Sector Bioeconomy

Entrepreneurs in the bioeconomy and producers looking for the best possible valorization of their biomass or residual flows will find an answer here to the question “what can ILVO do for me?”. You’ll get a brief overview of relevant expertise, analyses, infrastructure, and the professional approach that characterizes ILVO.

What does ILVO do?

How does ILVO work?

ILVO wants to support all stakeholders in the bioeconomy with the above broad palette of expertise and a modern research infrastructure. Contemporary challenges are handled by experienced professionals. Together with the other parties involved in the chain, they work on customized solutions.

Your ILVO guarantee

  • Scientifically-based solutions
  • Individual and/or co-creative guidance for innovation trajectories
  • Confidential treatment of your question
  • Clear and easy-to-interpret results that are applicable to day-to-day operations
  • Technological support for various farm processes

Specialized research infrastructure

  • > 200 ha trial fields
  • > 15.000m² greenhouse infrastructure and climate chambers
  • > 20,000m² experimental animal housing
  • Experimental spaces with seawater tanks
  • Composting site and compost reactor
  • An accredited lab for soil, substrate and plant analyses
  • Meet@all technology platform for characterization of biomolecules in biomass
  • The pilot food processing plant "Food Pilot" equipped with >50 pieces of semi-industrial equipment

All ILVO expertises at your service

ILVO works in an interdisciplinary fashion and has a network of living labs that work closely together. A problem or question is therefore examined from many different angles by ILVO experts from different disciplines. This is guaranteed by ILVO's broad and systematic approach, together with the typical openness of the ILVO culture

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See also

In the media 30/09/2020

What about by-products from cichorium crops?

pile of Belgian endive leaves
Het gebruik van reststromen voor nieuwe, hoogwaardige toepassingen via innovatieve technieken draagt bij tot het sluiten van de kringlopen en op termijn tot een betere rentabiliteit van de betrokken b...
Press release 30/01/2020

Maize crop residues crucial for carbon in the soil

Maize
The root biomass of maize contributes - relatively speaking - twice or even three times as much to the build-up of stable soil organic matter in the soil as the above-ground crop residues (maize straw...