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BioBoost research leads to “healthy” Yacón ice cream

BioBoost research leads to “healthy” Yacón ice cream

After a lot of testing VIVES managed to make a tasty and "healthy" yacón ice cream within the BioBoost project. This turned out to be a far greater challenge than originally thought. Yacón is a new emerging vegetable (root vegetable), with the advantage that it is rich in inulin, a prebiotic with health-giving properties (e.g. against diarrhea).

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WILL SPROUT GROWERS SOON HARVEST ALL THE SPROUT STICKS?

WILL SPROUT GROWERS SOON HARVEST ALL THE SPROUT STICKS?

After the harvest of sprouts mostly sticks and leaves are left behind on the field as a soil improver. Some growers use the flows also as fresh feed for their animals. In addition, the fiber-rich sticks can also be processed into paper or cardboard. At a meeting in "De Heen" in The Netherlands researchers and farmers discussed the possibilities of this residual flow.

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Meeting between BioBoost & InDIRECT

Meeting between BioBoost & InDIRECT

On February 12 a meeting took place between InDIRECT (Horizon 2020-BBI-PPP project) and BioBoost (Interreg 2 SEAS) in Mol (BE). Both projects seek a common goal, namely create value from waste streams from the point of view of circular economy. InDIRECT was represented by the leading partner VITO, for BioBoost Inagro and Vives were present. The meeting was conducted on the work around insects.

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The end of waste: towards a circular economy

The end of waste: towards a circular economy

Can we do something useful with the residual flows of horticulture and with the components of plants, flowers and vegetables? Those are the two great themes of BioBoost, an international project for the development of the biobased economy in horticulture.

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Students VIVES develop a dip sauce with residual streams for BioBoost

Students VIVES develop a dip sauce with residual streams for BioBoost

Vecheese, a company of six students of agro-and biotechnology department of VIVES, Bioboost partner, developed within the project a healthy and sustainable dip sauce. By letting students experiment with new possibilities for residual streams new applications are created.

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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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