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07.07.2017

How can we accelerate the transition from a fossil economy to a bio-economy? A new organization system for targeted innovation

“The bio-economy is to the 21st century what the fossil economy was for the 20th century.” That was the message in 2001, but 15 years later the bio-economy is still underdeveloped. “To realize the transition to a bio-economy, we will have to work on it from all possible angles,&rdq...
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27.06.2017

Rural sociology from Flanders to Poland

On 23-27 July the biannual congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology (ESRS) will take place in Krakow. Researchers from all corners of Europe will dive into “Inequal processes of rural change: on diversity, knowledge and justice.” ILVO’s Joost Dessein is the chair of the...
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13.06.2017

High-value applications for tomato waste and roots of Belgian endive

New technologies and knowledge about the composition of waste streams prepares the path for a circular economy in practice. New doctoral research was recently published on “Characterization and processing of horticultural byproducts: a case study of tomato and Belgian endive roots” by L...
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24.05.2017

The creation of the plastisphere: bacteria at sea colonize the new world of plastic waste

On May 23, 2017 Caroline De Tender has defended her doctoral thesis: “Microbial community analysis in soil (rhizosphere) and the marine (plastisphere) environment in function of plant health and biofilm formation”. Promotors are Prof. Peter Dawyndt of Ghent University and Dr. Martine Mae...
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24.05.2017

The bacterial community around plant roots can be managed for better plant growth and healthier plants

On May 23, 2017 Caroline De Tender defended her doctoral thesis: “ Microbial community analysis in soil (rhizosphere) and the marine (plastisphere) environment in function of plant health and biofilm formation”. Promotors are Prof. Peter Dawyndt of Ghent University and Dr. Martine Maes a...
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