Wool-Based Plant Biostimulant Composition and Process for Obtaining it – RO Patent 133240 B1/2021

Authors: Florin OANCEA, Mariana CALIN (CONSTANTIN), Diana ARUXANDEI CONSTANTINESCU, Iuliana RAUT, Mihaela DONI, Melania Liliana ARSENE, Maria Luiza JECU

Company/Faculty/School: National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry ICECHIM Bucharest

Country: ROMANIA

e-mail: jecu.luiza@icechim.ro

web: https://icechim.ro/en/rd-groups/g6-biotechnology-bioanalysis

This invention is related to the development and use of plant biostimulant based on keratin waste, an abundant and valuable resource, which creates serious problems for the environment due to its recalcitrant nature. The valorization of keratin waste is an example for applying the principles of circular economy, agro-industry wastes are valorized and returned in agriculture contributing to renewable natural resources. It is acknowledged the support obtained through the project Development through innovation (Dezvoltare prin inovare), SMIS 139532, Contract no. 7433/23.12.2021, project cofinanced from the European Regional Development Fund through the Regional Operational Program 2014-2020.