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This list contains 5 recently published articles on projects that have a partner in Greece.
A natural alternative to plastic is coming to a product near you
Extremely efficient to use, bringing about improvements in several industries and products, giving industry a tool to enhance performance... and all of this from sustainably sourced trees. Microfibrillated cellulose, a remarkable natural material that can replace oil-based products in industries as diverse as construction, cosmetics and agriculture, is now entering commercialisation thanks to a pioneering EU and industry-funded project. Microfibrillated cellulose has arrived to out-compete additives from petrochemicals.
Cultivating the Internet of Things in farming
Cloud-supported control of pests, data-empowered precision in the use of water and nutrients, remote monitoring of milk quality... Smart webs of connected objects are opening up new possibilities to boost productivity and sustainability in agriculture. EU-funded researchers are trialling Internet of Things solutions for farms and food.
Mapping Europe's sustainable farming future
EU-funded researchers have developed mapping tools and calculators to help farmers use water and fertilisers more efficiently, maintaining yields while cutting costs and limiting the environmental impact.
The economics of climate change adaptation, and uncertainty
What measures could we take in view of the likely effects of climate change? How would they play out in economic terms? And how do we decide on investments, given that we do not know how pronounced the change will be? An EU-funded project has produced tools and guidance to support policy- and decision-makers.
To see the sea... for what it's worth
Oceans are a vital resource for energy, food, transport, recreation and more. And with mounting evidence of serious pollution, marine litter, overfishing... the world is finally waking up to the importance of Marine Protected Areas to preserve the complex and delicate balance between ecosystems and the services they provide. A massive international consortium, funded by the EU, took up that challenge, focusing on the Mediterranean and Black Seas.
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