- Combining agricultural activity and the production of solar energy by means of photovoltaic panels is the aim of SYMBIOSYST, a project promoted by a consortium of 16 European partners including the UPC. As part of this project, technological tools will be developed to contribute to generating clean energy for the agricultural sector in Europe.
Biofertilisers with biopesticide properties and biostimulants based on wastewater sludge from the production of biogas
Biofertilisers with biopesticide properties and biostimulants based on wastewater sludge from the production of biogasThe production of biogas through anaerobic digestion has been increasing exponentially in Europe in recent years. This is because it can be produced locally and has a clear positive effect on waste recycling, the generation of clean energy, sustainable development or climate action. In this context, the FertiLab project was launched, with the participation of researchers from the Department of Agri Food Engineering and Biotechnology (DEAB) of the UPC.
- The aim of the Douglas project is to improve safety in the bathing area of the beaches of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, through the implementation of a coastal signalling system through IoT technology.
- The AI4WATER project proposes optimizing the use of available water resources, to mitigate the effects of increasing water scarcity in agriculture and to improve food safety through the creation of a digital twin (DT) in an irrigation sector of the Segarra-Garrigues region (Lleida). Participants in the project are the Specific Research Centre in Communication and Detection of the UPC (CommSensLab-UPC), the Center for Industrial Equipment Design (CDEI) and the Geophysics and Earthquake Engineering (GiES) group of the UPC.
- SOPHOS, a project with the participation of the research group Construction Materials and Roads (MATCAR) and the Environmental Engineering and Microbiology Group (GEMMA) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC), is born. In the framework of SOPHOS, a low-cost technology will be developed and validated to improve the efficiency of the use of agronomic resources, in particular water and phosphorus. This will be designed according to a circular economy model, which will reduce the impact.
AgroMOBY: A multipurpose, all-terrain, omnidirectional, autonomous vehicle for agricultural applications
AgroMOBY: A multipurpose, all-terrain, omnidirectional, autonomous vehicle for agricultural applicationsAgricultural robotics is currently an emerging sector. Although initiatives to automate farming tasks are beginning to emerge, most of them are in the United States and […]
- The greatest losses in the viticulture sector come from pathologies caused by fungi. Botrytis cinerea has the greatest economic impact, as it attacks all the green […]
MARLIT: Improve protection, monitoring and prevention in the face of risks of ocean storms with a high impact on the coast
MARLIT: Improve protection, monitoring and prevention in the face of risks of ocean storms with a high impact on the coastThe aim of the MARLIT project is to improve the knowledge and development of tools to understand the impacts of current and future storms on the coast (damage, flooding and population security), to support the management of coastal risk by government bodies. Participants in this project include the Maritime Engineering Laboratory (LIM) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC).
- Climate change is dramatically affecting coastal zones. Storms are altering beaches and urban installations on the coastline, producing serious damage to marine ecosystems caused by pollution.
- To improve efficiency and efficacy in the use of irrigation water in agriculture and in the transformation of foods, the GroPeRBot emerged. Participants include the Center for Industrial Equipment Design-Dynamics of Machines (CDEI) and the Geophysics and Earthquake Engineering (GiES) group of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC).
A project to improve the integrated control of pests using photonic engineering is successfully completed
A project to improve the integrated control of pests using photonic engineering is successfully completedThe Automatic Hyperspectral Pest Counter, a project developed by the Sensors, Instrumentation and Systems Development Center (CD6) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), has been completed successfully.