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SUSPHIRE

Sustainable Bioproduction of Pheromones for Insect Pest Control in Agriculture

Logo SUSPHIRE

 

Coordinator: Dr. Diego Orzaez, Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas IBMCP, REC, Spain

Consortium:
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 Abstract

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.

Group photo SUSPHIRE

Source: Dr. Diego Orzaez / Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

 

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
Twitter: https://twitter.com/susphire

 

Project presentation from ACHEMA kick-off meeting

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HES – higher education sector – university
REC – research organisation
SME – small and medium-sized enterprise