Promoting competition and durability for the Walloon food industry by creating an interdisciplinary platform of different skills to encourage interaction.

The Wal-Aid project was approved within the framework of the 4th invitation to tender (Sustainable Development) in 2008.


To set up a skills platform designed to help with decision-making and support businesses in the food industry producing by-products for the market. The platform maximises exploitation of the potential of by-products generated by businesses’ activities:
by supplying a concrete, practical service involving the preparation and validation of innovative, sustainable processes combining the generation of raw materials mainly aimed at markets connected to the food industry, but also to other sectors by recovering energy from residual biomass.


Wetlands Bioscience S.A.
Brasserie des Légendes
Siroperie Meurens

Scientific Institutions

CELABOR, scientific and technical services centre
CRA-W (Walloon Agricultural Research Centre)
FUNDP (University Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix of Namur)
Department of Management Sciences (Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech)
Unit of Bio-industries (Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech)
Department of Food Science and Formulation (Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech)
Unit of Biological Engineering (University of Liège)
Materia Nova, Materials R&D Centre


Biomass and Green Technologies
University of Liege - Gembloux Agro Bio Tech
Passage des déportés, 2
5030 Gembloux
Tel: +32 81 62 22 31
Contact : biomass@ulg.ac.be