Our Research Projects

Exploring Innovative: Driving Innovation through Collaborative Projects


Avecom is at the forefront of several cutting-edge European and Flemish R&D projects, underlining our dedication to pushing the boundaries of biotechnology. Harnessing our in-depth knowledge in microbiology, chemistry, and environmental science, we strive to create value and drive progress. 

We’re proud to work hand-in-hand with esteemed academic entities and industry partners to develop new products and processes, bringing our robust laboratory testing, optimization, and upscaling capabilities to the table.

If you’re considering a partnership, don’t hesitate to connect with us. As you explore this page, you’ll find our ongoing projects and key collaborators. We’re excited to foster innovation and growth with you.


High value products from agricultural residues through sustainable chains


Combining carboxylic acid production and fibre recovery as an innovative, cost-effective and sustainable pre-treatment process for heterogeneous bio-waste.


Combining carboxylic acid production and fibre recovery as an innovative, cost-effective and sustainable pre-treatment process for heterogeneous bio-waste.


Innovative water treatment for the green city.


Sustainable indoor shrimp production


Eco conversion of lower grade PET and mixed recalcitrant PET plastic waste into high performing biopolymers.


Sustainable biobased products for the construction industry


Valorisation of sodium sulfate


Demonstration of circular biofertilisers and implementation of optimized fertiliser strategies and value chains in rural communities.


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.


The Electra consortium aims to jointly develop and test highly innovative bio-electrochemical systems-based remediation biotechnologies at laboratory scale in environmentally relevant conditions and bring the four most efficient technologies to the field in both China and Europe.


INGREEN is an EU-funded project that will produce functional innovative ingredients from paper and agro-food by-products through sustainable and efficient tailor-made biotechnological processes for food, feed, pharma and cosmetics.

H2P – Hydrogen to Protein

The aim of this project is to gain insights regarding the production of high-quality microbial proteins for applications in foodstuffs in the most efficient and economical feasible way. Hydrogen is used as an energy carrier.


The project aims to scale up and validate two innovative food packaging solutions based on polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) with active properties and passive barrier to reduce food waste by prolonging food shelf life.

Power to Protein

Closing the artificial nitrogen cycle by direct N upcycling as microbial protein. The basis is a highly efficient microbial resynthesis process with a mixed culture of bacteria that use hydrogen as an energy source.


The MicroNOD project aims to overcome key technological and non-technological barriers to establish an innovative sustainable value chain that upgrades inorganic nutrients from safe industrial side streams to a high-quality organic fertilizer for professional growers as well as for the retail sector.


LIFE NECOVERY is a research project co-founded by the European Community, through the LIFE+ Environmental Policy & Governance programme. LIFE NECOVERY project dealed with the issues of changing the current concept of WWTPs from being energy consumers to resource recovery sites. This is the new concept of WWTP of the future which consists in extracting resources (energy, nutrients) from wastewater.

LVM Biocells

This project demonstrated the applicability of an innovative, cost-efficient and energy-efficient remediation technique for groundwater contaminated with chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons for a site characterized by low natural groundwater flow velocities.


Research into the production of high quality microbial feed material through the valorisation from COD-rich secondary streams.


Production of advanced bioFUELS via pyrolysis and UPgrading of 100% biogenic residues for aviation and marine sector, including full valorisation of side streams