Main research questionHow can the compost industry optimally apply the available biomass resources for producing green energy and high quality soil improvers? Can we set standardized quality requirements for both end products, being biomass streams and compost?
New dynamics for the compost industry due to synergy between green energy and high quality compost
VLACO vzw - Vlaamse compostorganisatie, PCA - Interprovinciaal Proefcentrum voor de Aardappelteelt vzw, PCS - Proefcentrum voor de Sierteelt
Main research questionThe North Sea region is an area of intensive farming characterised by rapid soil degradation, a challenge that cannot be mitigated by currently available solutions like compost products or biological residues. The demand for soil-improvers for these intensively utilised soils is increasing.
Sustainable soils by quality compost with defined properties
Main research questionThe FERTIPLUS project assists the EU in the design and implementation of innovative strategies and technologies for the recycling of waste to both compost and biochar for use in agriculture. Bio-waste has a great potential for conversion into bio-energy or as an alternative to chemical fertilizers.
Reducing mineral fertilisers and agro-chemicals by recycling treated organic waste as compost and bio-char products
Main research questionCan we develop and deliver a sustainable potting soil for the hobby market based on compost and other alternatives for peat? Which locally produced and available feedstock materials can be used?
Developing a sustainable potting soil based on green waste compost and other locally produced and available feedstock materials
News | 10/09/2019
ILVO expands compost site and points to potential of compost
ILVO has completed a new construction: Part Two of the compost site. It is a covered storage area with compartments for starting material and for finished compost.
News | 14/11/2019
Less peat in substrates for horticulture thanks to compost, wood fiber, biochar and chitin
News | 29/10/2021
Climate-conscious celebrations of All Saints' Day: chrysanthemum grown on compost and leftover green material?
News | 25/02/2021
ILVO BLOGS from the Experimental Platform for Agroecology in Hansbeke: Making farm compost with the three of us
On May 7, 2020, we started setting up two composting lines at the Agroecology Hansbeke Trial Platform. Both composition and machine selection proved to be important.
Horti-BlueC webinar 3: Spent growing media for direct reuse or as a feedstock for biochar and compost
Spent growing media can be directly reused or can be processed into biochar or compost.
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The Roof Food samples are more bacterially diverse than the 3 groups of reference samples (compost, woody material, and potting soil). The fungal population in the Roof Food samples is more diverse than potting soil, but not more diverse than compost and woody material.