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Project

Title
Multipurpose hemp for industrial bioproducts and biomass.
Acronym
MultiHemp
Start
01.09.2012
End
28.02.2017
Coordinating Institute
Università degli studi di Catania
Coordinator
Amaducci
Partner
University of York
Università degli studi di Catania
Wageningen University and Research Centre
Hochschule Bremen
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA E SPERIMENTAZIONE IN AGRICOLTURA
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)
VANDIJKE SEMO BV
Féderation Nationale des Producteurs de Chanvre
Latgales lauksaimniecibas zinatnes centrs - Agriculture Science Center of Latgale
GRUPPO FIBRANOVA SRL
C.M.F. TECHNOLOGY S.P.A.
VENTIMOLA GMBH & CO DAMMTECHNIK KG
MONTAZNA GRADNJA TADEJ ZIMIC SP
ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL DE INVESTIGACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO NACIONAL AGROALIMENTARIO EXTREMADURA
nova-Institut für politische und ökologische Innovation GmbH Hürth
AGRITEC, vyzkum, slechteni a sluzby s.r.o.
Dun Agro
Planete Chanvre SAS
Kranemann Gartenbaumaschinen GmbH
Institute of Bast Fiber Crops, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Aalto University

Allocated to research program
Summary
Within the EU funded R&D cooperation project "MultiHemp" recent methods of geno- and phenotyping will be implemented in order to improve both the productiveness as well as the raw material quality of industrial hemp production in Europe. Breeding activities will be linked to the development of innovative growing, harvesting and processing procedures aiming the production and supply of sustainable products by employing new varieties. The validation will be carried out in large field experiments as well as the scale up of the procedures in SME`s. In order to assure the economic profitability and sustainability of the procedures the results will be undergo a detailed economic and ecological assessment. Within the close integration of the whole R&D network the task of ATB is the development and evaluation of technological solutions for harvesting and processing of hemp as well as its quality characterization. The hemp bio-refinery facilitates the processing of the optimized raw material into valuable products like fibres, seeds and oils, building and composite materials, special chemicals and fuels. The modular design of the developed technical solution enables the utilization of the entire harvested biomass.

Funding
Europäische Union (EU)
Grant agreement number
KBBE-CALL-6-311849
Funding framework
FP7