Successful end event 'Towards a circular horticultural sector!'

On 7 October, the BioBoost project was concluded with a webinar. This included examples of new applications of horticultural residual flows and the experience gained in the project. The insights obtained from the project by the project partners, about what is needed to make value creation of horticultural waste streams a success, were also shared. About 100 participants followed the webinar and their questions were answered by a panel. The webinar clearly met a need, as evidenced by the many positive responses.

The following topics were discussed after a welcome from Alderman Albert Abee of the municipality of Westland under the direction of moderator Maurice Wubben:

  • What is BioBoost about and what happened in the project, by Jeroen Straver, project leader of the Municipality of Westland
  • Perspectives of insect cultivation on vegetable remains, by a.o. Carl Coudron, researcher at Inagro
  • Solutions for horticultural waste flows by Willem Kemmers, Greenport West-Holland
  • Tea from horticultural residuals, by a.o. Charl Goossens, Gova Laurel Farm
  • Perspectives for green pesticides by Lydia Smith, NIAB Cambridge
  • A new teaching module with play by An Callens, researcher at Vives
  • Bart van Droogenbrock of ILVO discussed the key elements of a strategy to promote the use of horticultural residual flows
  • The BioBoost Platform, what can you do with it and how do you participate? Willem Kemmers of Greenport West-Holland gave the answer.

It was also showed how the first copy of the brochure made by the project 'From waste to source of income! Better use of horticultural waste streams' was presented by Alderman Albert Abee of the municipality of Westland to vice-governor Adri Bom-Lemstra of the province of South Holland (see the relevant news item about this). The entire webinar can be seen via this link (duration 2 hours).