RESEARCH & INNOVATION. GREECE
Description of the project: Greek research laboratory expert in producing high quality vermicompost from animal waste is looking for a research or academic institute specialized in soil microbiology and/or SMEs specialized in waste composting in order to produce, ameliorate and standardize a highly growth-promoting and environmentally-friendly vermicompost. The proposer intends to submit a project proposal under H2020 topic WASTE-7-2015 on Ensuring sustainable use of agricultural waste, co-products and byproducts.
Details: Vermicomposting is a widely-used method of manipulating animal wastes for use in agriculture and the enhancement of crop yield. However, the following shortcomings can be found in the present state of manufacture and use:
- lack of standardization and repeatability in the process of vermicomposting
The Greek research institution is planning to submit a proposal under H2020 topic WASTE-7-2015 on Ensuring sustainable use of agricultural waste, co-products and by-products.
The proposer is interested to identify SMEs with expertise in vermicompost manufacturing from a number of animal and plant sources, and/or expertise in post-vermicompost products manufacturing (vermicompost concentrate in solid/liquid form etc) and in microbial identification, quantification and biodiversity techniques. Furthermore, the proposer is looking for research institutions familiar with microarray technology targeting soil microbes genes and environmental monitoring assessment (of pathogens and pollutants in soil and water). The deadline for receiving expression of interests from potential partners is the 31st of March 2015. The project duration is 96 weeks.
Advantages and Innovations
The proposer intends to submit a project proposal under H2020 topic WASTE-7-2015 on Ensuring sustainable use of agricultural waste, co-products and by-products. Proposals should evaluate existing techniques and develop new and innovative approaches for efficient use of agricultural waste, co-products and by-products, thereby contributing to the creation of sustainable value chains in the farming and processing sectors (including the organic sector). A
1. nutrient, energy and biochemical recovery from manure and other effluents;
Deadline: The deadline of the call is the 21st of April 2015.
Partner sought: - Type of partner sought: Research or academic institute and SME
- Specific area of activity of the partner: Research or academic institute specializing in soil microbiology, SME specialized in waste composting is also highly desirable
- Task to be performed: production, ameliorattion and standardization of a highly growthpromoting,environmentally-friendly and pathogen-free vermicompost from animal manure (and other waste).
Type and Size of Partner Sought: SME 11-50, University, R&D Institution,SME
Type of Partnership Considered: Research cooperation agreement