Het gebruik van restproducten als systeeminnovatie: GeNeSys. Valorisatie trajecten voor plantaardige restproducten.

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    Society is demanding a more efficient use of resources in the agricultural and fishery sector and related processing industries. Current state-of-the-art performs mainly partial valorisation often with low added-value of the end-product. Yet many of these by-products have the potential to result in end-products with higher added-value applications.
    The GeNeSys project (Use of By-Products as System Innovation) is an integrated ILVO project, aiming to identify innovative, if possible integrated, valorisation pathways for by-products and wastes generated in Flanders. The project approaches the problem in three different empirical research cases that is, agricultural by-products, discards from fisheries and composting.
    Throughout every phase of the project, stakeholder participation will be pursued. Classic science-driven innovation research often has an intrinsic methodological difficulty which hinders end-user adoption. This transdisciplinary research project aims at bundling expertise and thus involving stakeholder participation. Therefore a fourth and final research case with a methodological objective guides the others. By devising instruments and methods to achieve stakeholder participation, this case enables the development of successful, socially supported solutions for valorising agro-food and fishery by-products and wastes.
    In this specific case the development of an integrated valorisation pathway for agricultural by-products is targeted. A logical approach is to focus first on the evaluation of the potential of high-value applications such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, functional food ingredients etc. By-products of this primary valorisation process can in their turn, afterwards be used for other, lower-value applications (e.g. feed, bio-energy, composting). To develop such a bio-refinery concept, different bottlenecks have to be overcome such as stabilisation techniques, seasonal availability of the by-products and wastes, logistic aspects and the economic feasibility of the valorisation process. Therefore, a double-loop process is adopted: the project starts with an exploration cycle to select the by-product(s) with the highest valorisation potential based on scientific/technological and socio-economic criteria. Therefore the current situation in Flanders is evaluated (crop production volumes, volume of by-products, functional components, etc.) and a current state-of-the-art is formulated. Afterwards, an innovation and research cycle is conducted to elaborate further on the selected by-product(s) and its targeted valorisation process.
    Vertaalde titel van de bijdrageHet gebruik van restproducten als systeeminnovatie: GeNeSys. Valorisatie trajecten voor plantaardige restproducten.
    Oorspronkelijke taalEngels
    PublicatiestatusGepubliceerd - 5-jun-2013
    Evenement9th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries - Antwerpen, België
    Duur: 5-jun-20137-jun-2013


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