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[…]
On the last issue of the Assaggiami Emilia Food Mag magazine an article on our project READ HERE
“The valorisation of hemp by-products for a full use of hemp”: Vita Maria Cristiana Moliterni, scientific manager of the project, illustrates the Caterpillar project and some important aspects of hemp cultivation. Read the article…
Here some images of the experimental fields at the partner farms Ca’ D’Alfieri (Bardi, Parma province) and Pedrazzi (Pellegrino Parmense, Parma province); the harvest will be by the end of August 2020.
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.
25/06/2020: Although the activities had already begun with the sowing of hem seeds, the partners met today by videoconference to officially launch the project and organize the next activities.
Emilia-Romagna Region, within the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, measure 16.1.01 for European Innovation Partnership Operational Groups, approved with the act n. 7038 of April 27th 2020, the ranking of the projects approved. The Operational Group CATERPILLAR – Fiber hemp agro industrial chain for the production of functional food and animal feed additives – was funded Read more about EIP-AGRI OG CATERPILLAR approved[…]