VISIONS

VISIONS is a collective research project on the valorisation of organic waste or side streams. VISIONS aims to achieve this through the development of an inventory comprising all organic/biologic waste streams in Flanders, the development of 2nd generation technology for the valorization of these waste streams, and the study of the logistic and economic feasibility of these valorisations.

A comprehensive database of expertises relevant for the valorisation of organic waste streams can be found here (doorlinken naar database)


The project, a CINBIOS initiative, is financially supported by the Flemish Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT). It is co-funded by a large consortium of companies interested in either valorising their waste stream or in finding alternative feedstocks for biobased processes. This consortium is monitoring and steering the project’s progress.

Inventory of organic waste streams

During VISIONS an inventory of organic waste streams and by-products that are abundantly available in Flanders is made up. The table below provides an overview of the…

2nd generation technology for lignocellulose

Lignocellulose is the most abundantly available raw material on Earth. It is composed of carbohydrate polymers (cellulose, hemicellulose), and an aromatic polymer (li…

2nd generation technology for waste fats and oils

Definition Waste fats and oils that are no longer suitable for use in the food chain can be divided into: fats and oils that for safety reasons can no lon…

Technical Applications

Formwork removal oil Formwork removal oil is used for the efficient removal of building materials out of their mold. At the moment biodiesel from rapeseed (RME) i…