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SMART GREEN INSECT

Smart Green Insect offers two new products from insect breeding:  biostimulantsof crops eflours rich in proteins, using an innovative production system in Europe with automated bio-reactors. The project also aims to create a pilot plant that uses innovative farming techniques, in order to show the potential of insecticulture for the development of new opportunities in the sector, promotion of diversification, employment, generational turnover and an ecosystem that revolves around alternative food productions.

This project is part  of the Rural Development Program of Navarra 2014-2020 and  is 90% financed with support from  the European Union through the EAFRD funds and the Government of Navarra in 65 and 35% of the co-financing, respectively.  

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THE FOOD OF FUTURE

Il progetto, finanziato dalla Regione Marche (POR MARCHE FESR 2014/2020), ha permesso lo sviluppo del primo impianto pilota di Nutrinsect, che ospita attività di allevamento intensivo di grillo domestico, trasformazione del grillo in prodotto essiccato per i settori del pet food e food. Inoltre, aspetto fondamentale del progetto è rappresentato dall'applicazione del principio di Economia Circolare, grazie al recupero degli scarti dell'allevamento di insetti e la loro valorizzazione come prodotti fertilizzanti per l'agricoltura sostenibile. 

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RECOVER

Recover's main objective is the problem of biodegradation of plastic in the agri-food industry. In fact, the project promotes an innovative biotic symbiosis based on the interaction of microorganisms and insects, in order to degrade common plastics such as PET, LDPE, PS. Recover is funded by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (JU) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

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