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The CATERPILLAR project’s scientific coordinator, Dr. Vita Maria Cristiana Moliterni, and Dr. Agr. Marco Errani, will speak, respectively, at the Business Exchange Program and the International Hemp Forum 2022 Conference to be held in Naples this week. Below their contributions and the programmes: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Fiber retting, the Caterpillar project in Read more about HEMP FORUM: Business Exchange Programme & International Conference[…]
Great success of the Caterpillar Project presented during the event organized by CREA-GB in Fiorenzuola d’Arda, on May 17, 2022, as part of the “World Fascination of Plant Day 2022”. More than 100 visitors, divided into 5 groups, were “fascinated” by industrial hemp and its thousands of resources, and were able to appreciate the innovation Read more about Fascination of Plant Day 2022[…]
On the 23rd of February 2022 Lucrezia Furfaro discussed her Thesis in Food Science and Technology entitled “CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF HEMP FLOUR AND OIL FROM ORGANIC AGRICULTURE”. The thesis work has been supervised by Prof. Martini Cirlini with the collaboration of Lorenzo Del Vecchio. The work has been carried out by the Departiment of Food Read more about CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF HEMP FLOUR AND OIL FROM ORGANIC AGRICULTURE, an experimental thesis[…]
Watch the video documenting the hemp value chain of the Caterpillar project
On December 16th, 2021, Claudia Dellapina successfully discussed the master’s thesis in Food Science and Technology entitled “CONTRIBUTION OF HEMP FIBER TO THE NUTRITIONAL PROFILE OF BLACK SOLDIER FLY LARVAES”. The thesis work, supervised by Prof. Martina Cirlini of the University of Parma Department of Food and Drug, involved the project partners SITEIA – University Read more about An experimental thesis from the Caterpillar project[…]
Thursday 21st of October 2021, 10.00 – 13.00 h – EIMA International 2021, Bologna Marco Errani presented the activities of the Caterpillar project within the conference MECHANIZATION OF HARVEST AND FIRST PROCESSING OF HEMP. Below the programme of the congress and the presentation.
Caterpillar joined the “SHARE: Sustainability, Health and Agriculture” project representing some of the highly innovative solutions adopted in the agrifood model of the Emilia-Romagna Region within a “farm to fork” sustainable framework. The project was presented last October in Dubai during EXPO 2021. Watch the video here!
We share images from the Open Day held on Thursday 16th of July at l’Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard. The event started witha presentation of Dott. Moliterni and continued with visits to the experimental hemp fields and the prototype maceration plant.
Caterpillar’s Open Day: Join us on Thursday 15th of July at Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard (Strada Madonna dell’aiuto 7a, Parma), from 9:30 till 11:30 am. PROGRAM 9:30-10:00 PROJETC PRESENTATION; Vita Maria Cristiana Moliterni, Researcher at CREA Genomica e Bioinformatica 10:00-11:30 VISIT TO THE HEMP FIELD TRIALS, THE PROTOTYPE BIOREACTOR FOR HEMP MACERATION AND THE INNOVATIVE SYSTEM FOR HEMP Read more about Open Day CATERPILLAR[…]
On 16-18 June 2021 the 18° Conference of the EIHA entitled “Hemp for Europe: Emerging opportunity for the Green recovery“ was held. Vita Maria Cristiana Moliterni gave a presentation entitled “Whole crop valorization and process innovation for a circular and sustainable hemp-based bioeconomy” showing the results of the work carried out in the two project SCARABEO e Read more about Caterpillar at the 18° annual conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association[…]