Act&Sorb is a fast growing, innovative start-up, based on a unique recycling solution that addresses the growing problem of non-recyclable MDF waste. Since our inception in 2016 as SME, we have put in place a management team that between them have over 70 years of experience in chemical engineering and project management. Each team member brings with him his own skills set necessary for the successful scale-up of our business.

Kenny

Dr. Ing. Kenny Vanreppelen MSc

CEO (gedelegeerd bestuurder) & Founder


Kenny holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Nuclear Technology. He wrote his thesis on ‘Flash pyrolysis of waste and by-products from the brewing industry’. His PhD research focused on innovative and multidisciplinary research for the development of renewable products from industrial waste. During his last year as PhD researcher, he developed his ground breaking MDF waste recycling process into a start-up: Act&Sorb. Besides his in-depth knowledge of pyrolysis and activated carbon, Kenny has a deep understanding of technology based business development. His know-how and skills have convinced investors of the power of Act&Sorb’s concept.

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Jozef Peuters

Director & co-founder


From prevention advisor at Sylvania Tienen, to head of the safety department at Tessenderlo Group, to QSE-HR manager at Sadepan Chimica where he assisted with the grass roots development of a new chemical plant. Jef was appointed QESH manager at Tigro Industries in 2013. He also coaches young engineers in the area of inspection and maintenance and project & process engineering. From 2012 through to 2017 he was chairman of the board of Prebes, a Belgian network association of more then 6,000 prevention advisors.

Operational Team Members

Rik

Rik Wuyts

Engineer

Tom

Tom Remans

Engineer

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Silke Janssens

Engineer

Tom

Tom Haeldermans

Engineer, PhD-student

Board Members

Kenny

Dr. Ing. Kenny Vanreppelen MSc

CEO (gedelegeerd bestuurder) & Founder

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Jozef Peuters

Director & co-founder

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Ilse Kenis

EVP, Glass and Performance Materials, Sibelco Group

Bart

Bart Van Herck

Country Manager Belgium, Sibelco Group

Benny

Benny loix

EVP Mergers & Acquisitions

Shareholders

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Sibelco Group

Kenny

Dr. Ing. Kenny Vanreppelen MSc

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Jozef Peuters

Uwe

Uwe Prade

Students

Universities & colleges

Students from Belgian and European universities and colleges work at Act & Sorb on various studies and projects.

Would you like to join our mission?

We welcome partnerships with innovative technology partners, as well as waste producers and collectors, raw materials and activated carbon partners, …