Benefits related to the Bioeconomy

  • Creation of a new cross-sector interconnection in the bio-based economy supporting the emergence of co-innovation partnerships across the BIOBESTicide value chain: for instance making the farmers not only the end user of the new pesticide but also the supplier of raw materials for fungi’s growth or favouring the cooperation between companies and other actors from different sectors for the use of fungal biomasses and ingredients in several sectors outside the pesticide one.
  • Creation of a new bio-based value chain from the production and mobilisation of sustainable feedstock, beet sugar by-products, to the conversion into bio-based products for specific market applications, biopesticides and their use in the fields
  • Demonstration of a new ‘consumer’ product based on bio-based chemicals and materials that meet market requirements: an innovative and disruptive bio-based solution for pest and plant diseases management to be directly used by vine growers and wine producers

Benefits related to the Environment

  • Reduction of the environmental footprint associated with agricultural activities as compared with existing alternative approaches: non-toxic and effective solution for agriculture that will solve the major environmental problems that typically are caused by the extensive use of the conventional chemical pesticides
  • Increase the overall resource efficiency of the value chain by using residual biomass sources from sugar industry to manufacture a product which delivers tangible positive environmental impacts if compared with the conventional pest control systems

Benefits related to the Economy

  • Increase crop yield of more than the 10%, as compared with existing cultivation cases based on chemical inputs, and conferring to the vine plants a protection of at least 60% from GTDs
  • Increase income and business opportunities for stakeholders and actors in the bio-based sectors, in particular in the primary sectors: the project is an example of an inclusive business model which will strengthen the linkages between different actors, i.e. feedstock providers, industrial players, farmers and wine producers, and will set up new incomes and business opportunities for stakeholders

Benefits related to Society

  • Creation of new job opportunities in the bio-based sector, particularly the rural areas: the project is expected to support rural development and to secure the prosperity of jobs in EU regions with a strong wine industry (France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Poland and other EU countries)

Other Benefits

  • Economic impact for the biocontrol European Market: BIOVITIS will substantially increase the European biopesticide sector and will contribute to strengthen the European position in the biocontrol global market
  • Impacts on human health: biocontrol solutions to replace banned substances but also to drastically reduce the use of synthetic pesticides still in force, with undoubted benefits on the food security and the health of all the society and in particular on farmers, workers from rural areas and their families