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Sustainable up-cycling of agro-, agrofood and fisheries residues in horticulture and agriculture as bioenergy, biochar and chitin-rich products

Priority Axis

Resource Efficient Economy

Specific objective

Circular Economy

Belgium/Flanders

Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research

Lead partner

address

Burgemeester Van Gansberghelaan 92
9090 Merelbeke
Belgium

Project budget

3 353 733

ERDF amount

1 852 622

ERDF rate

55%

Start date

02/02/2018

End date

31/10/2021

Common challenge

  • Use of agricultural and fisheries waste streams (shared natural resources in the 2 seas area) as environmentally friendly and circular economy resources for sustainable growing media (peat, coir or stonewool replacement), and chemical fertilizer and pesticide replacement. Creating innovative business climate by novel cultivation methods and novel products that satisfy demanding environmental and health criteria set by customers, which include CO2 reduction for global warming reduction and lower nutrient losses, lower pesticide residues and no human pathogens on fruits and vegetables.
  • Stimulation of technological development and innovation, by demonstrating gasification as a novel bio-energy and biochar production technology
  • The project aims to boost innovation dynamism, in particular relative to maritime and horticultural activities, by adopting resource-efficiency solutions

Partners

Netherlands

Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)

France

University of Lille – Sciences and Technologies

England

RSK ADAS UK Ltd

Belgium/Flanders

Greenyard

Netherlands

Cato Engineering

England

NIAB EMR

England

University of Portsmouth

Belgium/Flanders

Research Centre Hoogstraten