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Projects in area: NON-FOOD PRODUCTS

Ecological, biological, sivicultural and economical management for optimisation of chestnut wood and alimentary production within a sustainable development frame
MANCHEST - (QLRT-2000-00029)
The stands of chestnut trees (Castanea sativa Mill.), situated on the foothills in Europe between forests and agricultural land, are important, both from the scenic and environmental point of view, but also for the local economy and culture. These agro-ecosystems are threatened by the activity of man, global change, fungal diseases and by the ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY
The interactive European network for industrial crops and their applications in the changing millennium
IENICA - (QLRT-2000-00111)
Markets for non-food crop products are emerging, but development is hampered by uncoordinated efforts, lack of sector structure and produce specifications. End users are often unaware of the benefits and opportunities for non-food products. There has been much 'science push' but market orientation is now the key to success in this sector. This project ... More (full abstract).
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FOOD, ARABLE CROPS
Compression wood in conifers - the characterisation of its formation and its relevance to timber quality
Compression Wood - (QLRT-2000-00177)
Compression wood is a type of reaction wood that forms in conifers on the underside of leaning stems, on the leeward side of trees exposed to strong winds, in crooked stems and in the lower part of trees growing on a slope. The structure and chemical composition of compression wood differ from those of normal wood. These differences result in a deterioration ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY
Industry network for renewable resources and materials
INFORRM - (QLRT-2000-00203)
There is a vast range of activities and websites managed by organisations at national and European Union levels, involving the many products, services and opportunities in the industrial (i.e. non-food crops) arena. These are not currently integrated nor is it easy to search across them. They present a complex and therefore uninviting picture to the ... More (full abstract).
 
Forecasting the dynamic response of timber quality to management and environmental change: An integrated approach
MEFYQUE - (QLRT-2000-00345)
There is a recognised need within the European forest industry for models forecasting the quality of timber, given that the wood product industries are reliant on a regular supply of wood of uniform properties. This proposal aims to improve understanding by developing an integrated modelling framework. The framework will enable forest managers, the ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING
Wood for energy - A contribution to the development of sustainable forest management
WOOD-EN-MAN - (QLRT-2000-00527)
WOOD-EN-MAN will focus on the sustainable use of wood-based biomass resources for energy aiming at further development of sustainable forest management in Europe, including socio-economic aspects. End user products will be based on integrated ecological, biological and socio-economic research. Operational management guidelines and policy recommendations ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Stability of biodiesel
BIOSTAB - (QLRT-2000-00533)
In order to ensure customers' acceptance, standardisation and quality assurance are key factors in the market introduction of biodiesel as a transport and heating fuel. Minimum requirements and test methods are included in the European standards for biodiesel. However, during the standardisation process a major significance was attached to fuel stability ... More (full abstract).
 
Carbon-nitrogen interactions in forest ecosystems
CNTER - (QLRT-2000-00596)
Using European data, as well as several regional databases, the purpose of this project is to identify and validate key parameters and empirical relationships (indicators and transfer functions) relevant to carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) that signify changes in forest ecosystem functioning or environmental impacts. CNTER is an interdisciplinary collaborative ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY, SOIL
End-user access to European RTD for the forest and wood industries sector
Xyloreach - (QLRT-2000-00608)
The project will create a thematic network linking the leading European organisations supporting the forest and wood industries sector. The network will collate, assess and organise all national and European Union funded RTD pertaining to the sector and create a multi-lingual electronic mechanism, whereby the results of this RTD is accessible to, and ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY
Environment-friendly multifunctional grease based on regrowing resources and advanced thickener technology to apply in loss lubrication earth-moving equipment
BIOGREASE - (QLRT-2000-00611)
Oils and greases used in total loss, dry lubrication systems, such as those applied in earth moving equipment, are some of the products in which utilisation of biological resources, market requirements and economic, social and environmental benefits are best involved if a natural-based grease is used. The purpose of this project is to develop and test ... More (full abstract).
 
