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FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE achieves ISO 14001:2004 certification

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FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE is proud to announce that it has recently earned the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System accreditation. The certification has been granted by TÜVRheinland a global provider of testing, inspection and certification services founded in 1872, in Cologne, Germany. Its Certification is considered to be the most prestigious in an international context. The standard, recognized throughout the world, provides companies and organizations with a flexible framework for the...

The European Union approves the first biological insecticide developed in Spain

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After an evaluation process of eight years, finally the strain FE 9901 of Paecilomyces fumosoroseus, the active ingredient of the product Futureco NOFLY WP, has been finally authorized by the European Union as an active substance as insecticide.  This is an historic event in the field of Spanish agrobiotechnology, since it is the first biopesticide based on a microbial pathogen of plant plague insects (bio-insecticide) for whitefly control completely developed in Spain and...

FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE gives a conference about its experience in R+D in the ICEA

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Carolina Fernandez, Director of R & D and Regulatory Affairs of FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE, will give a lecture on the experience of this company in the research and development of biopesticide products. The conference will precede an open discussion with the public, with whom she will try to expose the paradigm shift and the market trends of biological control products of low environmental impact. This event is organized by the Catalan Institution of Agrarian Studies (ICEA) and will be held on...

Experience of an SME in research, registration and commercialization of microbial biopesticides

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On May 13, in Room Pi i Sunyer of the Catalan Studies Institute (IEC), PhD Carolina Fernandez, Director of the R+D+i and Regulatory Affairs of Futureco Bioscience, gave a conference organized the Catalan Institute for Agrarian Studies (ICEA), entitled as "The Biocontrol Industry, an experience of an SME in research, registration and commercialization of microbial biopesticides". C. Fernández presented the current market situation of biopesticides, Futureco’s Bioscience profile, as...

Futureco Bioscience continues to grow, creating jobs and knowledge

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Despite the hostile environment in which Spanish companies move, the contraction of the budget towards innovation, and for the sole purpose to manage the economy storm that continues, Futureco Bioscience is still committed to invest in research, development and innovation with a strong commitment to social and environmental affairs, which makes the company a leader in the European agrobiotech sector. In this growth, hiring highly qualified staff, Futureco Bioscience has performed two new...

FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE, member of the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication

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2013 is still a prolific year for FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE, as it’s the year that the company celebrates its twentieth anniversary, and is achieving its strategic goals in the market, R&D and communication. In the latter area, FUTURECO BIOSCIENCEhas extended its chart incorporating the Department of Communication and Public Relations, a structure that will disseminate and systematize dissemination of progress in R&D of the company, disclose environmentally friendly...

FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE starts the first summer stage for high school students

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FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE inaugurates its first edition of the Summer Stage Tackle Biotech, an initiative that aims to provide an opportunity for boys and girls from 14 to 16 years old to have their first contact with research in agrobiotechnology, within a business context, applied to the development of environmentally friendly plant protection products, such as biopesticides. This project is an experiment of integrated education of biotechnology that will be performed during the month of July...

FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE associates with BIOVEGEN to expand the scope of its R+D+i

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FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE has signed as a member of BIOVEGEN, the Technology Platform on Plant Biotechnology, a public-private entity that acts as an interface between the scientific community, business and administrations, and whose mission is to articulate the agrifood and plant biotechnology sector, through R&D collaborations. BIOVEGEN connects the research and business to generate business opportunities in plant production, by linking supply and demand of technology, and generate a strategic...

Through the first contact with biotechnology

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Between the 1st and 26th of July 2013, 4 teenagers between 14 and 16 years old went to FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE’s labs to dress the white coat, put on a pair of gloves and assist, help and learn how works, in a practical manner, the biotech crop research for the development of environment friendly plant nutrition and protection products.  This experience is part of the initiative Tackle Biotech, a name that summarizes the first contact these kids had with biotechnology. Instead...

