News

  • Winter school:

Resource co-organiced a winter school in collaboration with University of Copenhagen: The EU funded FertiCycle International Training Network kicked-off its formal training program with a ‘Winter School’ course in collaboration with the H2020 EU Project Nutri2Cycle, designed to provide participants with important basic insights into the research and development needed in the bio-based fertiliser technology industry.  The aims of the course was to introduce students to the management, treatment, and up-cycling of bio-waste into valuable, bio-based fertiliser products.  It highlights the importance of political, legislative, and economic drivers as well as market mechanisms.

winter school 1.jfifwinter school 2.jfif

  • General Assembly:

After a broad edition in the Minard, little more than a year ago – Corona forced us to hold the second general assembly in a more subdued and virtual setting on February 12th. Nonetheless,  the RE-SOURCE.BIO / End-of-Waste teams put together an enlightening and  inspirational program. Over 30 members of the community participated and contribute to the meeting that started with a welcome  from Prof. Erik Meers and a description of the platforms by Dr. Evi Michels. Dr. Ana Robles-Aguilar presented the  International Thematic Network describing the updates from last year.  In the assembly, some Inspiring cases on collaboration were presented (add some topics: biochar,…).  As an example, Prof. Frederik Ronsse described the case of a research on Activated coal from macro-algae : a UGent @GUGC collaboration

  • Re-Source webinars
  • Participation in the Green Circle conference/introduction to Korean students
  • PhD visiting day from Forschungzentrum Julich (Germany)
  • ESNI
  • Lecture at the Bioeconomy Science Center (Germany): Cradle to cradle: upcycling bioresources for the new circular economy. On 11th June 2019 Prof. Dr. ir. Erik Meers was invited to give a lecture at the BioSC center, in Germany, promoring the excellence of Ghent University in the field of resource recovery, thus contributing to the international Ghent University brand.