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Photo: Stefan Junne

2020.02.10 | Events

Open Science Talk “Bio-values from bio-waste"

Increasing sustainability by waste reduction and material cycles are one of the big challenges we are facing today.

Photo: Marianne Claessens, scientific advisor at VLAIO.

2020.02.10 | Research news

Interview with Marianne Claessens, VLAIO

Marianne Claessens, scientific advisor at VLAIO, (Flander’s Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship), is evaluating the participation of Flanders in the FACCE SURPLUS project.

Photo: Heather McKhann, coordinator of the FACCE JPI.

2020.02.10 | Research news

Interview with Heather McKhann, FACCE JPI Secretariat

Heather McKhann, coordinator of the FACCE JPI, is commenting on the FACCE Surplus project.

2020.02.06 | Research news

Impact of FACCE SURPLUS

As the ERA-NET FACCE SURPLUS is coming to an end, it is time to look back on the interesting results from the research projects and evaluate their overall impact.

First processing step of class II Belgian Endive (normally fed to animals or brought back to field because it does not fit in the requirements for fresh market) into an ingredient for a delicious vegetable croquette. The underutilized class II Belgian Endive is pressed into a juice and a press cake which is then  heat treated to stabilize and make it food safe. Both the processed juice an press cake are then used in the preparation of the Belgian Endive croquette. In the picture below, the final result is presented. Photo: Bart Van Droogenbroeck.

2020.02.06 | Research news

High-quality applications sought for valuable Cichorium waste and by-product fractions

Producers of Cichorium crops produce significant quantities of by-products and waste fractions that have so far yielded little. However, they contain valuable components. Semi-finished products from the biorefinery of Belgian Endive roots can serve as an ingredient for food and drinks or as a raw material for the production of bioplastics. Within…

Discussions during the FACCE SURPLUS end term meeting in Düsseldorf in november 2018. Photo: Forschungszentrum Jülich / Wilhelm-Peter Schneider.

2019.12.16 | Events

FACCE SURPLUS final conference: all about bioeconomy

FACCE SURPLUS will hold its final celebratory conference on February 26th 2020 in Brussels (Belgium). The objective of this encounter is to display not only FACCE SURPLUS achievements but also the recent developments of European bioeconomy. Dr. Christian Patermann, the “father” of bioeconomy has already confirmed his participation.

The SUPERVALUE project investigates how fruit that is not suitable for consumption, cow manure, cheese whey or sewage sludge can be utilized to produce an added value. Photo: Colourbox.

2019.12.16 | Research news

Can rotten fruit be turned into cold or cow manure become a liquid fuel?

Fruit that is not suitable for consumption, cow manure, but also cheese whey or sewage sludge – these are all examples of wet waste streams produced daily in very large volumes. The partners in the SUPERVALUE project investigate how they can be utilized to produce an added value.

One of the new projects builds on knowledge from previous FACCE SURPLUS projects, focusing on Miscanthus as a leading crop for Marginal, Contaminated and industrially damaged Lands. Photo: Colourbox

2019.11.25 | News from the management

Six new projects selected in the 3rd FACCE SURPLUS call

Six projects have been selected for funding in the 3rd FACCE SURPLUS call which aims to complete the portfolio of projects and fill remaining research gaps.

Partners in PROWASTE will build a biorefinery concept for valorization of canola press cake and spent barley into protein and dietary fiber ingredients. Photo: Colourbox

2019.11.25 | Research news

Turning waste into valuable ingredients

Researchers and SMEs from four European countries have joined forces to build a biorefinery concept for valorization of canola press cake and spent barley into protein and dietary fiber ingredients.

Participants agreed that it is decisive to identify and include the right stakeholders in the preparation of a research project for its future valorisation. Photo: Colourbox

2019.11.25 | Knowledge exchange

Researchers and stakeholders met to tackle valorisation challenges

How to promote a real exchange between stakeholders and researchers to improve the latter understanding of the existing ways to put science into practice? This was the main challenge behind the organisation of the FACCE SURPLUS valorisation workshop that took place the 11th and 12th September in Ghent (Belgium).

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