A house made from road side grass fibres. Sustainable, cheap energy generated from road side grass. More sustainable and cheaper road side management. Science fiction, a pipe dream or reality?

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Within the EU funded 2Seas GRASSIFICATION project, research institutes, land managers and industrial partners examine possibilities to create economically viable business cases for these and other applications. Over a period of 3 years, 23 partners (observer partners included) from the UK, the Netherlands, France and Belgium will examine and valorise the complete value chain from roadside management to end product via a multi-dimensional approach. This research will initiate a new bio based circular economy based upon road side grass clippings.

VITO is responsible for the assessment of the innovative road side grass business cases and will accomplish the following tasks:

  • We analyse the techno-economic feasibility of the new business cases, using our TEA-model.
  • We model the optimal business case configuration, using our MooV-application.
  • We inventory the policy landscape from which we will define a Roadmap for road side managers, policy makers and other stakeholders.


From 01/03/2018 to 28/02/2021


€4.4 million ( €2.5 million EU funding)


Ghent University, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Department of Green Chemistry and Technology (Project leader, BE)

Province of West Flanders (BE)

Inagro (BE)

Pro Natura (BE)

Vanheede Landfill Solutions NV (BE)

Innec CVBA (BE)


Kent Wildlife Trust (VK)

Delphy BV (NL)

Millvision (NL)

Avans University (NL)