Optimisation of screening and cleaning technology to control de-inking pulp cleanliness
ScreenClean - (QLRT-2000-00619)
The purpose of the project is to improve the technology in paper recycling to solve the critical problem of 'stickies', relating to when adhesive enters the de-inking process. The approach is to optimise the adhesive size and shape at the pulping step in order to remove them completely by pressure screening and centrifugal cleaning. The basic mechanisms ... More (full abstract).
 
Storm damaged forest: Efficient and safe harvesting, and log conservation methods
STODAFOR - (QLRT-2000-00645)
Storms regularly damage European forests. In December 1999, forests were badly affected in Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and the wind-fallen trees represent, in some regions, several times the average annual harvested volume. This damage was estimated to have reached the, as then, unseen level of about 180 million m, compared ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY
Strategy and technology development for a sustainanble wood and cork forestry chain
SUBERWOOD - (QLRT-2000-00701)
The project is divided into three main work packages. WP 1 concentrates the work to be carried out in relation to tree growth (wood+cork), including the development of management oriented combined wood+cork growth and yield models, for which input data will be gathered from the study of environmental effects and stresses on wood and cork growth, ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY
Reduction of detrimental substances in papermaking
RODET - (QLRT-2000-00749)
In the papermaking process, chemical manufacturing aids are used, as well as fibres and fillers. Reduced process performance and serious production failures are caused by neutralisation reactions between the manufacturing aids and anionic detrimental substances. These can be due to deposits on machine parts, specks in the paper, machine downtime owing ... More (full abstract).
 
Development of industrial solutions for the recycling and valorization of the olive oil fabrication residues for biopolymers and fine chemicals
BIOOLIVE - (QLRT-2000-00766)
The olive oil industry is a major activity in Southern Europe and the Mediterraneen bassin, which produces 95% of the world olive oil, 2.4 Mt, and 30 Mt of solid/liquid residues, "alpeorujo".The project will develop new processes to valorize the alpeorujo in the biopolymer and fine chemical industries. The lignine and cellulose contained in the solid ... More (full abstract).
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FRUIT
Acoustic emission applied to mechanically loaded paper
AEP - (QLRT-2001-00772)
The paper industry is one of the most rapidly changing industries today. Driven by the pressures and demands of Information Technology, its products must meet ever greater demands placed upon it by the customer, involving new paper types and qualities. Paper is a complicated material, or actually a complicated structure in that it involves a number ... More (full abstract).
 
Improving the performance of wood joinery through vacuum impregnation of wood primers and preservatives in a single treatment process
PRIME - (QLRT-2000-00801)
The project addresses the need to improve the performance and durability of wooden joinery in order to make it more commercially attractive as a long-term investment. Wood joinery is losing market share to products made from alternative materials at the expense of its environmental credentials. The research will lead to a better public image of wood ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY
Improvement of dry toner digital print quality for efficient communication
TONA - (QLRT-1999-00929)
The market share of digital printing, which is based mostly on toner technology, is expected to increase from the current level of 5% to around 25% by 2010. Digital printing will enable information produced anywhere in the world to be printed locally on pre-printed or unprinted paper. The effectiveness of publications is dependent on their print quality. ... More (full abstract).
 
