Eco-sustainable agronomic practices in agricultural production processes project

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    The University of Siena and the Province of Lucca, in Tuscany, Italy, are seeking partners interested in a project aimed at reaching and developping eco-sustainable agronomic practices in agricultural production processes.

    Specifically this project promotes the development of eco-sustainable agronomic practices in agricultural production processes related to agricultural tree crops typical of the Mediterranean area: vines, olive trees, orchards and nursery productions.

    In particular, the experimental project is aimed at testing production processes for the production of liquid tannin extracted from wood chips of chestnut and locust pseudoacacia through solubilization in hot water at high pressure; and wood vinegar produced by the condensation of the fumes of the pyrogasification process of wood chips.

    The tannin production process generates wet wood chips and liquid tannin, while the wood vinegar process originates charcoal (or biochair), wood vinegar and singas (mixture of hydrogen, methane, carbon monoxide, etc.) which can be used to power internal combustion engines to produce electricity.

    The two extracts are characterized by active ingredients that stimulate the resistance of plants to pathogens and environmental stress (thermal and water), while the by-products represent excellent opportunities: for energy enhancement in domestic stoves (wood chip and biochair), for use as mulch in the nursery and ornamental sector (wood chips) and also as a soil improver for the agricultural sector (biochair).
    The project therefore aims to structure local production chains of these active ingredients and related by-products, enhancing and diversifying forest production and at the same time reducing the environmental impacts of traditional agricultural production through a strong reduction of chemical inputs.
    Moreover, the supply chain also activates a significant production of energy resources (wood chips, biochar and singas), which take on particular importance in this historical moment.

    The project envisages both the carrying out of tests and evaluation of the effectiveness of organic products, as well as transfer activities to woodland companies, with the setting up of prototype production plants and application protocols for the treatments for the different crop types. The environmental effects of the production conversion and qualification process and the additional benefits generated in terms of product image will therefore be measured, as well as the economic effects on the territories where the supply chains will be launched.

    If you are interested please contact us at the following address:


    Todorka AtanasovaTodorka Atanasova


    Varna Economic Development Agency (VEDA) is interested in joining your project consortium.

    VEDA (, is an NGO that operates in public benefit on the territory of Varna region in Bulgaria.

    We have participated in multinational projects funded under the EU H2020 Program, JOP “Black Sea Basin 2014-2020”, Danube Transnational Program, Erasmus+, etc., providing research, consultancy, training, and organization of a variety of events. VEDA was a national contact point for the CIP Eco-Innovation Program (2007-2013).

    Our expertise is in the area of eco- and social innovation; modernization of agricultural sector; blue economy; revitalization of urban and industrial areas; cultural and rural tourism. We can deliver support for SMEs and start-ups as well as training & mentoring services.

    Recently we have been involved in the implementation of three Black Sea Basin projects with reference to modernization of agriculture, incl. a platform for marketing the BSB agricultural products.

    We will be happy to explore opportunities for cooperation on your project aimed at reaching and developing eco-sustainable agronomic practices in agricultural production processes.

    Contact person: Todorka Dimitrova
    VEDA Director –

    Angelos ParmatziasAngelos Parmatzias

    We are interested in your project, please contact us.

    C.I.P. Citizens In Power (CIP) is a non-profit, educational and research organization. CIP constitutes a leading organization in Cyprus in global education, social innovation, citizen engagement, entrepreneurship, STEM, IoT, AI, clean energy and sustainable growth. CIP has been running more than 70 EU-funded projects, including KA2 & KA3 actions, AMIF, ENI CBC Med, COSME and Horizon Europe.
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    Angelos ParmatziasAngelos Parmatzias

    Few of our projects
    – ‘NEX-LABS’ ENI CBC MED project: ENI CBC MED project: is a €3.4 million project that aims to support the implementation of clean technologies for the sustainable and resilient growth of agri-food sector production based on more efficient use of energy (renewable/solar solutions) and water (wastewater treatment, water harvesting or reuse solutions) in Mediterranean Partner Countries region thanks to the contribution of ICT such as blockchain technology, Internet or the Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Big Data.

    – ‘Closing the gap between fork and farm for circular nutrient flows’ project aims at the implementation and exploration of innovative Nitrogen & Phosphorus recovery solutions for the utilization of human sanitary waste from urban settlements and its conversion into safe bio-based fertilisers for agricultural production (HORIZON-CL6-2022-ZEROPOLLUTION-01-02, Project number: 101081883, budget: 7.5 million).

    -FoodE ( KA220) will raise agri-food entrepreneurs’ and young farmers’ awareness of food loss and its impact on the environment through providing them with opportunities to engage in knowledge-exchanges with experts, create affiliations to improve their employability, training for becoming FoodE ambassadors and providing them with possibilities to communicate with old farmers and agri-food entrepreneurs that will help them design solutions, products and/or services for tackling the
    food loss issue.

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