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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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
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OmniExtract
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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
Sol Scientifics
Biorenewables Development Centre
Unilin Insulation
Innovation Nation
BA2C Europe / Latin America
Relement
Sirius Consultancy International
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - FYSC
gm innovation
KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC
Dutch Mountain Trading
2M Group Ltd
Peter Collins Coatings Consultancy Ltd
POLYMERIS
Sirius Consultancy International BV
Nouryon
Spaak Circular Solutions
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Biorizon News

16-06-2022

Project: Biobased Surfactants for Tomorrow’s Sustainable Society

Within the ChemistryNL TKI co-funded ‘Biobased Surfactants for Tomorrow’s Sustainable Society’ project, Biorizon co-initiator TNO and Henkel jointly develop novel biobased surfactants. This offers a renewable alternative with the potential of improved performance and biodegradability in detergents.

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02-06-2022

Biorizon spin-off Relement raises 1 million Euro seed round to scale-up renewable coating ingredient

Biorizon spin-off Relement announces closing of its seed financing round by adding Brabant Startup Fonds (BSF), the Brabant Development Agency (BOM) and TNO as early investors. Smart Industries Fund, managed by Innovation Industries, already invested into Relement last year. In addition, Rabobank has recently provided an Innovation Loan to Relement. The total investment amount adds up to 1 million Euro.

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15-03-2022

Flemish Prime Minister visits VITO’s LignoValue Pilot

Recently, Flemish Prime Minister Jan Jambon paid a working visit to Biorizon co-initiator VITO. During a guided tour, the guests were presented with a number of projects that have outgrown the test tube, among which the LignoValue Pilot, a pilot installation that can produce more than 100 kg of innovative bio-aromatics a day from lignin.

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22-02-2022

Biorizon scientists publish in Angewandte Chemie IE

We are proud that, once again, Biorizon’s senior scientists Marc Crockatt and Jan Kees van der Waal contributed to work recently published in the leading journal Angewandte Chemie IE. The article by Biorizon co-initiator TNO and Dr. Razvan Cioc and Prof. Dr. Pieter Bruijnincx of Utrecht University is entitled “The Interplay between Kinetics and Thermodynamics in Furan Diels-Alder Chemistry for Sustainable Chemicals Production.” It assesses the state of play in this rapidly evolving field.

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Biorizon Agenda

31-07-2022 - 05-08-2022 /
Easton, MA, United States

Lignin Gordon Research Conference

Biorizon will be present at the Lignin Gordon Research Conference in Easton.

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10-08-2022 - 12-08-2022 /
Vancouver, Canada

6th LignoBiotech symposium

Biorizon will be present at the 6th LignoBiotech symposium in Vancouver. 

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06-10-2022 /
Mol, Flanders - Belgium

Biorizon / LignoValue Network Event

Get informed about the latest progress in the field of biobased aromatics, and join the pre-arranged, bilateral matchmaking sessions!  On 6 October 2022, Shared Research Center Biorizon & VITO's LignoValue Pilot Plant will host a live networking event at VITO in Mol, Flanders. On 1 December 2022, Biorizon co-initiators TNO & VITO will host their 9th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-Aromatics online. This way, Biorizon can offer (live) networking opportunities and a visit to the impressive LignoValue Pilot Plant, as well as in depth information about the current technological development of renewable aromatics with premium properties. It is up to you whether you join Biorizon’s live networking event Oct. 6th, the in-depth webinar with 1:1 virtual matchmaking sessions Dec. 1st, or both. Major industrial players, small to medium‑sized enterprises, and research and technology organisations from all over the world will join Biorizon to discuss the latest progress in the field of bio-aromatics and to elaborate on opportunities to accelerate biobased business together. Over the past years, this has evolved into a must-attend event for anyone who's interested in renewable aromatics. Last edition attracted 305 participants from 28 countries. Program live event - 6 October: Bus visit to the impressive LignoValue Pilot Plant at VITO in Mol, Flanders. Live networking Formal launch of the LignoValue Pilot Plant & a brief update by Biorizon. Program online event - 1 December: Short, interactive plenary presentations that feature the progress that Biorizon has made in the scaling up of the production of bio-aromatics with premium properties. Plus a keynote speech by Decathlon you don't want to miss. Take part in the virtual matchmaking sessions that can be scheduled as from now and meet representatives of the entire bio-aromatic value chain from all over the world! Registration: https://9th-biorizon-bio-aromatics-event.b2match.io/

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01-12-2022 /
Online

Biorizon 9th Annual Event on Bio-Aromatics - Webinar

Get informed about the latest progress in the field of biobased aromatics, and join the pre-arranged, bilateral matchmaking sessions! On 1 December 2022, Biorizon co-initiators TNO & VITO will host their 9th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-Aromatics online. Major industrial players, small to medium‑sized enterprises, and research and technology organisations from all over the world will join Biorizon to discuss the latest progress in the field of bio-aromatics and to elaborate on opportunities to accelerate biobased business together. Over the past years, this has evolved into a must-attend event for anyone who's interested in renewable aromatics. Last edition attracted 305 participants from 28 countries. Program online event - 1 December: Short, interactive plenary presentations that feature the progress that Biorizon has made in the scaling up of the production of bio-aromatics with premium properties. Plus a keynote speech by Decathlon you don't want to miss. Take part in the virtual matchmaking sessions that can be scheduled as from now and meet representatives of the entire bio-aromatic value chain from all over the world! Registration: https://9th-biorizon-bio-aromatics-event.b2match.io/

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