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On 30 June 2022, we published the following whitepaper: Towards a Sustainable Value Chain of Lignin-Based Bio-Aromatics in Flanders (publishing date: 30 June 2022). Download it directly

Meet the most recent Catalysts to join our team: Stef Koelewijn Stef joined Catalisti in April as Program Manager. He has a background in valorizing (in)organic waste streams within the context of a circular economy. Stef holds a PhD in the field of sustainable chemocatalytic engineering. He will be mainly responsible for project brokerage within the innovation program carbon circularity and resource efficiency. Otto van den Berg Otto joined the Catalisti team at the beginning of July. He has a background as an entrepreneur working on renewable intermediates for different industries. Otto holds a PhD in the field of polymer

Ben ook jij gebeten door innovatie? Werk je graag rond concrete innovatieprojecten en toekomstgerichte businessopportuniteiten? Vind ook jij dat duurzaamheid, circulariteit en competitiviteit hand in hand gaan? Wil jij Vlaanderen helpen om haar klimaatdoelstellingen te realiseren en haar industrie te versterken? Solliciteer dan als Program Manager bij Catalisti en geef de duurzame industrie van morgen mee vorm!

Catalisti gaat samen met technologiefederatie Agoria opnieuw op zoek naar Factories of the Future. Omarmt uw onderneming de digitalisering binnen industrie 4.0 en heeft uw bedrijf de voorbije jaren uitzonderlijke prestaties geleverd om performanter te kunnen werken, te automatiseren of de kwaliteit te verbeteren? Heeft u grote stappen gezet op het vlak van technologie, arbeidsorganisatie, duurzaamheid of groei van het personeelsbestand? Stel u dan kandidaat voor deze prestigieuze award! Wie weet vervoegt u sectorbedrijven Janssen Pharmaceutica, L’Oréal Libramont, Rousselot, Takeda, TotalEnergies Ertvelde en Vinventions. Maar eerst: weet hoever u staat! Bent u klaar om een Factory of the Future te

A warm welcome to our Catalisti Day 2022 on 8 June which will take place at the historical mine site in Genk, Thor Park.   The Catalisti Day is a half-day event, with one purpose: Connect to Innovate! For this event we hand-picked some thought-provoking keynotes for you, we crafted an overview with results and updates on Catalisti projects, and finally created the ideal setting for interpersonal exchanges.   Let’s dive into the bioeconomy and the renewable plastics perspective, brought to you by Dieter Cuypers (VITO), Dries Maes (EWI) and Peter Goult (SystemIQ). Later we will get inspired by Michael

Martijn Mertens Martijn joined the Catalisti team as project manager in February. Earlier this year, he successfully defended his PhD in the faculty of Science - Chemistry at Hasselt University. More information about his solar cell research can be found in De Standaard. Martijn will also be responsible for the international projects and collaborations at Catalisti. Glad to have you with us Martijn! Julie Jannes Julie started her internship at Catalisti in February and will be with us until the end of April. She is studying a master’s degree in communication science at Ghent University and is helping us out

Is your company a candidate processor or buyer of pot marigold raw materials, the flowers, the seeds or derivatives thereof such as flower extract or seed oil, from locally grown pot marigold (Calendula officinalis)? In the context of an agricultural project, it has been established that the cultivation of pot marigold for Flemish agriculture is technically feasible and, provided that it is scaled up and optimized, also profitable. Eleven pioneers have already tried the cultivation and no less than 52 farmers are interested. Pot marigold can be grown for a dual purpose: first, flowers are harvested several times and then

On 9 November, all Flemish research institutes had the opportunity to present their research on hydrogen in a series of short pitches to an audience of industrial partners. Research inventory The Flemish hydrogen strategy focusses on economic and innovative development. Flanders has expressed the ambition to become a European leader in the field of hydrogen. One of the pillars of this Flemish hydrogen vision is the strengthening of the Flemish research base in the field and the drawing up of a "research agenda". The federal hydrogen strategy aims to position Belgium as an import and transit hub in Europe for

On Thursday 18 November 2021, B4Plastics was awarded the $2 million USD 2021 Curt Bergfors Food Planet Prize for our work in developing biomaterials for degradable fishing gear within the Glaukos project. This is a huge recognition for B4Plastics, as it confirms our potential as biotech scale-up. The excitement of the B4P green team upon receiving the Food Planet Prize is immense. Check out the live reaction of Stefaan De Wildeman, founder and director of B4Plastics, on the announcement of this news as representation of this feeling HERE. And find out more about the story of B4Plastics within the Food

In een korte bijdrage in Fokus R&D geeft Ann Verlinden haar kijk op de rol van Catalisti in het Vlaams innovatielandschap, de kansen die Moonshot biedt en de steun vanuit VLAIO.