Recupera 2020

RECUPERA 2020 project, co-financed by FEDER funds, has as main objective that the centres of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC, in English Spanish National Research Council) in Andalusia share with companies the knowledge and development and, ultimately, the risks and benefits to create innovative solutions that exceed those currently on the market through the formula of the Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP).

Regarding water, among the 26 projects of RECUPERA 2020, we find among others: 

1. Innovative prototypes based on natural or modified clays for water purification and nano- formulations for intelligent pesticide release
Through this PCP, the Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología de Sevilla (IRNAS, in English Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Seville) of the CSIC hopes to develop technologies for the preparation and use of absorbent materials (natural and/or biomodified clays) of low cost, preferably of Andalusian origin. in different types of possible designs: 

•Filter for decontamination of water containing pesticides, at the level of rural homes and / or small- medium size agri-food farms.
•Barriers to confine in points of accumulation of phytosanitary products (preparation for application, collection of containers or accidental spills) or soil amendments to retain the pesticide in its place of absorption by the plant (localized root application of systemic pesticides) minimizing its arrival at the waters.
•Carriers of pesticides in slow-release formulations that would allow localized dosing (injections, subsoil, in sowing or as seed covers), minimizing doses and losses that cause contamination.

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2. Development of a microalgae prototype to measure the amount of arsenic in irrigation waters and agricultural products
Through this PCP, the Estación Experimental del Zaidín (EZZ, in English Zaidín Experimental Station) of the CSIC expects the detection of arsenic in plants of agricultural interest through analysis of biomarkers that are induced in plants in response to this metalloid, thus being a preventive analysis before the product goes to consumption of animals and / or humans.

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