immagine grande


This project has received
funding from the European
Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development
and demonstration under
grant agreement no 289642

Other FP7 projects

linked with OPTIMA


The concept and ultimate objective of the OPTIMA project is to identify high-yielding perennial grasses for the Mediterranean area, within optimized production chain that will provide stable source for both biomass and new plant derived bio-products.

Moreover, OPTIMA will explore the potentialities of perennial grasses on underutilized or abandoned marginal lands.

An interdisciplinary approach involving physiology, biotechnology, agronomy, socio-economical and environmental analysis at different scale levels will be undertaken with the aim at tackling specific bottlenecks of perennial grasses in the Mediterranean area and to create alternative end-use chains.

Cultivating grasses to save the planet!
OPTIMA story on Horizon 2020 website diagrammahome