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A Finnish research institute is looking for partners for a licensing agreement, who are interested in novel biodegradable mulching technology for weed management in Japan, Russia, China, Canada and Germany

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOFI20210519001
Publicado:
26/05/2021
Caducidad:
27/05/2022
Resumen:
A Finnish research institute specialized in bioeconomy solutions and sustainable use of natural resources is looking for partners from the mulch, biochar and garden industry for licensing agreement, who would be interested in novel biodegradable mulching technology for weed management in Japan, Russia, China, Canada and Germany. The aim is to license the developed biodegradable mulching technology for product and service development to a company partner.

Details

Tittle:
A Finnish research institute is looking for partners for a licensing agreement, who are interested in novel biodegradable mulching technology for weed management in Japan, Russia, China, Canada and Germany
Summary:
A Finnish research institute specialized in bioeconomy solutions and sustainable use of natural resources is looking for partners from the mulch, biochar and garden industry for licensing agreement, who would be interested in novel biodegradable mulching technology for weed management in Japan, Russia, China, Canada and Germany. The aim is to license the developed biodegradable mulching technology for product and service development to a company partner.
Description:
A large Finnish research institute promoting bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources has developed a unique biodegradable mulching technology for weed management and is now looking for partners from the mulch, biochar and garden industry interested in novel weed management solutions.

The institute has wide experience in plant health, different cultivation methods, utilization of pyrolysis products and development of novel biobased fertilizers and other solutions for weed management. The developed mulching technology is based on plant originating materials (peat, water, pyrolysis oil, biochar). The weed-suppressing effect of developed mulch is highest in the city park, where the weed coverage around the base of trees was reduced by 85% still 12 weeks after application, being thus comparable to the effect of several commercial herbicides and biodegradable mulches. The aim is to commercialize the developed solution using a licensing model. Further development by replacing the slowly renewing peat with other organic renewable components is also possible.

The main effect of the mulch against weeds is physical and is not covered by the scope of the EC Regulation 1107/2009 regarding the placing of plant protection products on the market. Eventhough the product itself does not need authorization in Europe, the REACH approval for production of pyrolysis oil and biochar are needed in Europe.

The research institute is looking for partners for licensing agreement from the mulch, biochar and gardening industry in Japan, Russia, China, Canada and Germany. The institute has strong experience in bioeconomy, pyrolysis, research and international research sales.
Advantages and Innovations:
Due to the climate change, the risk for new weeds and pests is growing. At the same time, there is a tendency to reduce the use of pesticides and black polyethylene (PE) mulches. Consequently, there is a concrete need for environmentally sustainable pest and weed management solutions in the horticulture and vegetable production. New liquid mulching technology for weed control developed by the Finnish research institute decreases the use of pesticides and plastic mulches in horticulture and landscape management. The efficiency of liquid mulching technology has been tested in greenhouse and field conditions and proved to ensure a good control of several weeds and growth of yield plants. No plastic or chemical residues remain to soil to cause environmental concern. Wood/plant basing materials of the mulch will increase the organic matter content and fertility of soils.
Stage of Development:
Available for demonstration
IPs:
Secret Know-how,Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted,Patents granted

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The research institute is looking for partners for licensing agreement from mulch, biochar and garden industry. The partners should be interested in novel pest and weed management solutions. Required know-how and equipment:

1) technology development concerning of liquid mulch spreading in the field,

2) pyrolysis liquid and biochar producers interested in REACH registration (EU) of their pyrolysis products.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
R&D Institution
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English
Finnish

Dissemination

Restrict dissemination to specific countries:
Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Russian Federation

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
03004001 Agro chemicals
07001003 Biocontrol
07001006 Pesticidas