Read about innovations and activities that End-of-Waste (EoW) experts from the RE-SOURCE.BIO community at AUGent are working on to valorise organic waste and help society transition to a more circular biobased economy.

Chicken feathers turned into biostimulant for crops

Chicken FeathersStart-up Stam Agro and Ghent University strengthen the growth and resistance of plants with chicken feathers. For agriculture, this means an important game-changer in the fight against CO2, the use of manure and the reduction of nitrogen.

The same quality and yield of harvest with less fertiliser, even in periods of drought. With Aphasol, a biostimulant developed by Stam Agro in cooperation with Ghent University, this is no longer fiction, but reality. As the icing on the cake, the biostimulant is being developed on the basis of chicken feathers, a residual flow that is traditionally regarded as a problem, but is in fact brimming with proteins. Read more here

IMPACT magazine

IMPACT magazine coverFlanders is a distinct knowledge region within Europe. The knowledge & practice centers – but also our industry, agriculture and government – ​​are renowned for their research. The IMPACT magazine emerged from the observation that much more is moving and growing within the bioeconomy and agriculture in terms of technical innovation than is generally known to potential end users of these new techniques.

In two editions per year, IMPACT magazine brings the newest developments in the bio-based economy and circular economy in our bio-based sectors. Discover it here