Genetic determinism of maritime pine pulp and paper properties
GEMINI - (QLRT-1999-00942)
Natural populations of maritime pine trees show large, in part genetically determined, variations in the properties of lignocellulosic fibres and in the derived pulp and paper products. So far, tree breeding programmes have failed to exploit this variation due to the costly and destructive traditional chemical and technological assays, and the requirement ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY, GENOMICS
Linking physiology, molecular genetics and genomics in Populus to understand and improve yield and quality for biomass and timber productions across Europe
POPYOMICS - (QLRT-2001-00953)
The aim of POPYOMICS is to use the latest techniques in molecular genetic mapping, genomics and the physical sequence of poplar, as available, to define genes that determine yield and disease resistance in Populus with the aim of improving this species for growth across Europe as a bioenergy and timber crop. In contrast to the burning of fossil fuels, ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY, GENOMICS
Development of a Protocol for Ecoefficient Wood Harvesting on Sensitive Sites
ECOWOOD - (QLRT-1999-00991)
Forest machinery interacts considerably with the environment, which means that an inappropriate selection and operation of harvesters and forwarders can have a strong negative impact on the environment. Harvesting conditions vary considerably across Europe, from the wet peat-based soils of Ireland and Scotland, to the steep escarpments of northern ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY, SOIL
Multipurpose exploitation of European forest resources: From wood and bark to bioactive compounds
CERBERUS - (QLRT-2001-01027)
The general aim of this project is to assess and develop the exploitation of wood extractives from industrial waste materials to produce purified bioactive compounds, promoting multi-purpose applications. From this study, it is expected to define the identity and amounts of the major components in knotwood and bark, and the most valuable extraction ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY
Upgrading recycled fibres by appropriate treatments during stock preparation
RECYCLED FIBRES - (QLRT-1999-01071)
Virgin and recycled fibres, used for the production of paper-based boards, are damaged during their lifetime by various treatments. By applying enzymatic treatment or optimising chemical, physico-chemical and mechanical treatments during the recycling process, this project proposes to restore fibre properties to enable the manufacture of paper and ... More (full abstract).
 
Reduction of air emissions at kraft pulp mills
REMPULP - (QLRT-1999-01105)
Kraft pulp mills produce air emissions, particularly nitrogen oxide emissions. This project will develop a deeper understanding of the formation and handling of NOx and other nitrogenous emissions at these mills. There will be detailed investigations of the formation, distribution and behaviour of different nitrogen compounds during the main sub-processes ... More (full abstract).
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FOOD
Bioprocessing of sewage sludge for safe recycling on agricultural land
Biowaste - (QLRT-2001-01138)
The disposal and handling of sewage sludge are increasing problems in Europe due to increasing quantities of sewage sludge produced. A large amount of the sewage sludge contains small fractions of toxic chemicals, which result in problems with the safe use of the sewage sludge on agricultural land. From an ecological and economical point of view, it ... More (full abstract).
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SOIL
Genetic identification of fish eggs by species-specific DNA markers for use in stock biomass Assessments and Detection of Commerical Fraud
MARINEGGS - (QLRT-1999-01157)
Many species of fish within a group show overlapped distributions and spawning periods, and their eggs can be confounded in plankton surveys. In this project, it is proposed to improve a fisheries-independent method of fish spawning stock biomass estimation by developing genetic-based methods for the accurate identification of the early stages of the ... More (full abstract).
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FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE
Engineering fibre and wood properties in poplar using innovative functional genomic approaches
POPWOOD - (QLRT-1999-01209)
Recent developments of poplar genomics provide unique resources of new information that this project proposes to exploit in the context of the Popwood programme. It will improve the understanding of genetic and molecular mechanisms controlling vascular development (VD) and wood formation, and engineer transgenic poplars with modified fibres and wood ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY, GENOMICS
High added value composite panels through recycling of waste lignocellulosic materials
COMPOSITE PANELS - (QLRT-1999-01221)
Currently there are paper products and waste composite panels (mainly furniture parts) that are not appropriate for reuse in the paper industry. This project will develop a new technology for the production of medium-density fibreboard (MDF) using the fibres generated from waste composite panels (particleboard, fibreboard) and waste low-grade paper, ... More (full abstract).
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SOIL
Efficient utilisation of forage maize by dairy cattle: Key plant parameters, genetic determinism, impact on milk production, Animal Behaviour and Environment
SILEGENEQUA - (QLRT-2000-01262)
Forage maize is a pillar component of ruminant diets. It is particularly important in dairy cattle where, due to its high energetic value, maize silage has a unique ability to provide sufficient energy to sustain milk production, and it increases the efficiency of milk production by improving milk yield and quality. This project will contribute to ... More (full abstract).
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FOOD, ANIMALS, CEREALS
A novel bioprocess for hydrogen production from biomass for fuel cells
BIOHYDROGEN - (QLRT-1999-01267)
The application of fuel cells is gaining an increasing interest in the world of energy production. The advantages of fuel cells are clear: energy conversion is more efficient when compared to traditional energy conversion systems and they produce zero emissions. However the feedstock for the fuel cell, hydrogen, is derived from fossil fuels and its ... More (full abstract).
 
