Monitoring greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater treatment

prof. dr. ir. Volcke Eveline

prof. dr. ir. Fievez Veerle

Successful simulation of the cow’s digestive process has allowed us to undertake extensive research and analysis without the difficulties of looking after and caring for living animals.

Twice the food production at half the ecological footprint is an international target we definitely want to contribute to. To improve rumen efficiency we have developed an in vitro simulation set up of the rumen anaerobic fermentation processes, including rumen methanogenesis. The in vitro approach is used for screening purposes such as the assessment of the effect of supplements or technological treatments as well as more fundamental research questions such as finding useful applications of waste streams in the food industry. Our expertise and technology is available for companies that want to test their products.

The in vitro simulation of the rumen activity is a unique concept that allows for extensive research and analysis without the cost of and care of living animals.

 

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