The Profitable Way to Biobased Functionalized Aromatics

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Industry driven Shared Research Center Biorizon focuses on technology development for the production of functionalized biobased aromatics for performance materials, chemicals & coatings. Supported by a roadmap & inspired by our community.

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In co-creation with global leaders and SME companies in the fields of feedstock, conversion, equipment and end-products Biorizon creates renewable aromatics that outperform their fossil counterparts. In sustainability as well as functionality.

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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
Klueber
Beckers
Bioprocess Pilot Facility (BPF)
NNRGY Crops BV
Bioindustrial Innovation Canada
Rabobank
Nimaro Ageno Consult
NNFCC
Agro & Chemie
OPE Group
cardolite
Chemelot Campus
SABIC
LEGO System A/S
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
Progression Industry BV
Deloitte
Avantium Chemicals
Lawter
Green Chemicals Blog
Fraunhofer CBP
Johnson Matthey
BOM Brabant Development Agency
CSIRO
Swissaustral Biotech SA
Green Chemistry Network
VEGA
Worlée Chemie
Royal HaskoningDHV
Refined BioProducts LLC
GREENVALUE ENTERPRISES LLC
Tectero
FISCH
Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy
Avans University of Applied Science
Twence
SUEZ
BiCHEM Technology BV
AVA-CO2 Schweiz AG
Chemelot InSciTe
Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency
Gemeente Bergen op Zoom
ChemStream
Penn State University
IFPEN
North European Oil Trade Oy
Matharu Fertilizers & Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
Bumaga BV
Shanks Wood Products
Celignis Analytical
SYNGULON
sappi Lanaken
Ajinomoto OmniChem NV
Hezelburcht
BOB Sharing Srl
KU Leuven
University of Antwerp
Universiteit Maastricht
TU/e
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
HVC
Mutsaerts International
Vereniging Afvalbedrijven / Dutch Waste Management Association
Scient
INEOS Styrolution
Process Design Center
Lux Research
SoliQz B.V.
Process Design Center BV
Port of Amsterdam
Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH
Kapp Nederland B.V.
Vyncke
EcoPlanet Bamboo
BIOECON NV
Pantanova BV
ChainCraft B.V.
Gnin Technology Co., Ltd
Catalisti (FISCH)
Phytowelt GreenTechnologies GmbH
SOLVAY
Neoliquid
enGenes Biotech GmbH
CLIB2021
Netse Jacobs
TMC Chemical
Newfoss
CARTIF
Midwaste
OmniExtract
Smit&zoon;
Paper Province
MASH Biotech
InnoSyn B V
Advanced Biochemical (Thailand)
CSTB
Chem4LS Consulting
Tom Browne and Associates
CellMark Technology
CENER - National Renewable Energy Centre
RENEWI
Twinnovate B.V.
PSNC
Lubrizol
ETA-Florence Renewable Energies
Solvay
Geveke Werktuigbouw B.V.
Korea Institute of Industrial Technology
HPD Consultancy
Alpek Polyester
Technology Scientific
AEP Polymers s.r.l.
Renewable Energy Consulting
Baril Coatings B.V.
Graanul Biotwech OÜ
Catalok Consultancy
CELLiCON
elmira industrial supplies
National institute of chemistry
UOP
BCNP Consultants
TechnipFMC
Tecnon OrbiChem
chempolis oy
Godavari Biorefineries BV
Brightlands Chemelot campus
ALFA LAVAL
Groene Vaert BV
Chemploy
UNIVERSITY OF BIO-BIO
Aduro Energy Inc.
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Chem4Chem
Own
Own
Bio-Sep Ltd
allnex
first financing limited
Lombardy Green Chemistry Association
SOUDAL
MTSA Technopower B.V.
University of Turin
Trinseo Netherlands BV
FPInnovations
Anaero Technology  Ltd
Bloom Biorenewables
Ft Innovations bv
allnex
DEMETA
BioTork
Hexion GmbH
Alfa Laval
TechnipFMC
Excess Materials Exchange
Natural Fibre Technologies Ltd
Gooskens Houtgroep
AIJU Technological Institue for Children´s Products and leisure
CNRS - IRCELYON
Melamar
TNO
Biorenewables Development Centre
Bloom Biorenewables
Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib)
Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib)
Lixol
CLIB-Cluster Industrielle Biotechnologie
RISE Processum AB
Worley
TKI BBE
Ecoat
Waste treatment technologies
Senbis Polymer Innovations
shandong mensa new materials co.,ltd
Triple Helix
CoPo Solutions
De Smet Engineers & Contractors
Fat Pig Society

