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BioBoost - Stimulating the biobased economy in horticulture

BioBoost - Interreg

Interreg 2 Seas - European Regional Development Fund


In the BioBoost project, triple-helix partners from the Netherlands, Belgium and the United Kingdom are working together to stimulate the development of a biobased economy in horticulture.


In this project, the possibilities for high-quality use of horticultural residues and plant substances are investigated and put into practice in joint pilot and test projects of research institutes and companies. The project also develops activities to strengthen the cooperation of horticultural companies, researchers and governments in the three European horticultural regions (Lea Valley area with related areas in Kent (UK), Roeselare (BE) and Westland (NL)). In addition, the project helps SMEs in these regions to develop new concepts and products that use plant residues or plant ingredients for the food industry, for example.


Based on the experiences within the project and elsewhere in the European Union, the project partners want to develop an approach that can be implemented more widely. In this way, they want to stimulate the development of a bioeconomy in the horticultural sector. Horticultural residual flows will be reduced and mainly (re)used as raw material for new applications and products. This will improve resource efficiency and the circular economy. On the other hand, high-quality use of these flows can lead to extra income for the horticultural sector and strengthen its economic security.

EUThis project has received funding from the Interreg 2 Seas programme 2014-2020 co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund under subsidy contract No 2S01-038, the province of West Flanders and the province of South Holland.

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