Can start-ups succeed in making food from the air?

Gas-to-protein processes could disconnect food production from land and sea Link to external article (Chemical & Engineering News – September 2020): https://cen.acs.org/food/food-ingredients/start-ups-succeed-making-food/98/i36

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New project: CAFIPLA

The growing success of the bio-based economy is creating an unforeseen problem demand for suitable feedstocks which is proving increasingly difficult to meet. In addition, the majority that are being supplied are coming from primary agricultural production, such as starch, sugar and vegetable oils. This is creating competition between food and feed production, which may…

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Webinar cellular food production

In the future, it will become increasingly challenging to sustainably feed a growing world population. The 6th of July, a webinar organised by the VBIG (“Verbond Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen Gent”) explored the possible solutions that cellular food production can offer. Can we feed the world with microbial protein? Can cultured meat offer a worthy alternative to meat?…

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Are bacteria the food for the future?

Bacteria and other micro-organisms can produce food more efficiently than plants and animals. Do we need microbes en masse to protect the environment? Full article (in Dutch): https://eostrace.be/artikelen/zijn-bacterien-het-voedsel-voor-de-toekomst

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New project: BioICEP

Bio Innovation of a Circular Economy for Plastics Avecom is participating in the BioICEP project (Bio Innovation of a Circular Economy for Plastics), which aims to reduce the burden of plastic waste by transforming plastic waste into new polymers. The result of the project will be a solution for mixed plastic pollution. Specifically, researchers will…

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FCA certification

Avecom announces it has been awarded Feed Chain Alliance (FCA) certification. The Feed Chain Alliance Standard has grown into an internationally accepted and respected feed safety and quality system. Avecom (BE) is a innovative SME specialized in steering and optimizing microbial processes. Avecom works in close collaboration with industrial companies for the research, development and…

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International Trade Mission to Lisbon, Portugal

14 European universities of applied sciences are organizing a TRADE FAIR in Lisbon on Thursday 12th of March at the VIP Grand Lisboa Hotel & Spa. Avecom will be represented by a team of motivated students from Artevelde Hogeschool to showcase our Bactocool products for ponds and aquaria.

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SMARTINCS Kick-off

Last week, the SMARTINCS project has officially started. SMARTINCS (Self-Healing – Multifunctional – Advanced Repair Technologies in Cementitious Systems) will implement new life-cycle thinking and durability-based approaches to the concept and design of concrete structures, with self-healing concrete, repair mortars and grouts as key enabling technologies. More info:

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How do you make food packaging from cheese whey?

Avecom’s test facilities feature in H2020 – YPACK’s latest newsletter “How do you make food packaging from cheese whey?” The production of PHBV for the YPACK packaging started with the know-how of Professor Maria Reis and her team at the Faculty of Science and Technology at NOVA university (FCT/NOVA). They developed a process to produce…

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