Research & Development

Our pasion for social innovation


Non-thermal technologies for the disinfection of wheat stems

To study the effects of different emerging, sustainable disinfection technologies, Near UV-Visible light (NUS-Vis), Continuous UV Light (UV 254nm), High Intensity Light Pulses (HILP) and Ultrasound (US)

Physics and Chemistry departments of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, will perform tests and further analysis on all staramaki products (tension tests, surface analysis, biodegrability period and many more) that will enrich our database

Technologies for converting biomass to useful energy

Combustion pilot scale boiler using rural and urban biomass as a fuel. One possibility that can contribute for achieving a greener production line, reducing production costs and managing production waste, is the use of straw as a biomass feedstock (CO2 neutrality)

Morphological characteristics of different wheat genotypes

To measure a range of physical and chemical characteristics on hollow stemmed wheat cultivars. To evaluate wheat varieties collected from different regions of Greece for physicochemical characteristic and traits associated with the production of quality straws.
Selected genotypes are going to be evaluated for suitability and the superior ones are going to be tested on the production line

Regenerative agriculture contributes to the soil’s ability to retent carbon, opposing to the current global trends reflecting on the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

The conventional agricultural method of growing cereals, focuses at maximizing productivity for one species. Staramaki adopts a system of agricultural practices, aiming to increase biodiversity, restore soil health and improve water quality (eg crop rotation with lupin)

Field evaluation of spent coffee grounds application for soil improvement

Staramaki tests a new straw returning method, that is, the indirect returning of straw after subjecting the straw to long-term composting period where it is mixed with spent coffee grounds,collected by Incommon AMKE from Kilkis and Thessaloniki, before it is put in staramaki experimental fields. In collaboration with Soil & Water Resources Institute-HAO