Renewable raw materials

Renewable raw materials are (nearly) inexhaustible natural resources, the supply of which can be restored in a short period of time. Biomass is an example of a renewable raw material: green resources from plants and trees as well as food waste streams, which contain many valuable components. Wageningen University & Research is investigating how usable substances from biomass can be cultivated and utilised as efficiently as possible. We are not only looking into existing biomass sources, such as wood, straw, sugar beets, and maize, but also into new sources such as seaweed, manure, insects and algae.