New web of Futureco Bioscience

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Futureco Bioscience launches a new website thinking beyond their customers, both potential and real. The new website is much more suitable to find us or be closer to clients and users, in 13 languages. To discuss content and interests, as to better manage queries, work and find business opportunities. Thinking from those who prowl the Internet looking for examples and experiences of another way of doing things to face new environmental challenges, as well as those interested in investing in...
New website in farsi, one of its 13 languages

New website in farsi, one of its 13 languages

How will biotechnology, agriculture and environment converge in the upcoming years?

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This 2013 Futureco Bioscience celebrates its 20th anniversary. Since we started our journey in the agrobiotech sector, the biopesticides and biostimulants market has evolved considerably, as an alternative to agrochemicals for plant nutrition and protection. The sector is now in a full swing. We look backwards and recap what has been done so far, and look in perspective where we want to go, and what we find is a scenario in which research, development, policies and efforts to reduce the...
Invitation to the panel discussion to talk about the convergence between agriculture, biotech and environment and the trends of the sector

Invitation to the panel discussion to talk about the convergence between agriculture, biotech and environment and the trends of the sector

Futureco Bioscience's team keeps growing

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Due to a reorganization at all levels to successfully meet its strategic objectives of global growth in both commercial and R&D affairs, Futureco Bioscience adds two new hires to its team, Laia Arrom, biologist and Ph.D. in plant physiology, and Silvia Múñoz, expert in administration management.L. Arrom will start a new activity within the Department of R & D to scientifically strengthen the business line of plant nutrition products, such as bio-stimulants, biofertilizers...
Laia Arrom and Silvia Múñoz

Laia Arrom and Silvia Múñoz

The Ménage à trois of agriculture, biotechnology and environment. Fact or fiction?

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Although there is an increasingly widespread awareness of the urgency to halt the erosion of the planet with human activity, transforming a society to be responsible to the environment involves many small changes in different areas. Political, economic, financial, and above all, changes in the exploitation of the planet to provide the inhabitants of goods and services necessary for life, such as basic food, energy and industry. This transformation involves a good deal of creativity and...
Courtyard of the Institute of Catalan Studies where the cocktail offered by Casa Ametller will take place

Courtyard of the Institute of Catalan Studies where the cocktail offered by Casa Ametller will take place

Technological convergence, sustainable intensification and inequality

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How will future agriculture be to feed the world's population with a minimal impact to the environment? Which are the steps to undertake this clean agriculture? What are the main problems that make this change difficult, if not impossible? These three questions were the theme of the round table " The ménage à trois of agriculture, biotechnology and the environment. Fact or Fiction?", held in room Pi i Sunyer of the Institute of Catalan Studies (IEC), in Barcelona, that brought...
From left to right, the speakers of the panel discussion, F. Reguant, A. Caño, C. Ribas, A. Prat, X. Duran, M. Martí and C. Fernández

From left to right, the speakers of the panel discussion, F. Reguant, A. Caño, C. Ribas, A. Prat, X. Duran, M. Martí and C. Fernández

New labelling of products with QR codes for security data access

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Futureco Bioscience is adding to the labels of its products a Quick Response (QR) code so its users can consult the safety data sheets from their Internet mobile device and access easier to the instructions of use and safe manipulation during its storage and application. QR codes are two dimensions barcodes (like the picture) or arrays of dots carrying information hosted on the Internet. When scanning this matrix with a mobile Internet device such as a Smartphone or Tablet incorporating a QR...
Label of Citogrower with QR code

Label of Citogrower with QR code

For those who missed the date of the event on 19th september and those who participated

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A week has passed since the panel discussion "The ménage à trois of agriculture, biotechnology and environment. Fact or fiction?" was held in the Institute of Catalan Studies IEC (Institut d' Estudis Catalans, Calle del Carmen 47, Barcelona) on 19th september, one of the events that celebrate the 20th anniversary of Futureco Bioscience. This panel discussion was co-organized by the Catalan Institute of Agrarian Studies (ICEA) of the IEC, the Catalan Association for...

