From biomass to renewable bioproducts


About the research

Ever heard of pyrolysis? Then chances are you have a self-cleaning oven (lucky you). But pyrolysis, a way to "burn" things without using oxygen, is more than a fancy trick that allows modern ovens to clean themselves. Willem Vercruysse (Universiteit Hasselt) uses this method to make fertilizers and water treatment products out of microalgae and ivy.

Willem Vercruysse

Willem Vercruysse is a PhD student at Hasselt University where he is working on a technology to convert biomass into new environmentally friendly bio-products. With his many years of commitment to the youth movement, he feels a great responsibility to help find solutions to the problems the world is facing. Through his PhD, he hopes to improve the knowledge needed to solve various environmental challenges.

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