Full Carbon Utilization: Conversion of abundant Flemish waste streams into platform chemicals using advanced separation and catalytic technologies

Through fermentation and catalysis, FUCATIL aims to convert undervalued Flemish waste streams into industrial chemical building blocks in a sustainable way.


Organic waste

Every year, the disposal of old paper and cardboard, corn stover and brewer’s spent grain in Flanders amounts to a combined total of 2.8 million tons of organic waste and a direct emission of nearly 2.3 Mtons of CO2. In fact, they are some of Flanders’ most abundant organic waste streams. They are also underutilized, exhibiting a clear potential to contribute to a more sustainable Flemish industry.

Project details

Project type
ESI Project
Research trajectory
Project status
Approved on
Project date
€999 818

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