About our projects

We work on many projects, most are covered by confidentiality but we also work on public projects aiming to drive forward the bioeconomy. Click to see recent projects or read below for a selection of our current projects and find out how they could help your company. You can also read about completed projects in the case studies on our Expertise page.


Olive LEAF multi-product cascade based biorefinery: from an under-used biomass in the primary sector to tailor-made solutions with high added VALUE for international market applications.


Lactic acid and biosurfactants sourced from sustainable agricultural and industrial (food) waste feedstocks as novel functional ingredients for consumer products.


BeonNAT aims to increase knowledge in obtaining different bioproducts from woody species, trees and shrubs, currently underused.


DAFIA is a Horizon 2020-funded research project on making value-added products from organic waste. DAFIA was launched in January 2017 at Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant in Ghent, Belgium.


Novel high performance furan surfactants from biobased building blocks.

Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst

The IB Catalyst supports research and development into the processing and production of materials, chemicals (including pharmaceuticals) and bioenergy


The ShikiFactory100 project aims towards the production of a universe of more than 100 high-value compounds from the shikimate pathway, a hub in cell metabolism, through the development of an optimized chassis and the proposal and implementation of novel biosynthetic routes for the production of known and new to nature molecules.

AgroCycle - Project Completed

NNFCC are lead partners in AgroCycle, a 3-year Horizon 2020-funded project. AgroCycle’s main aim is to achieve a 10% increase in the recycling and valorisation of agricultural waste by 2020. The project will further develop, demonstrate and validate novel processes, practices and products for the sustainable use of agricultural waste, co-products and by-products (AWCB).

BioBase4SME - Project Completed

Please note that this project is no longer accepting applications. The BioBase4SME project (INTERREG NWE) offers training, innovation bootcamps and innovation vouchers up to €100.000. The support is aimed at start-ups and SMEs for delivering proof of concept of bio-based technologies, and for the development and roll-out of effective business plans. The support consist of scale-up to pilot scale, Life Cycle Assessment, techno-economic evaluation, market research, feedstock analysis, social acceptance, business planning and business plan support.

Pilots4U - Project Completed

Pilots4U aims to setup one very visible, easy accessible network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy with Europe-wide coverage and protecting IP rights of users. Since pilot- and demo equipment is very expensive and requires specific expertise, open access infrastructures are the most cost-effective manner to support the deployment of industry-driven innovations in the market.

SuperBIO - Project Completed

Please note that this project has now closed. SuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding programme. The €3.8 million project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy. The project provides 10 different types of innovation services to third party SMEs which are funded by the project for 75%. As such, it brings these value chains closer to reality.