At the end of August, the first day of shooting for the Food Pro·tec·ts final film took place at the Klein-Altendorf research campus. Here, the project partners came together, who have developed various innovative products under the keyword "biomass use" during the four-year project period.
The DLG has awarded the Wilhelm Rimpau Prize 2020 to three innovative and practice-oriented master's theses in plant production. Third place goes to Elena Zopes from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn.
At the end of November, the steering board of Food Pro·tec·ts met in Veghel to inform itself about the previous project activities and the planning of the remaining months until the end of the project.
The farmer of the future is not only a producer of food and feed, but also a supplier of valuable raw materials for the chemical, construction, food and cosmetics industries. The importance of a recycling economy and the ever more efficient use of biogenic raw materials (biomass) are attracting more and more attention and offer opportunities for cooperation and application of (technological) innovations.
A German-Dutch delegation from the INTERREG project Food Pro·tec·ts visited a pig fattening farm in Horst, Netherlands, at the beginning of July, where a test installation to improve the climate in the stables was recently installed as a project activity.
At the beginning of June, representatives of the six technology clusters of Food Pro·tec·ts and lead partner GIQS met at Wageningen University in the Netherlands to discuss and inform each other about the progress of the individual work packages.
As part of the Animal Welfare Initiative, the Innovation Prize 2019 was awarded in Berlin at the beginning of April in the presence of Federal Minister of Agriculture Julia Klöckner. GIQS project partner Gé Backus from the Dutch company DLV Intensief Advies was one of the four winners to receive financial support.
In the presence of representatives of the INTERREG programme and the co-financing institutions, the current project results were presented in Venlo (Netherlands) on 18 October 2018 on the occasion of the half year of Food Pro·tec·ts.
Companies must respond to the increasing demands of consumers for the diversity, quality and environmental compatibility of their products. This requires technical, social and organisational innovation, which must be developed and/or implemented at company level.