The Center of Expertise Sustainable Biomass and Chemistry also focuses, in addition to optimising the production of insect and algae, on the processing of this alternative biomass as a sustainable source for various applications.
Within our center of expertise, we possess much expertise in the field of biomass processing. Our research focuses on:
To investigate the composition of substrates, media, residues and the potential of insect and algal biomass for various applications, we have developed a wide range of analytical techniques.
Regarding bio-based (raw) resources, harvesting and processing biomass from insects and microalgae is our main expertise, both at lab and pilot scale.
Furthermore, we also have expertise in the synthesis of bio-based and isocyanate-free polyurethanes at lab and pilot scale.