A short introduction

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"Dandelion Rubber and Inulin Valorization and Exploitation for Europe", a demonstration project, aims at the development of the production chain of natural rubber and inulin from Rubber dandelions. The objective of the project is to set up a new European chain for the production and processing of natural rubber. This will enable the EU to become less dependent on the import of natural rubber and at the same time to respond to the threat of a global rubber shortage.

Final stakeholder workshop of DRIVE4EU
KeyGene Agro Business Park 90, 6708 PW Wageningen, The Netherlands, 19th October 2018

Facts & Mission

The project will offer the European Union a unique competitive advantage because it involves the experts in the field of biotechnology, breeding, agronomy, extraction & biorefinery, and product manufacturing of Rubber dandelion rubber and inulin. Most importantly, DRIVE4EU will bridge the gap between research and the market.

Latest publications

Czech Journal RESPEKT Article ″Stalinova pampeliška″

09.02.18, 10:01

The article, published in the Czech journal RESPEKT (No.48) is featuring the most important issues associated with the alternative natural rubber, including the role of DRIVE4EU, cited twice in the text.


Dutch Newspaper Article on ″Taraxacum koksaghyz″ growth in the Netherlands

09.02.18, 10:02
The 2nd International Conference on Bioresource Technology for Bioenergy, Bioproducts & Environmental Sustainability takes place in Melia Sitges, Spain, between the 16th and 19th September 2018 Read
IRC 2019, Kia Oval, 10th - 12th October 2019, London, UK Read
Newsletter 2/2018 (Final)