The way to Aromatics

Biorizon focuses on the technology development for the production of functionalized biobased aromatics for performance materials, chemicals & coatings. Its ambition is to become one of the world's top centers in this field within five years. 

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Global leaders as well as SME companies in the fields of feedstock, conversion, equipment and end-products are invited to join our industry driven, open innovation Shared Research Center. 

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Green Chemistry Campus
Chemelot Campus



EU and Industry Partners Launch €3.7 Billion Investments in the Renewable Bio-based Economy

EU and industry leaders have today launched a new European Joint Undertaking on Bio-based Industries (BBI). The aim is to trigger investments and create a competitive market for bio-based products and materials sourced locally and "Made in Europe", tackling some of Europe’s biggest societal challenges.
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Lignin Poised to Become Renewable Alternative to Petrochemical Feedstocks

According to growth strategy firm Frost & Sullivan, the industry is just beginning to scratch the surface of lignin's potential: It could become the main renewable, aromatic resource for the chemical industry and could also allow petrochemists to secure an alternative, renewable source of raw material.
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Bio-based Chemicals Getting Boost from Shale Gas Boom in North America

Long used as starting materials for shampoos and detergents, bio-based chemicals now attracting interest as drop-in replacements for petroleum-based commodity chemicals.
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News Overview


11-11-2014  - 13-11-2014 / Basel, Switzerland


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18-11-2014  - 19-11-2014 / Berlin, Germany

13th World Aromatics & Derivatives Conference

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18-11-2014  / London, UK

Renewable Chemicals from Lignin

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10-03-2015  - 12-03-2015 / Amsterdam, The Netherlands

World Bio Markets 2015

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18-03-2015  - 19-03-2015 / Cologne, Germany

Green Polymer Chemistry 2015

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Agenda Overview


Initiators of Biorizon:

TNO Vito Green Chemistry Campus

This project is made possible by a contribution from the European
Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the framework of OP-Zuid.

Op Zuid