Biological performance testing methodology to evaluate the durability of plywood as a quality indicator for exterior construction purposes
PLYBIOTEST - (QLRT-2001-01270)
Plywood is the wood-based panel product that shows the best physical and mechanical properties for application in constructions, even more valid under moist circumstances and with load-bearing applications under exterior conditions. The mechanical and physical criteria to be met for construction purposes in general, and more specifically for outdoor ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY
Towards efficient oxygen delignification
OXYDELIGN - (QLRT-1999-01277)
The overall aim of the project is to improve the oxygen delignification process for the manufacture of chemical pulps. Delignification with oxygen in alkaline solution is a very useful method for the removal of lignin from pulp and, accordingly, most of the pulp and paper mills in Europe use oxygen delignification to produce pulps for bleaching. However, ... More (full abstract).
 
Environmentally adapted mixed diesel fuel systems containing diesel ethanol and RME
BIOFUEL MIXES - (QLRT-1999-01284)
The purpose of this project is to reduce harmful emissions from diesel-powered vehicles and utilise set-aside farming land. The project concerns the formulation of environmentally adapted diesel fuels in the form of a microemulsion, where a part of the ordinary fossil diesel fuel is replaced with fuel from renewable resources (for example, bio-alcohol). ... More (full abstract).
 
Bio-source-based recyclable poly (ester-co-amide)s and poly (ester-co-urethane)s for industrial foam applications
BIOFOAM - (QLRT-1999-01298)
The purpose of the Biofoam project is to develop new types of aliphatic block co-polyesters, poly(ester-amide)s and poly(ester-urethane)s, and industrially important foams made from these. The combination of inexpensive renewable bio-source based feedstock, efficient chemical synthesis, and high value foam applications leads to an innovative approach ... More (full abstract).
 
Process development for microbial production of the bulk chemical 1.3-Propanediol from glycerol water as a waste effluent
BIODIOL - (QLRT-2001-01343)
The aim of Biodiol is to develop an integrated biotechnical process for the production of the bulk-chemical 1.3-propanediol (PD) from glycerol waters by using the biological waste directly from biodiesel plants. The use of wastes from food industries as a co-substrate will be investigated to increase PD yield. To enable the usage of these cheap impure ... More (full abstract).
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SOIL
Biocompatible flexible polymer alloys based on polyesters from renewable resources for mass-consumer applications involving contact with human fluids and tissues
BIOFLEX - (QLRT-1999-01355)
The massive consumption of crude fossil fuel, both as an energy source and raw material supply, results in environmental penalties incompatible with the concept of sustainable growth in a modern society. In this context, the production of fine chemicals through natural synthesis by fermentation of excess agricultural products, or agro-industrial sub-products, ... More (full abstract).
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HUMAN HEALTH AND WELLBEING
New environmentally-sound methods for pitch control in different paper pulp manufacturing processes
PITCH - (QLRT-1999-01357)
The accumulation of wood extractives in paper mills, forming 'pitch deposits', results in low-quality pulp and blockages causing important economic losses as well as effluent toxicity. This proposal focuses on the pilot-scale development of environmentally sound methods for pitch control during the manufacture of selected pulps (spruce TMP and eucalypt ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY
Design, development and up-scaling of a sustainable production system for hemp textiles: An integrated quality systems approach
HEMP-SYS - (QLRT-2001-01363)
There is a growing interest worldwide in the use of hemp fibre for textile applications. It is in the economic and social interest of the European Union to become self-supportive in this area but there is no large-scale production of hemp yarns and fabrics because of poor fibre quality and homogeneity. These aspects and the uncertainty of a constant ... More (full abstract).
 
