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Newsletter december 2018

Newsletter december 2018

In the last newsletter of this year more about the three new partners, an update about the T-shirt made of tomato stems, and a successful project of Vives; vegetarian burgers without soya and egg.

But also more about the presence of the BioBoost partners at different conferences, events and exhibitions.

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Update: T-SHIRT OF TOMATO STEMS?

Update: T-SHIRT OF TOMATO STEMS?

BioBoost contributes to research possibilities

Beginning of November the project 'Textile of tomatoes' officially started which is co-financed from the project BioBoost. The first stage is to find out the most promising technique to so-called filament from the horticultural residues. There are two possibilities. The first possibility is to convert the residual streams to Viscose; a technique that especially in the past, received less positive attention due to the use of chemicals. 

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Agri-Tech week seminar: Soil Health and Circular Economy: A Sustainable Future for Agriculture

Agri-Tech week seminar: Soil Health and Circular Economy: A Sustainable Future for Agriculture

At partner in the BioBoost project NIAB in Cambridge UK the yearly Agri-Tech week took place from 5-9 November with on 9 November the seminar “Soil Health and Circular Economy: A Sustainable Future for Agriculture”. Different methods of assessing, improving and maintaining soil health were discussed at this event.

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BioBoost meets sister projects

BioBoost meets sister projects

On 22 November a special meeting took place in Melle (BE). Participants from five project who deal with residual agricultural streams gathered to share knowledge and information and to discuss how they could cooperate. The projects are co-funded by four different Interreg programmes.

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Innovative veggie burgers from horticultural residuals

Innovative veggie burgers from horticultural residuals

Vives successfully with vegetarian burgers without soya and egg

BioBoost promotes utilisation of horticultural residual streams for new products. BioBoost partner Vives therefore is developing new applications including vegetarian burgers. Recently two burgers were developed who not only taste good, but probably will be brought to market also. For the new burgers Vives studied two residual streams: green beans and spent brewers grains.

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1 meal worm, 2 meal worms, .... 3,254,982 meal worms

1 meal worm, 2 meal worms, .... 3,254,982 meal worms

Researcher David Deruytter presented on behalf of BioBoost research results results regarding meal worm growing at the European Federation of Animal Science conference (EAAP, 27-31 August 2017). He was awarded with best presentation in his category!

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BioBoost present at INSECTA 2018

BioBoost present at INSECTA 2018

The 4th International INSECTA 2018 Conference took place in Gießen Germany on September 5-7, 2018. About 250 participants from 32 different countries were present for this Congress with topics such as breeding, legislation and processing of insects. Partner Inagro presented their most recent BioBoost research results here related to the influence of a moisture source, temperature and relative humidity (RH) on the growth of the ordinary mealworm.

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BioBoost welcomes three new partners

BioBoost welcomes three new partners

The Monitoring Committee of the Interreg 2 Seas Programme has approved a project modification in the beginning of September 2018. Two companies Renewi and Greenpack left the project, because of changed strategies and market circumstances and three other companies joined: Tomabel, Comgoed Biomass and Sustainable Protein.

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