Participation in IUFRO Conference “Reforestation Challenges” – 3-6 June 2015, Belgrade

CTFC participated at the IUFRO Conference “Reforestation Challenges” (Serbia, 3-6 June 2015), making oral presentation on the project results of the first vegetative period.
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Sustaffor presentation at “Reforestation Challenges” conference

The European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing organised its 9th Annual Public Conference on 31 March – 1 April 2014 in Brussels.

The event is entitled “Effective Textile Technology Transfer from Research to Industry”.

During this one-and-a-half-day event speakers from the industry, from technology transfer organisations and from public authorities presented practical experiences, best practices and support instruments for successfully dealing with all aspects of technology transfer such as:

  • Technology scouting and industry dissemination of research results
  • Cross-sectoral technology transfer and its related challenges such as set-up of joint development networks, standardization, market education
  • Innovation financing and IPR management
  • Support mechanisms for SME’s at regional level (clusters and smart specialisation)

During the event Luc Ruys from Centexbel gave a presentation on the market and industrial developments of biopolymers in textile applications. Reference was made to the European FP7 projects Bioagrotex and especially Sustaffor, where developments of agrotextile ground-covers and field tests in forestation are performed.

During the event flyers of successful industrial realisations of European research projects were distributed. One of the success story is the Jute based groundcover, treated with bioresin, that is developed and commercialised by La Zeloise and is evaluated in the Sustaffor forestation trials in different climate zones. Moreover, several units of Sustaffor brochure were distributed.

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Flyer distributed

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Flyer distributed


Sustaffor project at the IV Mediterranean Forest Week – 17-20 March 2015, Barcelona

Sustaffor Poster at IV Mediterranean Forest Week

Sustaffor Poster at IV Mediterranean Forest Week



CTFC participated at the IV Mediterranean Forest Week (Barcelona, 17-20 March 2015). CTFC presented a Poster on the project, and distributed the project brochure among the interested participants.








Newsletter 3: SUSTAFFOR field trials monitoring – March 2015

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Sustaffor_Newsletter3: Sustaffor field trials monitoring


Fifth Sustaffor meeting, 27th February 2015, Poznan (Poland)

The fifth Sustaffor coordination meeting took place on 27th February 2015 in Poznan (Poland), in parallel with Gardenia fair. The consortium discussed the results of the first vegetative period and planned the activities to be performed during 2015.



Sustaffor at Gardenia Fair, Poznan, Poland, February 26-28th, 2015

Ceres International SP participated in Gardenia Fair, introducing Sustaffor project to the participants. This SME presented the project novel techniques and distributed the project brochure and the webpage address.

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Fourth Sustaffor meeting, 16th October 2014, Brussels (Belgium)

During the Fourth Sustaffor coordination meeting (16th October 2014), held in Brussels, Belgium, the consortium discussed the soil analyses progress and approach, defined the dissemination and results exploitation plan of the project, and prepared the Review Meeting with the European Commission that took place the day after.

Sustaffor project at Green Expo Fair, 21-23 September 2014, Gent (Belgium)

Poster Sustaffor - Dutch

Poster Sustaffor – Dutch



ECORUB participated at the Green Expo Fair (21-23 September 2014) in Gent, Belgium, presenting the novel groundcover model developed in the framework of Sustaffor project. This groundcover is based on recycled rubber, and its long durability allows its utilization in several consecutive tree plantations.





Sustaffor at the TV! Telenotícies TV3. 2nd September 2014

Please follow this link to see the brief report about the project at the main catalan TV channel:

Third meeting, 21-22 August 2014, Solsona (Spain)

During the Third Sustaffor meeting (21-22 August  2014, Solsona, Spain) the Steering Committee discussed project progress and started working on the definition of Sustaffor dissemination plan.


Participants at the 3rd Steering Committe meeting in Solsona, 21st August 2014


Visit to Field trials 3 & 4 (Mediterranean Continental conditions). During the visit, the main Catalan TV channel (TV3) interviewed some of the participants



Visit to field trials 1 & 2 (Semiarid conditions); 22nd August 2014



Mulch degradation trial in Semiarid conditions