Centre of Expertise for Plant Compounds
The Centre of Expertise for Plant Compounds helps the horticulture sector to develop commercial applications for plant-based materials. The Centre puts horticulture businesses in contact with enterprises that can use the materials for packaging, cosmetics and other applications. That translates into new income streams and sustainable production chains.
A strong market focus is one of the characteristics that sets the Centre apart. It encourages manufacturers to make use of plant materials, analyses demand, seeds partnerships and carries out economic and technological feasibility studies. Drawing on the knowledge and expertise of its extensive contact network, the Centre then puts potential suppliers and processors in touch – opening the way for the practical application of plant residues. Technology providers and research institutes are also brought in to facilitate a positive outcome.