We have developed a unique, fully functional product, called ‘Cocoon’, to promote tree establishment in dryland environments. Acting as a tree incubator the Cocoon nourishes tree seedlings, resulting in high survival rates and increased resilience to adverse growing conditions, while maintaining water efficiency. The scope of this FTI is to prototype an innovative manufacturing line in the EU with the following objectives:

1. Reach a production capacity of 1 million Cocoons per year

2. Achieve a production output of 125 units per hour

3. Reduce manufacturing costs per Cocoon from €5 to €1

4. Reduce energy consumption by 50% & manufacture with 100% recycled energy from waste heat, solar heat and PV

5. Integrate local agriculture waste materials or grasses in the product

Our project will stimulate private sector investment in land regeneration projects and promote trans-disciplinary research & innovation (industrial design, organic waste recycling, biomass, renewable energy).


Duration: 01-02-2016 until 30-10-2017

Total Budget: 1.521.875€

EU grant amount: 1.065.312,50€

More information: www.fticocoon.eu

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