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