Technical meeting raw material input from agrowaste in Barcelona

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[…]

Meeting at the production and testing facility

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,[…]

Spanish agrowaste study in progress

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[…]

Partners meet in Polenz for a second General Assembly Meeting

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[…]

Volterra plants Cocoons in Salamanca

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[…]

FTI Cocoon will be funded by Horizon 2020

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[…]