Flanders Biobased Valley (FBBV) is a non-profit organisation supporting the development of sustainable biobased activities and resulting economic growth in the region of Flanders, Belgium. Its main activities include:
building research and development expertise in the field of biobased products and bioenergy through joint research programmes;
creating synergies between industrial partners, support in building new value chains, cluster formation and industrial integration;
improving the general understanding and benefits of new biobased products and bioenergy through communication with industry and the wider public;
providing technological advice, as well as assistance with innovation projects to anyone wanting to move forward in the bioeconomy.
One of the merits of GBEV is the realisation of the biorefinery cluster at the Rodenhuize dock, representing the largest integrated production site for bio-energy in Europe. In addition, GBEV initiated the establishment of Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant in the port of Ghent through an Interreg Flanders-The Netherlands. Bio Base Europe Pilot plant is a flexible, multipurpose pilot facility offering scale up and process development services in the bio-based economy.
GBEV is strongly supporting and facilitating the use of second generation feedstock in Flanders as well as the use of waste gases for the conversion into chemicals. In this regard GBEV is coordinating an international network on gas conversion and syngas fermentation within the Vanguard initiative. In addition GBEV is member of Big-C, the Bio-Innovation Growth mega-Cluster, a joint bioeconomy initiative between Flanders, the Netherlands and North Rhine-Westphalia, where it is also active in the case on C1 conversion.
In the SuperBIO project GBEV will be offering networking, workshops, coaching and advice. In addition, GBEV coordinates the project and its communication section.