The COOPID project has carried out a selection of 10 success cases within the bioeconomy across the EU primary sector. This is the one belonging to the Bulgarian Success Case: ZP Victor Asenov. This case covers their overall business idea, main products, key characteristics, and plans for development of its business model.

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Main facts

  • Established in 2018

  • 11 permanent employees

  • Personally owned

Main products

  1. Sustainably grown vegetables
  2. Vegetable biowaste is sent to nearby waste-recycling company

Overall business idea

  1. Sustainable all-year production of vegetables in a greenhouse
  2. Vegetable biowaste is sent to a nearby company for making compost and biobased fertilisers
  3. Heating of greenhouse based on renewable sources: Pellets from sunflower residues
  4. Recycled drainage- and rainwater used in the production

Key characteristics of the success story

  1. Optimised utilisation of biowastes.
  2. Renewable energy used for production
  3. Pro-active approach to the application of new technologies
  4. Circulation of nutrients and carbon
  5. New ways of cooperation with other companies
  6. Financial support to cover part of the investment
  7. Young generation farmer-entrepreneurs involved

Plans for development

  1. A new blockchain technology is planned for efficient monitoring of plant growth and full documentation
  2. Mr. Victor Asenov wants to establish another greenhouse for production of strawberries
  3. Mr. Victor Asenov wants to recycle vegetable biowaste at his own farm, but it takes additional investments

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