« Greenhouses to Reduce CO2 on Roofs ». The objective is to install greenhouses on the flat roofs of a building to reduce the CO2 emissions. 30% heat lost through the roofs could be reused to heat the greenhouse and grow vegetables in the city center.
In Gembloux, our rooftop greenhouse is used for research purposes on innovative production systems, energy and economic performances.
Gardening and horticulture
Wasabi will host a surface of 550 ares for testing all innovative vegetable production systems adapted to urban and peri-urban environments such as Spin, Permaculture, agroforestry. Long-term trials will be conducted and will be available for experiments by scientists from several disciplines.
System Aquaponics and Pilot for Research and Innovation in Science and for Transfer to Industry is a modular aquaponics research facility able to reproduce the different type of professional aquaponic system. Probes are implemented under the project Smart Aquaponics to develop a monitoring application.
OptiBiomasse aims to optimize in a semi-industrial scale the horticultural biomass production by acting on the abiotic factors of the culture. Optibiomasse is part of the institutional research program "Tropical Plant Factory": an aboveground plant production system, of very high added value, to revalorize industrial wastelands.
Plant and Fish Farming Box It's an aquaponic system composed of a maritime container in which Tilapias are grown and on top of which a greenhouse is located. The aquaculture effluents of the fish compartment are pumped up to the greenhouse and then nutrients which they contain fertilise the plants grown in floating rafts.