Development of crosslinked flexible bio-based and biodegradable pipe and drippers for micro-irrigation applications

The main objective of this project is to solve the most important problem related to the use of micro-irrigation pipes: their removal and disposal at the end of their useful life.
The main innovations claimed in HYDRUS are:

Use of bio-based materials
Biodegradability in soil
Development of a micro-irrigation pipe and a drip
Development of controlled crosslinking and reactive extrusion for biopolymers at pilot plant and industrial level.
Improvement of the thermal and chemical resistance of biodegradable materials
Fine tuning of mechanical properties

Datasheet Project

» Project Acronym: HYDRUS

» Title: Development of crosslinked flexible bio-based and biodegradable pipe and drippers for micro-irrigation applications

» Start date: 2009-07-01

» End date: 2012-06-30

» Duration: 36 months

» Project Status: Execution

» Programme Type: 7th FP (Seventh Framework Programme)

» Funding Scheme: Research for the Benefit of SMEs

» Grant Agreement Type: Project targeted to special groups such as SMEs and other smaller actors

» Contract No: 231975

» Programme: Call Identifier FP7-SME-2008-1

LATEST ACTIVITIES

2012-06-01

Abstract and technical project presentation “Development of new PLA-based biodegradable compounds for micro-irrigation applications” www.topconference.it


2012-05-27

Project general presentation ´EXPERIENCES ON 15 YEARS OF COMPOSTABILITY CERTIFICATION '


The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no 231975 (HYDRUS). - The information reflects the consortiums' view and the Community is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein