Open field visits and a technical seminar unite professionals around Multibiosol technology in Zaragoza

For the first time since LIFE Multibiosol´s inception in 2015, an open field event was held to showcase the technology in action. On July 5th, at the experimental CSIC Aula Dei (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas) field in Zaragoza, 40 people from around Spain took part in a seminar and two field visits to witness firsthand how the 100% biodegradable agricultural film fared in an environment exposed to the elements. Jesús Val and Diego Redondo of CSIC and Jesús Abadías of Cooperativas Agroalimentarias de Aragon led the guests around the implementation sites, explaining the successes, hiccups and improvements that are being made to the Multibiosol products and responding to eager questions about the films implementation and effectiveness.

Before the field visits, the attendees listened to a diverse group of presenters who introduced the Multibiosol project and related developments in agricultural sustainability.  The theme of the event was “Biodegradable Products and Other Sustainable Agricultural Practices”.

Following is a list of the presentations that were given: (Available for download in the Spanish descargas section)

1) General presentation of the project

Presented by: Carolina Peñalva (Aitiip)

2) Demonstrative trials with biodegradable film, technical monitoring and post-harvest

Presented by: Diego Redondo (EEAD-CSIC) and Guillermo Alcusón (PCTAD)

3) Strategies to improve resource sustainability in the agro-food sector

Presented by: Jesús Abadías (CAA)

4) Networking opportunity with LIFE project AGROintegra: A demonstration of sustainable alternatives to the application of chemicals for crop protection in Europe (LIFE13 ENV/ES/000665)

Presented by: Delia Sola, Department of Rural Development, Environment and Local Administration, Government of Navarra

5) Guest Expert - New crops for the production of biofuels

Presented by: Miguel Alfonso (EEAD-CSIC)

We would like to thank everyone who attended the seminar for their presence and active contribution in the field visits and presentations.

To see the event invitation click here.

Below are some photos from the event.