Opendata, web and dolomites


The acrylamide free Superabsorbent Polymer for agriculture water footprint reduction

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 Polygreen project word cloud

Explore the words cloud of the Polygreen project. It provides you a very rough idea of what is the project "Polygreen" about.

break    2023    2021    close    enter    chain    launch    price    crops    represented    mass    competitors    tam    double    excess    flow    first    capacity    certified    water    acrylamide    reduce    human    manufacturing    completely    slowly    durability    98    validate    ebit    agriculture    feasibility    domestic    200    nest    b2    certify    market    validating    weight    addressable    biodegradable    banned    handicraft    technological    meuro    investors    total    soon    30    expanded    material    behaves    carcinogen    polymer    period    assumptions    industrial    polygreen    cumulated    327    contain    irrigation    times    sap    usd    designed    superabsorbent    probable    line    respect    2025    demanding    agreements    investment    excellent    global    consumption    50    kg    absorb    2024    cash    confirmed    carcinogenic    million    release    dry    tons    turnover    reaching    group    scaled    validated    rain    equal    1750    soil    improvers    optimize    supply   

Project "Polygreen" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
city: LIVORNO (LI)
postcode: 57123
website: n.a.

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Innovation In SMEs)
3. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-12-01   to  2019-05-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    NEST SRL IT (LIVORNO (LI)) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

PolyGreen is a Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP) specifically designed to reduce water consumption in agriculture, being able to absorb excess water provided by rain or irrigation up to 200 times its weight and slowly release it during dry period, allowing to reduce the need of water by 50%. PolyGreen is the only SAP for agriculture that does not contain acrylamide, which is a carcinogenic material (Group B2 Probable Human Carcinogen) and will be soon banned from agriculture applications; it is completely biodegradable and behaves as an excellent soil improvers; it has a double durability and reduced price with respect to competitors. PolyGreen is a certified technology validated in the field but currently only targeting domestic or high-end applications, due the high price of 8 €/kg and handicraft production. The aim of the initiative is to optimize the production, reach a price of 3€/kg, validate and launch the product on large scale and high-water demanding industrial crops. To this aim NEST needs to: 1) optimize the supply chain and the manufacturing process; 2) validate and certify the application in specific industrial crops and validating the product price; 3) implement a first industrial manufacturing line of 1750 tons/year then scaled up of 5 times; 4) close agreements with investors and technological partners to support the investment. These assumptions will be validated and confirmed during the feasibility study. SAP market in agriculture applications is estimated to reach a global value of 327.4 million USD by 2023, of which 30% represented by EU market considered as the Total Addressable Market (TAM) equal to 98 million €/year by 2023. PolyGreen targets to enter the mass market of industrial crops market (1 or 2 crops) in 2021 with a production capacity of 1750 tons then expanded to 10.000 tons, reaching the break-even of the 6.8 M€ investment in 2024. The turnover will reach 30 MEuro, EBIT 6.7 M€ and a cumulated cash flow of 7 M€ in 2025.

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "POLYGREEN" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "POLYGREEN" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.3.;H2020-EU.2.3.;H2020-EU.2.1.)

IMPACT (2019)

Improving DNA Analysis for Correct Healthcare

Read More  

ARON (2020)

Assay-Ready Organ Network

Read More  

RoboSynFarm (2019)

Robotic Synthesis Farm

Read More