Footprints of Futureco Bioscience in one of the most important exhibitions in the Middle East

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From the 15th to 18 September of 2013 took place the 32nd edition of the International Agriculture, Water and Agro-Industry Show, in the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, in Saudi Arabia, and was inaugurated by the Saudi Minister of Agriculture Dr. Fahd Bin Abdul Rahman Balghunaim. The meeting was visited by 20,000 people and counted with the participation of companies from 13 countries with 300 exhibitors, among whom was New Habitat, national distributor of Futureco...
Thomas Martinez, Product Manager of Futureco Bioscience and Mr. Haddad, CEO of New Habitat

Thomas Martinez, Product Manager of Futureco Bioscience and Mr. Haddad, CEO of New Habitat

A visit of many thousand kilometres to promote scientific vocation

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The 1st October 2013, a group of Danish high school students visited our facilities. This class was conformed by 23 students and 2 teachers, Harrietta and Suzanne, who organized their trip to Barcelona to visit more than the Sagrada Familia or the Güell Park, and filled the schedule with visits to research centres, science museums and technology companies as Futureco Bioscience. Among its activities, Futureco Bioscience organizes education activities from its area of responsible projects,...
Students visiting the labs

Students visiting the labs

Group of students discussing about science together to complete one of the  activities

Group of students discussing about science together to complete one of the activities

Fungi for sustainable agriculture that take more or less time to reach the market

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On 3 and 4 October 2013 was held at the Institut d' Estudis Catalans in Barcelona the meeting of the Second Conference on Mycorrhizae research in Spain , which brought together nearly a hundred researchers in the field. Carolina Fernandez, Director of R & D and Futureco Bioscience Regulatory Affairs, was invited to the event to participate in one of the lectures and activities, the round table "How to articulate a system of quality control of the inoculum and mycorrhizal plant? Current...
Example of micorrhizae, image of Fernando Santamaría González

Example of micorrhizae, image of Fernando Santamaría González

A resume of the result of 20 years in the market, and going further

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20 years, apart from the the title of one of the most essential love songs or boleros in the history of Latin music, is the time that Futureco Bioscience is on the market of clean solutions for agriculture. It all started in 1993 with a business idea that after two decades has become a solid company with an expected turnover of about 14M euros for 2013 and continues to grow despite the crisis that hits the country in which Futureco Bioscience has its headquarters. An international...
Image of the article of the issue of september and october of New AG International.

Image of the article of the issue of september and october of New AG International.

Cover of the issue of New AG where the article is published

Cover of the issue of New AG where the article is published

October, from Basel to Mataró

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This October Futureco Bioscience has two important appointments. The first one, between the 21st and the 23rd October in Basel, Switzerland, is the Annual Meeting Biocontrol Industries, ABIM 2013, a gathering of companies engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of biopesticides and biostimulants for biological control of pests and diseases of plants, as to improve crops' productivity with minimal impact to the environment. This meeting will encounter the...
Image composition of the two events in which Futureco Bioscience will participate on october 2013

Image composition of the two events in which Futureco Bioscience will participate on october 2013

With an eye on the other side of the pond

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Latin America and Caribbean is a region of the globe that grows at a rate of approximately 3% of its annual GDP (data from 2012 and forecast to 2013), as stated by ECLAC, the Economic Commission for Latin America of the United Nations, in its Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean for 2012 and 2013, and as Infolatam summarized in an article (in Spanish), with general conclusions as the decline in poverty and foreign debt, or the risings in salaries and...
Image of the Region of Latin America and the Caribbean, extracted from the report of Perspectives for SMEs 2012 of ECLAC, United Nations.

Image of the Region of Latin America and the Caribbean, extracted from the report of Perspectives for SMEs 2012 of ECLAC, United Nations.

