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PROMIPOL is an interdisciplinary research project developing sustainable novel biopolymers. Chemical building blocks derived from CO2, like ethanol and methanol, are converted by microorganisms to proteins and polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA). The obtained bioplastics are considered for various applications, including food packaging. The consortium partners combine their expertise to select and optimise microbes and processes to fine-tune protein and…

The goal of WaterFRAME is to create a proof-of-concept of a generic, well-documented digital framework on water fit-for-reuse. This framework will use global standards combined with open data models to create an interoperable, transparent platform for optimization studies and holistic decision making.

Valorization of biogas through production of microbial protein as feed (short-term goal) and food (long-term goal).


The specific target of CATCO2RE is to investigate the conversion of CO2 to solar fuels (methane and methanol) integrating new developments in the production of solar hydrogen, with the design and synthesis of selective catalysts active at milder reaction conditions, and effective CO2 capture and purification technologies. We divide our research goals into two categories:

  1. Design and build a functional lab scale prototype for the conversion of sunlight and CO2 to methane. …

Clearly, the EU needs to develop the capability to deal with its plastic waste. Waste materials, duly collected in Western Europe, should not be sent overseas and should be recycled locally, preferably in closed loop cycles. To enhance such high end recycling schemes, it might be required in some cases to clean the plastics up to a level that even the additives are removed; think of flame retardants, phthalates, metal based stabilizers, etc.

SOLVATION proposes an integrated approach…




  • Nico Boon (professor)