Beta-Cell is a spinout from the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and carries out pioneering research into an effective cure for diabetes (insulin-dependent type 1). Hitherto, it has only been possible to treat diabetes with insulin injections.
In 1997, Group Machiels and ArcelorMittal took over the coal port in Genk and, following a conversion of the coal port into a tri-modal container terminal, changed the name to Haven Genk. The port of Genk is now a key link in tri-modal transport. Containers and goods brought in by barges are transferred to trains or trucks, and vice versa. The port also has the necessary infrastructure for temporary storage of these containers and goods - metal ores, minerals, big bags, granite, rice, maize.