BioCluster

BIOCLUSTER aims at promoting the transition of the Flemish industry to a more sustainable biobased economy.

The main target groups are companies from the agro-industry, technology developers and the chemical sector. A central theme in the project is the development of new economic value chains around the 5 main product groups of the biobased economy: bioplastics, biosurfactants, biomaterials, biosolvents and biolubricants. Companies from different sectors were brought together in thematic workshops with the aim to find new value-chains that can be implemented in a relatively short term, and that create a win-win for the participating parties.

Open Innovation Campus

The open innovation campus functions as a catalyst for the development of new biobased value chains and provides quick plug & play solutions to companies.

The BIOCLUSTER project is supported financially by Agentschap Ondernemen, in the framework of ‘Vlaanderen in Actie’ and ‘Nieuw Industrieel Beleid’.

Open Innovation Campus

The open innovation campus functions as a catalyst for the development of new biobased value chains and provides quick plug & play solutions to companies. …

Biosurfactants

What are they? Surfactants are surface-active agents capable of reducing interfacial tension between liquids, solids and gases, thereby allowing them to mix and d…

Biosolvents

What are they? A Solvent is a substance, ordinarily a liquid, in which other materials dissolve to form a solution. Polar solvents (e.g., water) favour formation …

Bioplastics

What are they? The term bioplastics or biopolymers does not cover a single polymer group but a whole family of products. The DIN SPEC 1206 "Recommendation for the…

Bio-lubricants

What are they? Bio-lubricants are lubricants that fulfil the minimal biobased content, biodegradability, ecotoxicity and performance requirements as described in …

Biomaterials

What are they? A biomaterial or bio-based material is a commercial or industrial product that is composed, in whole or in significant part, of biological products…