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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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Successful speed date insect stakeholders at Inagro for BioBoost

Successful speed date insect stakeholders at Inagro for BioBoost

On Tuesday afternoon 9 October twenty insect stakeholders participated in a speed date. This was organized within the framework of the project BioBoost.

Insects stakeholders are often looking for a specific link in the chain to build a sustainable business. Therefore Inagro brought stakeholders from various sectors (cultivation, infrastructure, feed, automation, producers of finished goods ...) together.

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BioBoost in action at Witlof Biënnale 2018 and Food WasteNet event

BioBoost in action at Witlof Biënnale 2018 and Food WasteNet event

On 28 and 29 September the Witlof Biënnale 2018 (Chicory Biennale) took place in Etten-Leur (NL) to discuss the developments in the chicory sector in Western Europe. BioBoost partner Ilvo was present and discussed in a lecture and panel the possibilities of using chicory residuals for alternative purposes.

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Breaking the Barriers to the Circular Economy

Breaking the Barriers to the Circular Economy

he Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University (the Netherlands) and Deloitte have jointly carried out research on barriers to the Circular Economy (CE) in the European Union. For this research, a survey with businesses, government officials and expert interviews with leaders on the circular economy have been carried out. Two types of barriers emerged as main barriers.

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