Decontamination of residual soil from potatoes and root vegetables to make it free of nematodes and the weed called chufa or yellow nut sedge, as well as setting up a pilot plant at a processing plant: these are the goals of the follow-up project to "Restaarde Circulair".
The processing industry is also requesting protein formulations of organic origin that can be produced at low cost and with a lower environmental impact.This project has a double objective: (1) taking advantage of the by-products of the processing of materials of vegetable origin (legumes) (2) using residual macroalgae as raw material for proteins obtained
Upcycling processes of uncontrolled green macroalgae growth and residual biomass from brownmacroalgae and legumes to obtain alternative sources of proteins for food and feed applications
We work (further) on residualflows from agro, agri-food and fishery activities, which are processed into compost, plant fibers, biochar and chitin. The final goal is to come up with technically sound and economically interesting cultivation substrates, in collaboration with a number of partners who contribute their practical knowledge.
However, there are advantages to upgrading such a substantial residual flow through reuse. Every cubic meter of reused peat results in a reduction of CO2 emissions, thus reducing the impact on the climate. If captured and reused, the nutrients left in the substrate can also pay off within the circular economy.
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