To sell you have to test

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Once the efficacy and safety of a product is proved for free commercialization, some added tests are needed for its application depending on the crop and the climate conditions, as also the properties of the soils in which they will be applied. Field applications that have to do with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) require high experimentation and consultancy. IPM involves a collection of techniques to prevent and treat crop's pests in order to reduce the environmental impact of...
Technicians from Certis and Futureco Bioscience

Technicians from Certis and Futureco Bioscience

An inexcusable meeting with the actors of agrobiologicals for biocontrol

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Between 21st and the 23rd of October 23, 2013, the Congress Centre of Basel, Switzerland, home to the eighth edition of the Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, ABIM 2013, organized by the IBMA (International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association for its acronym in English) and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture in Switzerland, Germany and Austria FiBL (in its German acronym Biologischen Forschungsinstitut für Landbau). This event features a conference program on trends in...
Futureco Bioscience's Stand in the congress ABIM 2013

Futureco Bioscience's Stand in the congress ABIM 2013

The question that a fungicide asks to a bioinsecticide based on an entomopathogenic fungus

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To apply a biopesticide based on an entomopathogenic fungus for control of insect pests you have to take in account some factors, especially if it's part of a program of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which involves many different methods and combinations of products that a priori could incompatible, as the biopesticide based on a fungus with fungicide, or as the insect is not that for which said biopesticide applies. If we apply both products together what would ask the fungicide to the...
Marta Almazán presenting the compatibility and safety for pollinators of NOFLY

Marta Almazán presenting the compatibility and safety for pollinators of NOFLY

The long road of biological pesticides

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On October 23rd the Catalan public television TV3 aired the program "El llarg camí dels plaguicides biològics" (in English, "The long road of biological pesticides") as a capsule reportage of "El Medi Ambient" a space dedicated to raising awareness and communicating the challenges and trends related to the environment. The program includes the research and development activity of Futureco Bioscience to isolate, characterize, develop, register and market biopesticides based...
Image of the program

Image of the program "El Medi Ambient"

Mom, I want to devote myself to science

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Futureco Bioscience decided recently to formalize a new workspace that is integrated into the activities of Corporate Social Responsibility and Communication: the Responsible Projects Area, with four lines of action: Society, Cooperation and Development, Environment and Education. To date, on the Education line we have performed two activities: Tackle Biotech, a summer school stage of a month for four teenagers to engage its first contact with applied research in a biotech company...
Poster of the Science Week 2013 in Catalonia

Poster of the Science Week 2013 in Catalonia

Products for its use in organic farming

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To certify a product as suitable for its use in organic farming is not easy nor is it limited to a declaration of intent on the natural, organic or sustainable matter and fact, it requires verification by accreditation organizations, which the country can stand alone or be managed by the government. These accreditations require a number of conditions on the production, storage, manufacturing, packaging and distribution of products to be certified as Bio, organic or green. Although they vary...
BCS Öko Garantie stamp and international accreditation validity. Source: http://www.bcs-oeko.com/en_index.html

BCS Öko Garantie stamp and international accreditation validity. Source: http://www.bcs-oeko.com/en_index.html

The origins of this business, in first person

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20 years ago, the catalan biologist Rafael Juncosa decided to develop, manufacture and sell environmental friendly products when these initiatives were more considered as main causes of environmental NGOs than business opportunities. That bet turned into what today is Futureco Bioscience SL, one of the most recognized companies in the research, development, production and commercialization of bio-pesticides and bio-stimulants globally. We interview Juncosa, founder and CEO of the company, as...
Rafael Juncosa, CEO and founder of Futureco Bioscience

Rafael Juncosa, CEO and founder of Futureco Bioscience

Good times for Integrated Pest Management

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Almost a year has passed since MAGRAMA, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the Spanish Government, approved in the Sectorial Conference on Agriculture and Rural Development its National Action Plan for the sustainable use of plant protection products, PAN, taking in account the Article 4 of Directive 2009/128/EC. With that plan the administrations manifested their determination to introduce sustainability criteria in the use of plant protection products between 2013 and...
Cartel del PAN del MAGRAMA

