MartinUp!: Raising the bio-based industrial feedstock capacity of marginal lands


Title of the project: Raising the bio-based industrial feedstock capacity of marginal lands

Acronym: MarginUp!

Funding source: Horizon Europe

Implementation period: 12/2022 – 11/2026

Description:                 

Up to 70 % of soils in Europe are unhealthy. This is partly due to unsustainable practices, growing population pressure, changes in consumption patterns, poor management practices and climate change. This situation is further aggravated given that 25 % of land is at a high risk of suffering desertification in most parts of Europe. In this context, the EU-funded MarginUp Project will design a strategy to secure use and return profitability on marginal lands. It will introduce climate-resilient and biodiversity-friendly non-food crops. By producing biomass to be used as raw material for the production of bioproducts and biofuels, the project will create a sustainable and circular value chain, increasing the farming system resilience in rural areas. 

Link to the project: https://margin-up.eu/