Scale-up research of the microbiological soil fertilizer and biocontrol agent obtainment in submerged and surface cultivation processes

Project status


Project execution time

01.05.2020 to 30.04.2023

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Head of the Institute Department

Oskars Grīgs

Involved laboratories

Laboratory of Bioengineering

Call, activity

Specific Objective 1.1.1 "Improve research and innovation capacity and the ability of Latvian research institutions to attract external funding, by investing in human capital and infrastructure" measure “Support for applied research”

Cooperation partners

Project goal

To research the scale-up parameters of highly demand Trichoderma and Bacillus genera microorganism submerged liquid and solid-state cultivations and down-stream processes for microbiological soil fertilizer and bio-control agent obtainment, in an interdisciplinary industrial cooperation study related to commercial activity in the fields of biological science and industrial biotechnology, and to promote knowledge transfer.

Main activities of the project:

  1. Cultivation modelling,
  2. Cultivation scale-up research,
  3. Culture down-stream processing research,
  4. Assessment of preparation quality,
  5. Distribution of results and technology transfer.

Project duration: 36 months.

Total eligible costs of the Project account for 568 840.69 EUR, including funding from the European Regional Development Fund in amount of 71.84 % – 408 653.01 EUR.

Project leader: Vizma Nikolajeva, e-mail: