Can woodchips solve the world’s energy problem? That is the question wich Professor Ceulemans and his team at the University of Antwerp have been working on since 2010. At the largest bio-energy plantation of the Benelux, fast-growing trees grow up to a height of seven metres or more in a two-year rotation cycle. Trees are harvested after two years and processed into woody chips. Discover with the National Geographic Channel whether the University of Antwerp research succeeded in converting the woody chips into an alternative and renewable biofuel that is environmentally and energetically better than fossil fuels.
The University of Antwerp and the National Geographic Channel will take you behind the scenes of groundbreaking research. Literally. Take a look with us at a Van Gogh painting and discover: a second Van Gogh. Descend into the sewers of Antwerp, Amsterdam and Brussels and see how inhabitants’ drug abuse is exposed. Discover the potential role of gold and the world’s most powerful microscope in the fight against cancer. Explore new routes that the transport sector can travel down and find out if woodchips can save the world.
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This is why the University of Antwerp takes part in groundbreaking research. Research that saves lives and perhaps even the world as well. Would you like to be part of this passionate university? Then sign up for one of our courses and before long you will be producing knowledge with the University of Antwerp.