Phoenix spin-off project approved

For the first time biotechnological preparation, which will be based on nitrogen-fixing bacterium and microalga/blue-green alga, will be developed.

Due to secondments to ESEIA member LNEG, PT and SPC ‘Armbiotechnology’ NAS RA, AM under the project Phoenix H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015 collaboration between Armenian and Portuguese research groups has been established since 2018.

Research groups are collaborating within the framework of 21T-2I229 ‘Development of a New Multifunctional Biotechnological Preparation as a Biofertilizer, Biostimulant, Biopesticide’ project funded by the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport RA.

The project focuses on the isolation of nitrogen-fixing bacteria from several soils of Armenia, creation of consortium with microalgae/blue-green algae from LNEG-UBB microalgae collection, development of the experimental sample, and evaluation of its potential in Agricultural point of view.

Please find more information about the project here.