The WASTE2FUNC project is possible thanks to a collaboration of companies and research institutes, mentioned below:

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    Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

    The Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is a flexible and diversified open access pilot plant for the development and up-scaling of new, biobased processes. It is a not-for-profit SME with a myriad of pilot scale equipment for pretreatment, fermentation, biocatalysis, green chemistry and downstream purification.

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    Boerenbond is the non-profit Innovation Service Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development, operating in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking northern part of Belgium.

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    Ghent University

    The Centre for Industrial Biotechnology and Biocatalysis of Ghent University has a strong track record in industrial biotechnology. Its research is focusing on specialty carbohydrate bio-engineering, bio-surfactants, metabolic engineering and modelling, synthetic biology, biocatalysis, directed evolution and protein engineering.

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    Organic Waste Systems

    OWS has an experienced staff performing environmental, economic and social life cycle assessments with technical knowledge of production processes and chains in the (bio-) chemical, plastic, food and energy industries, in the transport sector and in the waste treatment field.

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    Ecover Coordination Center NV is the product development and longer term research division of SC Johnson’s lifestyle POD. It responsibilities includes amongst others, the development, improvement (short and long term) and quality assurance of the only European production site and is located in Malle, Belgium

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    Arche Consulting

    Arche Consulting was founded by key experts holding a unique track record in the field of environmental toxicology, exposure modelling and the preparation of European risk and impact assessment dossiers in general. The experts working at Arche Consulting have built up in depth knowledge on health and safety issues.

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    Group op de Beeck

    Group Op de Beeck Materials and Technology – Biogas Solutions is a group of companies based in Belgium and focusing on the treatment and recycling of various organic waste- and byproducts.

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    TripleW Ltd. is a private R&D biotech company, headquartered in Netanya, Israel, that has developed a proprietary biochemical process for converting food waste to feedstock for biodegradable plastics offering a sustainable bio-economy solution.

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    Evonik Operations is part of the Evonik group, one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies. It has integrated R&D and production platforms, to address customer needs and to lead innovation.

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    Croda creates, makes and sells speciality chemicals that deliver real benefits to a range of diverse products including health and beauty, engine lubricants, plastics and many more.

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    The Bioeconomy Consultants

    NNFCC provide clients with a strategic view of feedstock, technology, policy and market development across the bioeconomy, enabling them to make informed business decisions and develop sustainable business strategies.

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    City University of Hong Kong

    The Waste and Biomass valorisation group of CityU Hong Kong aims at valorising organic waste materials through bioconversion processes to recover their inherent nutrients for transformation into value-added products.

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    Amphistar is developing a game changing technology platform for the cost-efficient and ecological production of biosurfactants. Their platform is initially based on the glycolipid technology platform with the yeast Starmerella bombicola, that has been developed and scaled-up in over 10 years by Ghent University (InBio research group) and the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant.