VITO explores the potential of lignin/wood, algae and insects for alternative production of drop-in chemicals, through a partial conversion with maximal preservation of existing functionalities as foreseen by nature. In combination with efficient fractionation, this could be an alternative for the classic multistep cracking and production processes in the petrochemical industry. VITO focuses on separation solutions for innovative conversion concepts and enables the introduction of these value chains in the chemical industry landscape. VITO also opens doors to new application areas by developing new high-value molecules.

Projects

Algae4IBD - Health from aquatic resources

IDEA - Implementation and development of economic viable algae-based value chains

Prometheus: assessment of microbial protein sources for food and feed

Lignocost: establishment of a Pan-European Network on the Sustainable Valorization of Lignin

SPICY: sugar-based chemicals and polymers through Innovative chemocatalysis and engineered yeast

Lignin Oxidation technology for versatile lignin dispersants

Publications

MILP for Optimizing Water Allocation and Reservoir Location: A Case Study for the Machangara River Basin, Ecuador
Year: 
2019
Journal: 
WATER
Veintimilla-Reyes, J; De Meyer, A; Cattrysse, D; Tacuri, E; Vanegas, P; Cisneros, F; Van Orshoven, J
Modification of wheat bran particle size and tissue composition affects colonisation and metabolism by human faecal microbiota
Year: 
2019
Journal: 
FOOD & FUNCTION
De Paepe, K; Verspreet, J; Rezaei, MN; Martinez, SH; Meysman, F; Van de Walle, D; Dewettinck, K; Courtin, CM; Van de Wiele, T
Wheat bran thermal treatment in a hot air oven does not affect the fermentation and colonisation process by human faecal microbiota
Year: 
2019
Journal: 
JOURNAL OF FUNCTIONAL FOODS
De Paepe, K; Verspreet, J; Courtin, CM; Van de Wiele, T
Suppressing methanogens and enriching electrogens in bioelectrochemical systems
Year: 
2019
Journal: 
BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY
Jadhav, DA; Chendake, AD; Schievano, A; Pant, D

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