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Imagine that you could use the CO2 emissions of factories to feed animals! Two birds with one stone. Well, this is possible! in this video, Lotte Van Peteghem (Ghent University) explains how she would like to use the CO2 emissions of steel factory Arcelor Mittal to eventually feed about 150,000 pigs.

Sustainability
Agriculture
Lotte Van Peteghem
UGent

Lotte Van Peteghem is currently pursuing a PhD in Bioscience Engineering: Environmental Science and Technology. Her PhD project is a collaboration between ArcelorMittal Ghent and CMET (Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology). She is guided by professor Korneel Rabaey, Dr. Silvio Matassa, Ir. Myrsini Sakarika and Ir. Frederik De marรฉ. Together, they try to shed light on the production of protein from โ€˜wasteโ€™ at the steel factory. Lotteย studied industrial biochemical engineering at Ghent University. During her studies sheย got the opportunity to complete her third year of the bachelor program at the NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology). Subsequently, sheย completed her master thesis at CMET, working on the production of carboxylates from waste active sludge. Lotte is fascinated by the potential of microbial technology to play a key role in resource recovery and subsequent valorization.

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