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Research and development

Research and innovation are the key to "being more competitive against our competition", which will allow us to stay in the market and grow.

We support the R&D departments of companies in the definition and development of R&D&I projects, report writing, logistics and coordination of trials, analysis and evaluation of results.

We also develop our own Research and Innovation projects.

Our research projects

The following are some of the research projects carried out:

2014 - 2016 ULTRAVIDOX. PRODUCTION OF FUNCTIONAL FOODS BY UV-B RADIATION. PILOT PROJECT ON VINES AND MUSHROOMS.
We participate together with the UNIVERSITY OF LA RIOJA, CLEAN BIOTEC, ECOPHYS, BODEGAS JUAN CARLOS SANCHA.

2012- 2014. Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Ecoindicator Research for sustainable mushroom production in La Rioja.
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA RIOJA, S.A.T. CHAMPRA, MISPAJ S.L. We are the project coordinators.

2010-2012. MYCOENERGY. "Improving the Production and Marketing of Pleurotus sp. mushrooms: sustainable energy solutions applied to their cultivation". TEINSA. HONGO`S BIOFACTORY S.L.P and Ayecue Group. Financed by CDTI (Centro de Desarrollo Tecnológico e Industrial) and ADER.

2009-2010. Design and development of a prototype automatic irrigation system with computerized control for the cultivation of mushrooms for the fresh market. CHAMPIFRESH, MUSHROOM`S BIOFACTORY

2007-2010. Recycling and Sustainable Valuation of Postcultivation Substrates of Mushrooms in La Rioja. CITCH, CIDA, CLEAN-BIOTEC and SAT IBERCHAMP. Funded by ADER

2007-2009 Recycling and Sustainable Valorization of Postcultivation Substrates of CTICH, CIDA, CLEAN-BIOTEC and SAT IBERCHAMP Mushrooms. Funded by ADER

2007-2008 Bioactive components of the mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) with medicinal activity. Enrichment of the mushroom in Selenium. Funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and ADER. The CTICH participates, Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) (Department of Functional Foods).

2006-2008 Use of Postcultivation Substrates (SPCH) in vineyards: Fertilization and Soil Recovery. Acronym: FERTYSOL. CITCH, Universidad de la Rioja, Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario (CIDA), Viñedos de Aldeanueva Soc. Cooperativa, Viña Ijalva SL, Bodegas Cune. Financed by the Ministry of Agriculture and ADER.

2006-2007 Casing soil in the cultivation of the button mushrooms: perspectives of future. Commercial evaluation of alternative and sustainable materials. Acronym: COBER & CHAMP. Made in the CTICH. Funded by the Economic Development Agency of La Rioja (ADER)

2004-2006 Valorization of Spent Mushrooms Substrate (SMS). Aerobic composting techniques. Acronym: RECYVAL. Developed in the CTICH. Funded by the Economic Development Agency of La Rioja (ADER)

2004-2006 Study of the analytical characteristics of mushroom compost (Agaricus bisporus) and mushrooms (Pleurotus) by means of near infrared determination (N.I.R.). Correlation of the results obtained with the productivity of the compost. CTICH. Funded by the MAPA (Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries)

2002-2004 Valorisation of Spent Mushrooms substrate. CHAMPOST. V Framework Program of the European Community

2000-2002 Control of Brown discolouration provoked by bacterial colonization as mesure to improved Pleurotus spp. Production and Quality. V Framework Program for Research of the European Community

1999-2001 Novel Spawn Technologie: an innovative concept for the mushrooms industry. V Frame

1997-1999 Valorisation of Kenaf Materials. IV Framework Program for Research of the European Communitywork Program for Research of the European Community

Consultancy

Spawn Elaboration

We help to design and start up new spawn laboratory installations with different degrees of technification: from simple installations to the latest biotechnological developments. We provide technical support and technology transfer to improve the quality of inoculum and commercialspawnproduction.We...

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Filtered Bags

Filters and perforations

UNICORN manufactures its own filters.The customer can choose between various types of filters for their bags, according to their needs of gas exchange, type of substrate formulation, the use to which the bag will be destined, etc. These parameters will define the filter requirements.The main...

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BIODEGRADABLE FILTER BAGS: AN INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION FROM UNICORN BAGS FOR MUSHROOMS GROWING AND BIOCONTROL

UNICORN bags have always had a strong interest in sustainability and environmental car. That is why 15 years ago they developed a line of biodegradable filter bags, but by then they were ahead of their time, and users did not show much interest in this matter, so this project was stalled. But times are changing and now we are witnessing the growth of greater environmental awareness and this...

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Mycological Dictionary

micelio setas de ostra

Polisacarido formado por unidades de glucosa que constituyen el componente clave de las paredes celulares y partes leñosas de las plantas.

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