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Brochure 'From waste to source of income! Better use of horticultural waste streams’

Brochure 'From waste to source of income! Better use of horticultural waste streams’

On 18 September, Alderman Albert Abee  of the municipality of Westland presented the first copy of the brochure 'From waste to income source! Better use of horticultural waste of the world!' to vice governor Adri Bom-Lemstra of the province of South Holland. The brochure explains what is important when it comes to reusing horticultural residual flows and why.

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Four growers launch healthy tea: Theelers

Four growers launch healthy tea: Theelers

Four Dutch growers launched on Sustainable Tuesday (September 1), a tea with the taste and power of bromelia, basil, curry and laurel: Theelers. According to the growers, the herbal blend is not only very tasty, but is also very suitable for people who want to keep their sugar levels in balance.

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Juices from unsellable tomatoes and Belgian endive residuals

Juices from unsellable tomatoes and Belgian endive residuals

A BioBoost report became available on the grinding and pressing tests on class II tomatoes and discarded Belgian endive heads and leaves. This report describes and explores different options to grind and press the tomatoes and the Belgian endive into a tasteful juice.

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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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