Almeria-based biotechnology company Kimitec has been chosen as China’s technological partner for the development of solutions for replacing chemical synthesis in the production of broccoli, lettuce and Chinese cabbage with natural ones that are just as effective.
Despite growing domestic demand for safe, healthy and quality food, China continues to use four times more fertilisers per unit area than the world average. Kimitec’s MAAVi Innovation Centre was selected to promote a green transition based on the substitution of dangerous chemicals that have traditionally been applied to soils and crops.
The areas of China chosen to carry out this project are the cities of Zhangjiakou, Beijing, Shouguang and Xiamen. The ‘BIO-CHAIN’ project brings together three partners to pursue this goal from different perspectives: MAAVi Innovation Centre; Yunong, a leading Chinese vegetable producer, and BAAFS, the Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, which specialises in plant nutrition, soils and crops.
The project is scheduled to end in 2025.