Cartel del PAN del MAGRAMA

Encounters around a product

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When a product is released it has already gone through several stages that are part of the development process. For starters, it is not born suddenly; it has a whole process behind from the idea to its commercial prototype, a process that remains usually as a secret. In this process, research and tests both in the laboratory and in the field, experiments of compatibility with other products on the market and stability or half-life storage are ran. After this process the product is registered...
Meeting between Certis Europe and Futureco Bioscience for the launching of Certamin Premium

Meeting between Certis Europe and Futureco Bioscience for the launching of Certamin Premium

Certamin Premium

Certamin Premium

An excuse to teach R+D to highschool students

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On Wednesday, November 20th, on the occasion of the XVIII edition of the Science Week, a group students from the Highschool Alt Penedès, Vilafranca del Penedès visited our facilities. We performed a guided visit with a welcome, presentation of what we do, a video projection and then split into two groups. While one group answered some questions the other was lead through the glass corridors where they could see the fully active R&D labs of Futureco Bioscience, while...
Students of the high school Alt Penedès at Futureco Bioscience's yard

Students of the high school Alt Penedès at Futureco Bioscience's yard

A meeting with plant scientists and technological companies

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The 12thDecember 2013 will be held the I Encounter between vegetal scientists and technological companies in the Institute of Catalan Studies (IEC, Barcelona, Spain). The event, organized by the Plant Biology Section of the Catalan Society of Biology (SCB) is directed to scientists (IPs), companies which activities are related to plant protection and nutrition and professionals of the sector such as project managers, experts in intellectual property and business and innovation...
Image of the preliminary document of the I Encounter of Plant Scientists and Technological Companies

Image of the preliminary document of the I Encounter of Plant Scientists and Technological Companies

Passion, challenges and perspective of applied research to develop agrobiological products.

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One of the greatest assets of Futureco Bioscience is its R&D Department, where new biopesticide, biofertilizer and bioactivator products are generated, besides being the engine that demonstrates that the company's products work, have an excellent quality and meet all legal and safety standards to register and market. The Department, which now counts with the 35% of the company’s staff, started with some agreements and contracts with units of Research of the University of Barcelona....
Carolina Fernández, Director of the R&D Department of Futureco Bioscience

Carolina Fernández, Director of the R&D Department of Futureco Bioscience

A gesture of solidarity with local families in conditions of economic precariousness

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Futureco Bioscience has launched a solidarity donation of 560 lots of Christmas specialties such as nougats for each of the families that are users of Rebost Solidari, the food distribution service for the population at risk of poverty and economic insecurity of Vilafranca del Penedès. This initiative is part of the line of Society and Territory of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) area of Futureco Bioscience.One of the objectives of CSR of the company is to become...
Lots of nougats recently arrived to the Rebost Solidari headquarters

Lots of nougats recently arrived to the Rebost Solidari headquarters

A user of the Rebost Solidari receiving one of the Christmas lots

A user of the Rebost Solidari receiving one of the Christmas lots

To cooperate or die. Public research approaches to companies.

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On 12th December 2013 took place the 1st meeting between scientists and companies of plant protection and nutrition between 10 am and 5 pm at the Institute of Catalan Studies (IEC) in Barcelona. The event, organized by the Plant Section of the Catalan Society of Biology (SCB), brought together 73 people from institutions and research organizations, the government and companies across Spain to attend lectures and networking sessions at a rapid pace. Futureco Bioscience participated as a speaker...
Carolina Fernández explaining what does, offers and is Futureco Bioscience interested in.

Carolina Fernández explaining what does, offers and is Futureco Bioscience interested in.

Season's Greetings and Happy New Year

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From Futureco Bioscience we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year 2014, for this reason we've designed this post. To receive it individually you can subscribe to our Newsletter or follow us on our different media channels and social media profiles.
Season's greetings and happy new year 2014

Season's greetings and happy new year 2014

Season's greetings image in spanish

Season's greetings image in spanish

Design of the season's greetings post in english

Design of the season's greetings post in english

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