Sustainable Bioproduction of Pheromones for Insect Pest Control in Agriculture
Coordinator: Dr. Diego Orzaez, Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas IBMCP, REC, Spain
Earlham Institute Engineering Biology, REC, United Kingdom
Technische Universität Darmstadt Biologie, HES, Germany
National Institute of BiologyDepartment of Biotechnology and Systems Biology, REC, Slovenia
ECOLOGIA Y PROTECCION AGRICOLA SL NA, SME, Spain
Project SUSPHIRE aims to provide a sustainable, low-cost biomanufacturing platform for the commercial production of insect pheromones. It will establish methods for producing insect pheromones and their precursors in plants and filamentous fungi. (iii)The introduction of biotechnology approaches to pheromone production will expand the use of sex pheromones for insect pest control, reducing the environmental impact of agriculture.
SUSPHIRE is funded by the ERA CoBioTech partners: BMBF, MIZS, AEI, CDTI, UKRI-BBSRC and co-funded by the European Union.
Project Start: June 2018 Duration: 36 months
Project Budget: Total Cost: 1.861.000 Euro, Funding: 1.643.000 Euro
Project Website: http://susphire.info
Project presentation from ACHEMA kick-off meeting
Project presentation status seminar 2021
HES – higher education sector – university
REC – research organisation
SME – small and medium-sized enterprise