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Gas Fermentation: CO2 and CO as feedstock for high value compounds

For almost a decade, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is collaborating with Arcelor Mittal on the development of sustainable fermentation processes that can convert industrial steel mill gases into added value products. Microbes, it is all about microbes! The more than 2000 years old and most popular fermentation process uses yeast to convert malt and …

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CO2 as feedstock for the production of biodegradable plastics (PHA)

More than 5 million tons of plastic ends up in the sea every year. In addition, the emissions that are released during the petrochemical plastic production process are also polluting. The development of bioplastics, such as polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), is receiving increasing attention from this perspective. PHA are characterized by their excellent biodegradability and can be …

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North-CCU-Hub in 2021: a quest for new demo projects

North-CCU-Hub will also in 2021 maximize its efforts to reduce CO2 emissions in North Sea Port. Following the inspiring example of the North-C-Methanol project, the consortium strives to set up trajectories towards new demonstrator units in the coming years. Therefore, the consortium will be organized around different tracks for innovative CCU demonstrators: Green methanol as …

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North-C-Methanol launch widely picked up by the press

On October 21st, a press conference was given on the occasion of the signature of the Joint Development Agreement of the North-C-Methanol project. The news was picked up by Flemish television channels Kanaal Z and AVS, in several Flemish and even international newspapers and in a variety of professional literature channels. Find an overview of …

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North-C-Methanol partners sign agreement – Press Release

The 10 North-C-Methanol partners have signed a ‘Joined Development Agreement’, formalizing their joint commitment to realize and implement the North-C-Methanol project. The signature of this agreement was communicated on October 21st in a press conference with contributions of Daan Schalck (CEO North Sea Port) and Cedric Osterrieth (CEO Engie Generation). The press release can be …

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Methanol, an excellent alternative fuel for sustainable shipping

For several years, researchers of the Transport Technology group at Ghent University have collaborated with the engineers of ABC Engines to investigate alternative fuels for the maritime sector. Based on important criteria such as sustainability, scalability and storability, methanol has been selected by the researchers as one of the main candidates to transform the maritime …

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