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Article | Biotechnology
Food crop industry
The farming industry is constantly seeking ways to reduce use of fertilizers and soil amendments, increase crop yields, and ensure product quality. CEA Tech is developing measurement tools to monitor crops and livestock so that farm operators can make the best possible decisions.CEA Tech researchers are also developing robots to make farming tasks safer and easier and are coming up with solutions to make farms more energy efficient and help farms generate their own energy.
The SeaLive project is developing 100% bio-based, recyclable, and/or biodegradable plastics from the starches in microalgae. The goal? To reduce the amount of plastic pollution in our oceans and on land.
A haptic interface was developed by researchers at List, a CEA Tech institute, to make operating farm machinery easier. An initial prototype centralizes the control of two major functions: the gearbox and draft.
Primosens is a miniaturized and portable gas chromatography system developed under a French government CBRN-E counterterrorism program. It can detect the presence of a given gas in a mixture right at the testing site. The advance also offers potential for use in fields other than counterterrorism.
The MIRPHAB pilot line is a one-stop-shop for mid-infrared detection technologies. It is available to companies that would like to integrate state-of-the-art chemical sensors into their products.
A curved sensor that limits the number of lenses required in optical equipment was recently developed. The new sensor reduces the volume of camera modules by half, creating opportunities for the manufacturers of cameras, smartphones, and other optical systems.
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.