TSSE Spain subsidiary receives public funding for its sustainable R&D

In partnership with the Aula Dei Foundation, TSSE Iberia launches VATAMA, a research plan to fight against corn pests and related diseases on non-GMO varieties.

Tereos Starch & Sweeteners Spain, based in Zaragoza (province of Aragón) specializing in starch processes for the pharmacy, renewable energy, and food sectors, structured in partnership with the Foundation of the Science & Technology Park Aula Dei.

Through the VATAMA project, the research consortium led by Tereos Iberia intends to evaluate and test new non-chemical approaches to fight against diseases affecting non-GMO corn plants amid pest attacks. The budget allocated by the Province within the framework of the Call for collaboration of the State Program for Research, Development and Innovation on societal issues represents an amount of € 574,410.8. This public allocation reinforces the budget for the period 2018 – 2021 of this research program also supported by the National Plan for Research and Scientific and Technical Innovation in Spain.

VATAMA bears the public endowment reference N ° RTC-2017-6699-2.

This program joins other research plans from Tereos Iberia that have already received public funding:

> FUN & SAFE CORN, project dedicated to the study of corn micro-toxins in collaboration with the University of Zaragoza, the Foundation of the Scientific & Technological Park Aula Dei, the Province of Aragon, the Spanish Ministry of Research and the support from the European Union. (REF: RTC-2016-4833-2).

> ENDOWMENT COGEN II, high efficiency cogeneration technologies to improve the mix of local renewable energies, project supported by the Spanish Ministry of Industry and Tourism. (REF: ECE-010000-2021-57)

> Projects from European Union under the aid line for energy savings and efficiency in SMEs and large companies in the industrial sector II, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and managed by the ‘IDAE within the framework of the National Fund for Energy Efficiency, with the objective of achieving a cleaner and more sustainable economy:





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