Tag: KU Leuven

KU Leuven map out how wood could replace petroleum in chemical industry

KU Leuven map out how wood could replace petroleum in chemical industry

February 19, 2020 |

In Belgium, an interdisciplinary team of bioscience engineers and economists from KU Leuven has mapped out how wood could replace petroleum in the chemical industry. They not only looked at the technological requirements, but also whether that scenario would be financially viable. A shift from petroleum to wood would lead to a reduction in CO2 […]

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KU Leuven spins off technology into GlobalYeast with hubs in Belgium and Brazil

KU Leuven spins off technology into GlobalYeast with hubs in Belgium and Brazil

October 27, 2015 |

In Belgium, KU Leuven, VIB and Performa Investimentos, an independent Brazilian private equity and venture capital company, established GlobalYeast, a new company that will develop and deliver superior industrial yeast strains for bioethanol and the green chemicals industry. The company raised a total of EUR6.25 million from an investor consortium composed of a Brazilian VC […]

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