Plants, trees and food waste all contain components that have value as renewable raw materials. Wageningen University & Research is developing innovative biorefinery applications to make use of those components. The objective is to extract as much value as possible in how they are used: whether it is for food or animal feed, for chemicals and materials, or for generating energy.
Optimal use of biomass
Wageningen University & Research is developing opportunities for capturing all the value of biomass while maintaining soil quality. With corn, for example, we can use not just the cob but also the stalks, which contain valuable components for manufacturing plastics. This is the type of plural approach that Wageningen University & Research is taking, drawing on our expertise in biorefinery technologies, crop breeding, crop cultivation, biobased product development and economic models for developing a circular Biobased Economy.
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