An experimental thesis from 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[…]

Presentation at EIMA 2021

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 at EXPO-Dubai 2021

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!


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[…]

Caterpillar at the 18° annual conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association

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[…]


The video shows a first hemp harvest trial at the Pedrazzi farm in Pellegrino Parmense (PR), using a specific machine. The partners Stuard and Naturfibre and Tuscany 36 farm took part in the trial.