets. Our specialised team of researchers has developed and patented a production methodology for mycosubtilin, a bioactive lipopeptide produced by Bacillus subtilis with demonstrated antifungal and stimulating effects in several crops. Since 2013, LIPOFABRIK holds exclusivity on this patent, focused now on its market exploitation and IP portfolio expansion. LIPOFABRIK has invested over 5 years and €2.18 million in the development, validation and business preparation of mycosubtilin for application as biopesticide and biostimulant. We have demonstrated the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of mycosubtilin against fungal infections in open field and greenhouses, reporting the superior efficacy in several peer review publications. We have a lipopeptide production plant in pilot stage, yielding 50 kg per year. In views of the ongoing market demand, regulatory requirements and unmet needs faced by manufacturers of plant protection products, we aim to industrialise our production line responding to the market demand at a cost-efficient price. LIPOFABRIK aims to produce at quantities 10 times higher, with prices 5 times lower and higher purity than competitors offer. This project aims to overcome the current market shortage on lipopeptides, industrialising our proprietary formulation and process to be aligned with the voiced demand. Upon completion, we will operate the first industrial lipopeptide production plant in Europe, providing a sustainable and cost-efficient solution for natural plant protection. Our proprietary biopesticide ingredients will be sold at a competitive price, being the only European company with capability to deliver bulk amounts, from 200-400 tons per year, of lipopeptides needed for large scale application in agriculture and gardening.

Sector Administration & Marketing

Contact Details

Company Name LIPOFABRIK
Address Universite Lille 1 Polytech Lille Avenue Paul Langevin 59655 Villeneuve DAscq
Web Site https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/221331/factsheet/en

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INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA

SCALABLE TECHNOLOGIES FOR BIO-URBAN WASTE RECOVERY

  • 12 Million
  • Spain
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SCALABLE TECHNOLOGIES FOR BIO-URBAN WASTE RECOVERY
Company Name INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA
Funded By 38
Country Spain , Western Europe
Project Value 12 Million
Project Detail

SCALIBUR creates a holistic consortium to cut urban biowaste and replace it with a new production chain of biomaterials, forming a partnership of end users to recover and transform biowaste from three municipalities, namely Madrid (ES), Albano (IT) and Kozani (EL), into value added products. During SCALIBUR a complete study of the quality, logistics and management schemes for municipal solid waste (MSW) and urban sewage sludge (USS) will be performed, to integrate innovative systems and technologies and obtain high-value biobased products. In SCALIBUR, HORECA waste will be transformed to proteins, lipids and chitin from insect rearing, while the organic fraction of MSW will generate biopesticides and bioplastics by high-solid enzymatic hydrolysis followed by fermentation. The resulting biogas from MSW and USS will be upgraded by bioelectrochemical treatment to produce commodity chemicals and bioplastics, such as PHBV. By cutting traditional linear waste management, new business models are created for the resulting circular value chains, applying a sustainable approach to generate new activities and benefits. These new profit sources will be created from a baseline analysis of existing waste management data and business models for each municipality, generating social innovation and favouring the adaptation and uptake of new opportunities along the entire urban value cycle. Continuous tests and development along SCALIBUR will create and fine tune new business models based on innovative processes, and feedback will be obtained from all stakeholders, in order to improve the definition, performance and integration of value, to minimize waste and maximize its benefit. With social engagement strategies, key communities will participate in all aspects of the new value creation, calibrating the returns of the project both for the generation of jobs and improved urban welfare, such as reducing the dependence from outside materials and the environmental impacts.

Sector Administration & Marketing

Contact Details

Company Name INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA
Address Calle Albert Einstein 1 Parque Tecnologico De Valencia 46980 Paterna
Web Site https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/220130/factsheet/en

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AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Innovative tools for rational control of the most difficult-to-manage pests (super pests) and the diseases they transmit

  • 3 Million
  • Greece
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Innovative tools for rational control of the most difficult-to-manage pests (super pests) and the diseases they transmit
Company Name AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Funded By European Union
Country Greece , Western Europe
Project Value 3 Million
Project Detail

Among the most acute challenges that many producers of fruit and vegetable crops currently face are a subset of arthropod pest species - namely aphids, whiteflies, thrips and mites - that are extremely difficult to control (the “super pests”). These issues have been caused, in part, by the over reliance on synthetic insecticides and novel methods of control are urgently required. The SuperPests project aims to meet this need by developing and evaluating a suite of innovative products, tools and concepts, and integrating these with existing approaches in data driven Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs. These control strategies will ensure the effective and sustainable control of the “super pests”, with substantially reduced use of pesticides. To achieve this SuperPests will develop multiplex and automated sample-to-answer diagnostics (biotypes, infection status and insecticide resistance profile), evaluate biopesticides (green chemistry – plant extracts & metabolites, synergists, RNAi and bio-stimulants), study host plant resistance to pests and compatibility with biological control, select natural enemies better suited to certain crops and IPM, and develop predictive mathematical models, iteratively validated against experimental data, to determine optional combinations for IPM. Successful completion of the deliverables of SuperPests will create opportunities for the commercial exploitation of the new tools and products. The previous experience of the consortium members with a whole range of multi-actor and multidisciplinary approaches and cutting-edge translational technologies, the extensive synergies with parallel large international programs, and the inclusion of appropriate companies places the SuperPests team in a strong position to generate knowledge and create smart tools and practices which ensure pest control while protecting the environment and human health.

Sector Healthcare Equipment And Services

Contact Details

Company Name AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Address Iera Odos 75 11855 ATHENS Greece
Web Site https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/214751_en.html

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