Grassification | 2 Mers Seas Zeeën

Grassification

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Grassification

Priority Axis

Resource Efficient Economy

Specific objective

Circular Economy

Belgium/Flanders

Ghent University

Lead partner

address

Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent
België

Contact

Project budget

4 421 681

ERDF amount

2 534 311

ERDF rate

57%

Begindatum

01/03/2018

Einddatum

28/02/2021

Common challenge

Roadside grass clippings are a problem fraction throughout the 2 Seas Programme area due to their high volume, subject to high processing costs. The industrial sector, however, is interested in the possibility of using roadside grass clippings as an alternative resource (as opposed to fossil sources or dedicated agricultural produce).

The common challenges for applying roadside grass clippings as a renewable feedstock in industrial processes are currently threefold:

  1. the supply chains are not yet optimal, resulting in higher costs
  2. a highly variable and heterogeneous supply
  3. an unsupportive institutional framework leading to legal and political challenges

The opportunities to be addressed by the Grassification project can thus be situated at different levels of the roadside grass clippings value chain, hindering altogether the use of grass clippings by the industry as a renewable resource (and thus hampering the pursuit of a biobased and circular economy).

Partners

Belgium/Flanders

Province of West Flanders

Belgium/Flanders

Pro Natura

Belgium/Flanders

Flemish Institute for Technological Research

Belgium/Flanders

Inagro

Belgium/Flanders

University College Ghent

Belgium/Flanders

Vanheede Landfill Solutions NV

England

Kent Wildlife Trust

Netherlands

Millvision

Netherlands

Delphy BV

Netherlands

Avans University Applied Science

Belgium/Flanders

Innec CVBA

England

Canterbury Christ Church University