Biorizon

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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Biorizon Community Members

TNO
VITO
Green Chemistry Campus
Cargill Biotechnology R&D
IAR
Bridgestone
Biobased Delta
Neste Oil
Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research
Attero
Bayer MaterialScience AG
Bioprocess Pilot Facility (BPF)
NNRGY Crops BV
Bioindustrial Innovation Canada
Rabobank
Nimaro Ageno Consult
NNFCC
Agro & Chemie
OPE Group
cardolite
Chemelot Campus
DSM Coating Resins
Allbys Bioresource Industries
FORESA
Wood K plus
Bleko Chemie B.V.
CBMNet
AEB Amsterdam
Sappi
University College London
Ministry of Economic Affairs
Provincie Zeeland / Biobased Delta
Progression Industry BV
Deloitte
Avantium Chemicals
Between-us
Lawter
Green Chemicals Blog
Fraunhofer CBP
Johnson Matthey
CLEA Technologies B.V.
BOM Brabant Development Agency
CSIRO
Swissaustral Biotech SA
Green Chemistry Network
Attero

News

11-03-2015

Biorizon utilizes municipal waste to develop biobased aromatics

Every year, Dutch households collectively produce over 5 million tons of municipal waste. Biorizon-partner TNO, together with Attero, AEB Amsterdam, Orgaworld and the Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA) investigates how carbohydrates (sugars) in municipal waste streams can be used as a source for the production of biobased aromatics.
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26-02-2015

Bio-aromatics derived from lignin

Bioplastics News has published an article on how Biorizon develops bio-aromatics derived from lignin. "Aromatic compounds are so easily extracted from (fossil-based) naphtha, that bio aromatics seemed to be science fiction. The reason: lignin, the most probable resource, was hard to handle. Green chemistry knowledge advances so fast that research groups like Dutch / Flemish Biorizon (TNO, VITO and Green Chemistry Campus) provide the possibility to commercially produce Bio aromatics from lignin in less than ten years. The countdown towards bio-revolution has started."
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08-01-2015

Commercial production of bio aromatics from lignin

Just a few years ago, bio aromatics seemed far away. Aromatic compounds could be so easily extracted from (fossil-based) naphtha, that bio aromatics seemed to be a dream for the future. Primarily because the most probable resource, lignin, is hard to handle. But in this field, as in many branches of green chemistry, knowledge advances so fast that research groups like the Dutch/Flemish Biorizon (TNO, VITO and Green Chemistry Campus) foresee the possibility of commercial production of bio aromatics from lignin in less than ten years’ time.
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Agenda

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

Plant Based Summit 2015

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19-05-2015  - 20-05-2015 / Chalons-en-Champagne

Siñal Exhibition 2015

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15-06-2015  - 19-06-2015 / Frankfurt am Main, Germany

ACHEMA 2015

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

BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology 2015

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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.

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