On Thursday 19 May 2022 from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. at the Frantonio Pruneti is scheduled the public presentation of the project InnOILvation. Innovations for Tuscan Olive Growing.

The Innoilvation project intends to introduce three different innovations in the Tuscan olive-growing sector in order to improve three important critical points of the sector itself. In particular, issues related to pest defence, reduction of damage caused by ungulates and washing of olives before the actual pressing process are addressed with an innovative approach.

The proposed solutions are:

– The use of nets for sustainable olive grove management;

– The use of acoustic light bollards to protect olive groves from ungulates;

– The design of a prototype washing machine to improve olive cleaning and increase the efficiency of the water resource in the olive mill.

The partnership thus proposes three innovative and environmentally friendly solutions to three critical issues in the olive-oil sector. The partnership’s expertise and experience guarantee rigorous tests to evaluate the innovations themselves, which will allow reliable conclusions to be drawn on the use of these new technologies in olive growing and a wide dissemination of the results obtained.