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EOI: Re-use textile waste and its potential for composting on farm as a carbon and nutrient source

Opportunity for

  • Solution providers interested in designing a textile composting solution for the cotton industry

Opportunity description

Industry challenge: The compostability of cotton fabric is a potential means of creating a circular system of cotton production, allowing growers to return carbon to the soil and potentially benefit soil health and functionality as well as create a sustainable method of end-of-life management for cotton clothing or waste, and an exciting marketing angle for the cotton industry as a whole.

Current opportunity: Currently there is no established method for composting cotton fibre, and its effects on soil health and functionality is unclear. This could be a means of increasing soil carbon and give growers a method of carbon sequestration on farm, although the amount of carbon that could be sequestered this way and its potential longevity in the soil is unclear.

Expression of Interest (EOI) application process: Click the "Visit website" button to access a detailed description of the EOI and the application process on the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) website.

Opportunity type

Research partner

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Wednesday 13 October 2021
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Readiness

Early (TRL 1-4)
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Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

The Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) delivers outcomes in cotton research, development and extension (RD&E) for the Australian …

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  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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