On Aug 23rd Franz Jaeger (FGW) and Harrie Lövenstein (LLC) visited the test location in Germany where components for automated Cocoon production are developed. One of the considerations is to incorporate robotics into the production process to bring down human intervention and thus cost. Stay tuned for updates on this issue.
Today team members of Volterra met with Harrie Lovenstein of LLC to discuss the possibilities for incorporating certain materials from Spanish agro sources into the new Cocoons. For now it was decided to go ahead with the proposed 4 sources as mentioned earlier. Samples will be collected and sent to FGW to investigate their qualities[…]
Following the periodical FTI-meeting in June, representatives of LLC and FGW met up again at the production and testing facility in Polenz/Bischofwerda. Analyzing a number coating experiments regarding water tightness, opportunities for automated production were explored. Although preliminary results look promising other options remain open. Hence possibilities were discussed for a flexible production line setup,[…]
The team of Volterra has been exploring several agricultural fields in Catalonia over the last few weeks. The objective is to find sources of agrowaste in large quanties available and with the correct characteristics (especially presence of useful of fibers, i.e. their length and distribution; presence of pollutants such as protein, sugars; and lignin contents) to[…]
On June 2nd & 3rd, the partners of the FTI Cocoon project met at Fasergusswerk‘s (FGW) premises in Polenz to carry out the second General Assembly Meeting. After dinner on Thursday, they met Friday morning to discuss the project’s progress so far and the upcoming activities according to the expected schedule. The partners were able to[…]
On March 10th, Egbert Sonneveld and Sven Kallen, co-founders of Volterra Ecosystems visited Fundación Naturaleza y Hombre’s biological reserve located in the Campanarios de Azaba, outside Salamanca, Spain. Guided by the NGO’s president himself, Carlos Sánchez, Volterra was able to get a special guided tour of the remarkable reserve and its ambitious endeavours. This reserve[…]
On February 22nd-23rd, partners of the FTI Cocoon project met in the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam to officially kick-off the start of the European Commission co-funded project, part of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation financing programme. The FTI Cocoon (under Grant Agreement nº 700615) focuses on the optimization of the production line of[…]
FTI Cocoon was submitted under in the second cut-off of the new Horizon 2020 “Fast Track to Innovation Pilot” programme, a new call inside the research and innovation framework of the European Commission aimed towards accelerating the introduction of innovative ideas to the market. During the first year, the European Commission has awarded € 32.7 million to 15[…]