1.3-Propanediol - A versatile bulk chemical from renewable resources by novel biocatalysts and process strategies
PROPANEDIOL 2 - (QLRT-1999-01364)
Recent developments in the use of 1.3-propaneidol (PD) as a monomer for novel polyesters and biodegradable plastics has led to a strong market need for the economical and sustainable production of this emerging bulk chemical, preferably via a biological route. PD can only be produced naturally by micro-organisms from glycerol. The present production ... More (full abstract).
 
Better management of water process systems by biotechnological identification and treatment of detrimental micro-organisms and metabolites
BIOTECH CONTROL - (QLRT-1999-01389)
Paper production is one of the most water-intensive industrial processes and its effluents have a significant impact on aquatic ecosystems. There is growing insight that a reduction of freshwater consumption and an increase in waste paper recycling rates do in fact contribute to better company results. In response to the economic and environmental ... More (full abstract).
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SOIL, GENOMICS
Innovative models of critical key indicators as planning and decision support for sustainable rural development and inegrated cross-border regional management in former Iron Curtain areas based on north to south European reference studies
IRON CURTAIN - (QLRT-2000-01401)
The project is focused on a multi-sectoral integrated methodology for decision-making in a sustainable rural development enhancing territorial competitiveness. It is based on the development of an innovative toolset incorporating Geographical Information Systems (GIS), system dynamics and indicator modelling, integrating rural areas, natural and human ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING
Improvement of wood product properties by increased hydrophobicity obtained by the use of silicon compounds
HYDROPHOB - (QLRT-2001-01439)
The newly implemented Biocidal Products' Directive and future restriction of toxic preservatives will reduce the overall use of biocides. The proposed project aims to develop silicon-based hydrophobisation treatments to improve wood properties in many ways, such as improved dimensional stability, durability against bio-organisms, applicability of ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY, SOIL
Green chemicals and biopolymers from rapeseed meal with enhanced end-performances
BIOREFINERY 2 - (QLRT-1999-01442)
Expansion of the production and use of European oilseeds as biological raw materials in green chemicals and polymers will enhance end-use performances of meals and proteins in versatile markets. Evaluating the uses of oilseed protein products in innovative markets (floor coverings, insulation, cosmetics, paper coating), the multidisciplinary approach ... More (full abstract).
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ARABLE CROPS
Calcium, the backbone of fish culture: Importance in skeletal formation, reproduction and normal physiology
FISHCAL - (QLRT-2000-01465)
Despite improved methodologies for farming of marine fish species, the viability of egg and larvae is still, in most cases, no more than 20-30%. This is because of high mortalities and/or a high incidence of larvae with skeletal deformities (dystrophies). Often dystrophies are not immediately apparent leading to a wasteful use of food, energy, space ... More (full abstract).
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FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE
Linking raw material characteristics with industrial needs for environmentally sustainable and efficient transformation processes
LINESET - (QLRT-1999-01467)
Using wood raw material efficiently is difficult, due to great variation in wood quality, which is not fully known until the final stage is reached. The end-manufacturers' real needs are not known well enough either at an early stage. This means that more forest than necessary is harvested in order to produce the amount of final products required. ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY
Information tools for more efficient forestry-wood chains
INFORCHAIN - (QLRT-1999-01477)
The Forestry Wood Chain (FWC) consists of forest owners, machine entrepreneurs, wood-procurement organisations, sawmills and pulp and paper mills linked by a complex production and business network. Efficient and market-driven operations within this network are important, particularly in the face of increasing international competition. There is a ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY
Resource-efficient sulphur-free production of cellulose pulp
NovaCell - (QLRT-2001-01482)
The NovaCell process is a new resource and an eco-efficient, sulphur-free concept for the manufacturing of chemical pulp. The proposed European project will develop a solid techno-economical platform for the implementation of the NovaCell process into the European chemical pulp industry. Recent discoveries in pulping catalysis and oxygen delignification ... More (full abstract).
 
