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2017.03.24 | Events

International Scientific Workshop on Sustainable Intensification Metrics

Within the frame of the FACCE SURPLUS project SUSTAg, an international scientific workshop on sustainable intensification metrics will be held in Berlin on Monday May 22. The workshop will be held as a pre-conference meeting to the MACSUR Science Conference 2017.

The project aims to increase agricultural yields while at the same time minimizing the negative impact on the environment. Photo: Rasmus Landgreen

2017.02.17 | Research news

Moving European agricultural systems towards an increased sustainable and intensified production

A new research project will explore the transition processes of European agricultural systems towards a sustainably intensified production.

The ultimate outcome of the project will be a set of stakeholder relevant options for sustainably increasing food and non-food production within an emerging European bioeconomy. Photo: Linh Nguyen

2017.02.17 | Research news

How to increase sustainable agricultural production while ensuring food security?

A holistic scientific approach to global food and energy challenges will provide stakeholders with better and more detailed data, making them choose the most sustainable solutions.

Barley is a major crop worldwide, with Europe producing the greatest share. Photo: Colourbox

2017.02.17 | Research news

New crops containing more biomass will ensure more renewable energy

A new research project will develop new barley crops that will increase the amount of straw material which can be used for biomass production, without decreasing grain yield. This will make the barley production more sustainable from both an economical and environmental point of view.

2017.01.05 | News from the management

New FACCE SURPLUS Call: Small scale biorefineries

FACCE SURPLUS announces the launch of a second call for transnational research projects on "Small scale Biorefineries". The deadline for the submission of pre-proposals is March 7, 2017.

A new project aims to improve the cultivation of miscanthus, a gigantic plant able to deliver a significant amount of biomass for energy production. Photo: Colourbox

2017.01.02 | Research news

Development of techniques for biomass production on marginal land in Europe

A new project will develop techniques for biomass production on marginal and contaminated land in Europe thus avoiding conflicting with food production.

Previous research indicates that the Sida plant has many advantages, such as contributing significantly to diversified bioeconomy and enhanced biodiversity. Photo: Fritzflohrreynolds

2016.12.21 | Research news

American multipurpose plant may enter the European market

The plant called Sida hermaphrodita might for the first time soon enter the European market, thereby contributing to the development of several bio-based products as well as improving biodiversity. In combination with tree production this could be a great stepping stone towards a bio-based economy.

The project partners in Vitismart will develop biological and environmentally friendly ways of defeating grapevine diseases.

2016.12.21 | Research news

Towards a biological and climate resilient wine production

A new research project will reduce chemical input, prepare for climate changes and improve productivity in grapevine production. A development which is highly needed in order to adapt to future challenges.

2016.11.18 | Research news

Pre-Announcement of 2nd FACCE SURPLUS Call for proposals

FACCE-JPI and FACCE SURPLUS pre-announce the upcoming call for joint research projects. The indicative total available budget amounts to 7M€. The call is expected to open on January 5, 2017 with a closing date for pre-proposals on March 7, 2017.

2016.09.27 | Meeting

Successful kick-off meeting attracted participants from all of Europe

Two hundred researchers and representatives from European companies got together for three days in Denmark to mark the launch of FACCE SURPLUS research projects.

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