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A cost-efficient, lightweight and fuel-efficient irrigation system
It is of utmost importance to push agricultural development in a sustainable, clean and economical direction. Seeking to achieve these goals, PROTECTOR emerges as an absolutely novel, and easy to use accessory based on a non-stick and water repellent protective film system placed between the ground and the polyethylene hose, protecting hose from gluing, strenuous abrasions and high friction. It is a fully automated self-efficient device with an autonomous mechanism. PROTECTOR allows the use of thinner hoses (cheaper than traditional long hoses) and lighter tractors (which are cheaper and more manageable), plus makes possible to use longer hoses in a more efficient way. In consequence, it reduces the high energy consumption used for pumping water and for positioning the hose, allowing sprinklers to work at more adequate pressure. PROTECTOR makes agriculture more environmentally sustainable: water is used more efficiently, energy consumption and associated GHG emissions are reduced and less plastic is used.
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The Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions.View partner profile
An alternative for sustainable development of smallholder farmers and fisheries communities
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