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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Join Biorizon

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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Biorizon Community Members

Green Chemistry Campus
Cargill Biotechnology R&D
Biobased Delta
Neste Oil
Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research
Bayer MaterialScience AG
Bioprocess Pilot Facility (BPF)
Bioindustrial Innovation Canada
DSM Coating Resins
Nimaro Ageno Consult
Agro & Chemie
OPE Group
Chemelot Campus



Biorizon well on the way to the development of biobased aromatics

Forty percent of all raw materials in the chemical industry are based on aromatics, which have so far been extracted from petroleum. Commercial production of biobased aromatics would be a major breakthrough. Biorizon has managed to produce biobased aromatics on ‘laboratory scale’, and this is now being scaled up.
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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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News Overview


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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14-01-2015  - 15-01-2015 / Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Future of Aromatics 2015

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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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08-04-2015  - 10-04-2015 / Lille, France

Plant Based Summit 2015

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19-07-2015  - 22-07-2015 / Montreal, Canada

BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology 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