Small-scale wood harvesting technology in Europe
SMALLFORE - (QLRT-1999-01493)
The Small-Scale Wood Harvesting Technology in Europe and its Contribution to Rural Development (SMALLFORE) project has explored development needs and possibilities for small-scale wood harvesting technology, to promote the employment potential and viability of forested rural areas in Europe. Both technological and socio-economic aspects were considered. ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Hemp as raw material for novel industral applications
HARMONIA - (QLRT-1999-01505)
In a previous European Union project, a new bright hemp variety was developed in which the fibre quality compared favourably with that of currently available hemp varieties. Processing of the new bright hemp revealed that the decortication was noticeably better and less energy was needed to isolate the fibres. Furthermore, the isolated fibres appear ... More (full abstract).
 
Fibre variability of European spruce and wood assortments for improved TMP production
EUROFIBER - (QLRT-1999-01520)
The purpose of the project is to increase the competitiveness of the European pulp and paper industry (a better and more uniform product quality, more cost-efficient production) through a greater rational utilisation of European forest resources. The production of newsprint and LWC paper from Norway spruce will be focused upon, but the results and ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY
Integrated, non-fungicidal control of Melampsora rusts in renewable energy willow plantations
BIOMASS WILLOW RUST - (QLRT-1999-01585)
Rust, caused by Melampsora, is the most serious problem for the willow (Salix), a main renewable energy crop and important vegetation for conservation in Europe. The European Union is committed to a 15% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2010 and a large increase of energy production from renewable sources is expected. Economic ... More (full abstract).
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ARABLE CROPS, CROP PESTS AND DISEASES, FORESTRY
Magnetic resonance imaging of wood and its interface with glue, coatings and air
MARWINGCA - (QLRT-1999-01587)
Wood is a sustainable, renewable and versatile material. When processed, dried and protected correctly it becomes a high quality, stable material. However, the increasing use of environment-friendly coatings can cause problems with rot in wood panels, due to water retention in the coating/wood interface. Moisture ingress into glue can lead to mechanical ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING
Renewable resins for industrial wood-based panel production
RenuResin - (QLRT-2001-01596)
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FORESTRY
Enhancing the competitiveness and efficiency of wood-based panels in construction
Panels - (QLRT-1999-01640)
This project is required to support the European Union policy relating to the Construction Products Directive and the Harmonised Standard for wood-based panel products. The project addresses 12 key issues relating to the structural use of wood-based panels as identified by the European Standardisation Committee CEN TC112. The project has produced new ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING
Biomass production chain and growth simulation model for Kenaf
BIOKENAF - (QLRT-2001-01729)
This RTD project will contribute to the implementation of three main European Union policies: the Common Agricultural Policy, the Agenda 2000 and the White Paper. As a result of these policies, the financial feasibility of non-food crops production will increase, but the diversification of land use and sustainability of farm incomes should also be ... More (full abstract).
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ARABLE CROPS, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING
Integrated biological treatment and agricultural re-use of olive mill effluents with the concurrent recovery of energy sources
BIOTROLL - (QLRT-2001-02344)
The olive pulp generated during the two-phase processing of olive oil contains almost 80% (per dry weight) carbohydrates and, thus, could be an ideal substrate for the production of energy in the form of ethanol, hydrogen and biogas (methane). Very limited research has so far been conducted into making value out of this waste. This project will analyse ... More (full abstract).
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FRUIT, SOIL
Algae as raw material for the production of bioplastics and biocomposites contributing to sustainable development of European coastal regions
BIOPAL - (QLRT-2001-02431)
