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