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Increasing grain quality through advanced oxidation treatment during storage

Total Cost €


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Project "QUALIGRAIN" data sheet

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Organization address
address: Strada Tadesa 1
city: Piubega
postcode: 46040
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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website http://andrea.pelladoni
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
2. H2020-EU.3.2. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research, and the bioeconomy)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-1-2014
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2014
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2014-09-01   to  2015-01-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    LA SANFERMESE SpA IT (Piubega) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

Our company, La Sanfermese, with more than 200 year experience, is specialized in the clearing, drying, storage and commercialization of cereals, in particular maize and wheat. Our main products are white maize, yellow maize, flint maize, durum wheat, peeled durum wheat and calibrated durum wheat coming from non-genetically modified crops (non-GMO) in the Po Valley (Italy). Our main customers are mills and producers of grain-based derivatives. La Sanfermese has an annual storage capacity of 80.000 tons of maize and 40.000 tons of wheat. Since the application in September 2008 of the EC Regulation Nº 396/2005 on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin, the cleaning of the grain is only performed by mechanical methods, as the most effective synthetic chemical insecticides available for the protection of stored product, such as phosphine, are now banned. On the other hand, EC regulation regarding maximum levels for contaminant in foodstuffs as regards Fusarium toxins (mycotoxin) are every time more stringent, as the new limits set by the EC Regulation Nº 1881/2006 for maize and maize products. This means that, in case the crop has been contaminated during the harvest with insects or fungi (mycotoxins) we have no possibility to eliminate this infection. Furthermore, this situation can get worse during the storage, as once the grain has been infected, the microorganism can grow influence by parameters such as moisture and temperature. In this case, the maize will not be longer suitable for human use and we will have to sell it for zootechnical or industrial purposes (depending on the mycotoxin content), with the corresponding differential price (€45 ton).

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