Grassification

Roadside grass clippings are a problem fraction throughout the 2 Seas Programme area due to their high volume, subject to high processing costs. The industrial sector, however, is interested in the possibility of using roadside grass clippings as an alternative resource (as opposed to fossil sources or dedicated agricultural produce).

Grassification

The common challenges for applying roadside grass clippings as a renewable feedstock in industrial processes are currently threefold:

  • the supply chains are not yet optimal, resulting in higher costs
  • a highly variable and heterogeneous supply
  • an unsupportive institutional framework leading to legal and political challenges

The opportunities to be addressed by the Grassification project can thus be situated at different levels of the roadside grass clippings value chain, hindering altogether the use of grass clippings by the industry as a renewable resource (and thus hampering the pursuit of a biobased and circular economy).

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Partners

  • Province of West Flanders
  • Pro Natura
  • Flemish Institute for Technological Research
  • Inagro
  • University College Ghent
  • Vanheede Landfill Solutions NV
  • Kent Wildlife Trust
  • Millvision
  • Delphy BV
  • Avans University Applied Science
  • Innec CVBA
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
Period
2018-2021
Status
active
Budget
4 421 681 €
Countries
United Kingdom
Belgium
The Netherlands