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New Milestone BioBoost Platform

New Milestone BioBoost Platform

Recently, the 70th initiative was registered on the website bioboost-platform.com. On this platform examples of biobased solutions can be found in and around horticulture. BioBoost-platform.com was launched at the end of 2019 by the BioBoost project.

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Residual flow tulip growing proves interesting for the cosmetics sector

Residual flow tulip growing proves interesting for the cosmetics sector

With the support of BioBoost, it was investigated whether residual flows from the bulb sector contained substances that can be used in cosmetic products. The result is positive and a cosmetics manufacturer is now interested in using an effective extract as an active ingredient in a new product line.

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BioBoost extended to end 2020

BioBoost extended to end 2020

The 2 Seas Interreg programme has decided to extend the project period of BioBoost until the end of December of this year. We are happy with this decision, because that allows project partners who suffer from delays caused by the corona virus measurements, still to finish their activities.

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Learning module now also online available

Learning module now also online available

The learning module of the lesson pack developed by the BioBoost project. Is now also available online. In addition to the learning module, the curriculum for secondary school pupils also consists of a board game.

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Research useful use of 'corona' surplus horticultural products

Research useful use of 'corona' surplus horticultural products

Via BioBoost, the Municipality of Westland supports research into alternatives to horticultural products that would otherwise be destroyed or used as compost. Other funders of the research include the province of South Holland and the Dutch Foundation for Innovation in Greenhouse Horticulture (SIGN). The research focuses in particular on plant compounds. These could be used for, for example, colourants, fragrances and flavourings.

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Report Pretreatment methods and techniques

Report Pretreatment methods and techniques

BioBoost partners ILVO Flanders Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Research and VIVES University of Applied Sciences explored the valorisation of discarded or underused by-products and food waste fractions as well from the field as from the food industry and retail. New applications were developed for a series of selected by-products to explore pre-processing methods and create semi-finished and fully processed foods with a high potential for market uptake. Their extensive report is now ready and published on the BioBoost website.

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Final Event BioBoost 2020 has been cancelled

Final Event BioBoost 2020 has been cancelled

Due to the corona outbreak the ‘Final Event BioBoost 2020’ has been cancelled. Possibly the event will be organised at a later moment.

Invitation for Final Event BioBoost 2020

Invitation for Final Event BioBoost 2020

The circular economy is becoming increasingly important for the horticulture (greenhouse) sector. There are many challenges to overcome. Circular entrepreneurship requires innovation and new thinking. The horticultural sector in particular can make a difference and offer solutions for these challenges.

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