Biorizon News

11-10-2021

Fruitful collaboration between Biorizon co-initiator VITO & Avans students at Green Chemistry Campus

Biorizon co-initiator VITO and Avans University of Applied Sciences have been working together at the Green Chemistry Campus since the end of 2018. There, they jointly offer internships around research on valorising lignin - the substance that gives sturdiness to plants - in biopolymers for innovative applications. The thirteenth student is now doing an internship at the Campus, and since 1 June Sandra Corderí Gándara of VITO has been working at the Campus to run the VITO lab and supervise students.

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05-10-2021

LIGNICOAT project: Sustainable COATings based on LIGNIn resins and bio-additives with improved fire, corrosion and biological resistance

Biorizon co-initiator VITO is partner in the LIGNICOAT project that aims to demonstrate technical and economic feasibility of the use of lignin as raw material to produce bio-resins for different applications in the field of functional coatings.

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06-09-2021

Green Chemistry publication: Furoic acid and derivatives as atypical dienes in Diels–Alder reactions

We are proud that - once again – a collaborative research effort involving Biorizon’s lead scientists Marc Crockatt and Dr. Jan Kees van der Waal was recently published in the leading scientific journal Green Chemistry. The Bruijnincx group at Utrecht University and Biorizon co-initiator TNO have developed an efficient furan Diels–Alder cycloaddition reaction, which has the potential to become an important tool in green chemistry, being central to the sustainable synthesis of many chemical building blocks.

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23-07-2021

PILLAR: Towards unique pilot infrastructure for catalytic processing of wood and lignin

Biorizon co-initiator VITO is partner in the PILLAR project that aims to realise a unique pilot infrastructure platform. This platform for innovative catalytic biorefinery of lignin, wood and by extension any lignocellulosic material, will produce functional biobased aromatics. PILLAR provides technological and economic proof-of-concept data and paves the way towards an industrial scale catalytic biorefinery that transforms biomass into competitive chemicals and materials, resulting in a significant CO2 capture.

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Biorizon Agenda

25-11-2021 /
Maastricht, the Netherlands

Annual meeting Chemelot InSciTe

Biorizon will participate in the Annual meeting on Chemelot InSciTe.

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30-11-2021 - 01-12-2021 /
Berlin, Germany & online

16th European Bioplastics Conference

As the major industry association in this field, European Bioplastics is representing the interests of the thriving bioplastics industry in Europe. European Bioplastics is committed to driving the evolution of plastics by raising awareness across all relevant stakeholder groups about the benefits of bioplastics in reducing our dependency on fossil resources, reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and using renewable resources more efficiently. European Bioplastics is uniquely placed in the industry with an extensive network of businesses, partners, and experts in the bioplastics sector across Europe and beyond. 

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02-12-2021 /
Virtual + Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Biorizon Annual Event 2021

Biorizon's 8th Annual Event on Bio-Aromatics wil take place on 2 December, both in Rotterdam and online. Over the past years, this event has developed itself into a 'must visit' event for anyone who's interested in renewable aromatics. Last edition attracted 308 participants from 29 countries that engaged in 163 matchmaking sessions.  Major industrial players, small to medium‑sized enterprises, and research and technology organisations from all over the world will join us to discuss the latest progress in the field of bio-aromatics and to elaborate on opportunities to accelerate biobased business together. Biorizon: The profitable way to biobased aromatics Biorizon is the most advanced and valued research program on bio-aromatics worldwide. Shared Research Center Biorizon, an initiative of TNO and VITO, has been co-creating technologies for the production of bio-aromatics at the Green Chemistry Campus in Bergen op Zoom since 2013. Together with industrial partners, Biorizon creates and develops innovative chemical processes for the production of renewable aromatics from residual biomass.  Aromatics are important building blocks for the chemical industry: no less than 40% of chemicals are aromatic, and they bring essential functionalities such as durability and thermal and UV stability to products like plastics, resins and coatings. Bio-aromatics provide new functionalities and an impactful and green alternative for current petrochemical products that are difficult to re-use or recycle, including paints, adhesives and lubricants. Our aim is to enable commercial production of bio-aromatic building blocks by 2025. Plase subscribe: https://8th-biorizon-bio-aromatics-event.b2match.io/

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