UNIMORE is looking for international partners (private and public) interested in a project aimed to close the waste cycle in outdoor/indoor food cropping systems, involving biomass production transformation in multiple scenarios for reducing GHG emissions along the chain. A particular focus will cover by-products valorisation, study of cycling loops for N, P and K and digestate composting. Feed and bioenergy crops, agro-industrial by-products and livestock sludge can be evaluated in the project, too.
Considering that Italy has recently set new requirements for environmental sustainability in the biogas production and reuse of digestate, UNIMORE is looking for international partners interested in providing new technical solutions in biogas production and digestate reuse according to their own national legislation.
More information will be available for interested organisations.
Main interest in Subtheme 3, mainly:
"How can the integrated modelling of water, biomass, bioenergy, food, and chemicals in the production and transformation of biomass follow the requirements of environmental sustainability (such as the closed cycling loops for N, P and K, water recycling, etc.)? How can sensitivity analysis of the variables reduce uncertainty in the models?"
Second interest in Subtheme 1, mainly:
"Integration of novel agronomic practices into agricultural systems, such as double cropping, improving yields of existing plant species and diversification of the outputs from different harvested parts of the plant to generate multiple uses for the various plant fractions".
"Innovations in the design and siting of environmentally advanced, minimum waste biorefineries, associated with locally integrated production systems for food, feed, fibre and biomass for biorefining, making full use of agricultural and other organic products, by-products and wastes, as they cascade through the production and processing system, in order to better close the cycling of the major nutrients (N, P and K)."
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) is a networked campus located in the towns of
Modena and Reggio Emilia. Currently UNIMORE project portfolio includes more than 50 running FP7 projects,
plus several other European projects. The BIOGEST-SITEIA Centre, Interdepartmental Centre for Agri-Food
innovation and research transfer, belongs to the High Technology Network of Emilia-Romagna Region. Its main
goal is the technological transfer from University to industry and promoting research innovation through 28
scientists from the University and 13 dedicated personnel.