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

Wheat and cotton buds

A new product that brings together local cotton and wheat producers

Used coffe grounds as heating fuel

Co-designed by starmaki and Food Treasure with the support of CERTH. The initiative to recycle and utilise the used coffee grounds is implemented within a framework of sound environmental management, social inclusivity and supporting the empowerment of marginalised groups, with the financial support and inclusion of the local community. The first pilot of the project has been running in Kilkis since March 2019