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.
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.
Over the last months Shared Research Center Biorizon has been busy developing new routes to biobased aromatics and applying for innovation funds to secure its groundbreaking research. Currently Biorizon offers several opportunities for global leaders in the fields of feedstock, conversion, equipment and end products to participate in research concerning 'Sugars to Bio-aromatics'.
With the ARBOREF project from FISCH (Flanders Innovation Hub for Sustainable Chemistry), Biorizon aims to create new pathways for the valorization of áll major parts of lignocellulosic biomass (cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin) towards a set of carefully selected chemical platform molecules and aromatic building blocks by a ‘lignin-first’ biorefinery approach to fuel the aromatics market.
Construction crews may someday use lignin in their asphalt and sealant mixtures to help roads and roofs hold up better under various weather conditions. It also could make them more environmentally friendly.
19-07-2015 - 22-07-2015 / Montreal, Canada