The purpose of the BIOPAL project is to contribute towards solving two environmental problems: algal proliferations and the elimination of plastic waste. The biomass created by green algae and Zostera plague could generate profit by being exploited as a raw material for the production of a new generation of functional bioplastics and biocomposites ... More (full abstract).
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SOIL, FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE
Perspectives of plant protein use in aquaculture: Biological, environmental and socio-economic consequences
PEPPA - (QLRT-1999-30068)
Studies will be undertaken on a freshwater and a marine teleost (rainbow trout and gilthead sea bream) in order to define the ideal protein profile for maximising muscle growth. With an amino acid balance, non-protein energy supply and reduction of anti-nutritional factors (ANF), fishmeal-free (FMF) practical diets will be developed using plant protein ... More (full abstract).
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CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE
Ensiling and grazing of energy-rich grasses with elevated sugar contents for the sustainable production of ruminant livestock
SWEETGRASS - (QLRT-1999-30498)
The project aims to provide a sound scientific basis for using novel grasses, bred for high sugar content using conventional breeding methods, in grassland-based agriculture. At certain times of the year, these grasses contain up to 400g sugar per kilo. It is proposed to use these grasses, both grazed and ensiled, on their own and in combination with ... More (full abstract).
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ANIMALS, GRASSLAND, CEREALS, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Rapid antibiotic detection for illegal and unlicensed substances in animal feedstuffs
Feedstuffs-RADIUS - (QLRT-1999-30900)
In the European Union, human health concerns have resulted in the antibiotic growth promoters avoparcin, spiramycin, tylosin, virginiamycin and zinc bacitracin being banned from use in animal feed. Existing Community methods of analysis are microbiologically based, non-specific, susceptible to feed component interference and unsuitable for the effective ... More (full abstract).
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CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, HUMAN HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Molecular ecophysiology as a tool for the selection of highly stress-resistant poplar species for multipurpose forests
ESTABLISH - (QLRT-1999-31377)
ESTABLISH addresses the problem of land recultivation under arid climatic conditions - the affects of reafforestation on soil erosion and salinity. To enable economically feasible afforestation, and to recreate favourable microclimatic conditions for wood production under strained environments, stress tolerant tree species will be identified from the ... More (full abstract).
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FORESTRY, SOIL, GENOMICS
Strategies of weed control in organic farming
WECOF - (QLRT-1999-31418)
The purpose of the proposal is to optimise weed control in organic farming with the emphasis on how to grow winter wheat while aiding weed suppression by indirect measures of weed control, rather than relying further on the development of physical weed control techniques. A core programme will focus on morphological features, row width and sowing direction, ... More (full abstract).
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CEREALS, ARABLE CROPS, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Integrated control of polysaccharide and ligninbiosynthesis to improve cellulose content, availability and fibre quality
CELLULOSE CONTROL - (QLRT-1999-31493)
The proposal complies with the Common Agricultural Policy in the diversification of agriculture in the area of non-food and forage crops. It will lead to wealth-creating opportunities that are environmentally desirable in a number of developing industrial fields. It is designed as a core discovery programme using proteomics and will lead to gene isolation ... More (full abstract).
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CEREALS, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING
Gastrointestinal functions and food intake regulation in salmonids: Impact of dietary vegetable lipids
GUTINTEGRITY - (QLRT-1999-31656)
Sustainable and ethical aquaculture is of future economic importance for the many rural areas of the European Union. To achieve this, the industry needs to lessen its dependence on fish meal and oil as a basis for fish feed. Vegetable lipids may be a major source of alternative energy for cultured fish, but current knowledge of their effects on the ... More (full abstract).
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HORTICULTURE, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE
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