Project

Grassification

Acronym
GRASSIFICATION
Duration
08 February 2018 → Ongoing
Funding
European funding: various
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Sustainable chemistry
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
    • Environmental science and management
 
Project description

The overall objective of the Grassification project is to apply a multi-dimensional approach to roadside grass clippings refining in order to optimize it into a viable value chain for the biobased and circular economy. The project commits itself to optimize logistics and technical aspects of the grass clippings supply chain and processing, demonstrate its market potential as well as formulate policy and legal recommendations to create a more supportive framework for the recycling of this renewable resource. These actions will increase the volume usable material, lower costs, and generate a higher added-value for this so called ‘waste’ streams, which eventually will result in a higher market value of the industry. In this way, the use of roadside grass clippings as a renewable resource for the production of biobased products and hence the circular economy will become more attractive. Roadside grass clippings refining thus facilitates transition towards a circular economy.