OBO Research group mission is to research and publicly promote viable agricultural, agricultural product processing practices and waste management that contribute to the sustainable growth.

The focus is on herbal extract production and utilization of plant waste in development of new product.

The research group is organized as a “project activity cluster”, having its members join in on specific research topics.



Research of production mechanisms for re-use of plant waste in agricultural production

Project is EU funded under Measure 16.1.2, Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

Research topics:
- Research of best practice and economical viability of micro bio-digester technology
- Research of technical process and the economical viability of grapeseed oil extraction and extraction of tannins from grape pomace

Project duration: 2021 – 2023
Project value: 128.641,73 EUR


Member organization Role
IRI centar Research group coordinator
Economical studies, project logistics, cluster management
Energoherc Ltd Technical industrial partner
Industrial automation and plant processing systems, managing partner
University of Split - Faculty of science Research partner
Biochemistry and laboratory analysis, managing partner
Municipality Kaštela Local government
Partner in research group and research result promotion
UTPO Matela Agricultural producer
Member of the Living LAB, grape production and wine processing
OPG Joskan Agricultural producer
Member of the Living LAB, vegetable production and poultry
Eco Eterico j.d.o.o. Agricultural producer
Member of the Living LAB, essential herbs producer