ILVO and Rusthoeve planted nearly 4 hectares of rubber dandelions


In spring/early summer (July) of 2017, ILVO and Rusthoeve planted nearly 4 hectares of rubber dandelions at Rusthoeve in order to produce a large amount of roots to scale up the biorefinery process.

In autumn 2017, ILVO and Rusthoeve harvested the fields installed in August/September 2016. These fields were installed on beds, and a small scale potato harvester was used for harvest.

Harvested roots were cleaned and dried and handed to the WP 5 and  6 partners in order to produce rubber based products.