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Development of sheep wool blocks to be used for greenhouse cultivation (Woolvation)
Start date: 01 Apr 2015, End date: 30 Sep 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The main novelty of Woolvation project is the introduction of an eco-innovative cultivation block for vegetable production in greenhouses that is made from a natural raw material (sheep wool), and being 100% bio-degradable it will have no negative impact on the environment. The introduction of Woolvation blocks means an entirely new application for sheep wool, whose chain-of-use will become 100% sustainable, from farm to farm, or from farm to biogas. The overall Woolvation idea has the ambition to • Give sheep wool a new recovery potential, which will reduce wasted sheep wool to a minimum• Minimise the use of rockwool in greenhouses, which become a hazardous waste after use• Provide a new soil amending product (mixed with manure or pure) to farmers• Provide new feedstock (mixed with manure) for bio-gas plantsTo achieve that the aim of this Project is to study the feasibility of the Woolvation idea which will include aa)technical feasibility testsb)economic feasibility studiesc)business plan.
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