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
ECN part of TNO
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
Hexion
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

Biorizon News

11-09-2019

New Project: Bio-Aromatics4Coatings

Biorizon co-initiator TNO develops technology to convert furans into functional bio-aromatics. Recently a new project named Bio-Aromatics4Coatings started with a focus on coating application. Within Bio-Aromatics4Coatings project coordinator TNO is collaborating with several key companies in the coatings supply chain to evaluate bio-MPA.

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28-08-2019

Call for Participation: Biobased Phthalic Anhydride

Currently Biorizon co-initiator TNO is looking for partners that are interested in the development of biobased phthalic anhydride (PA): a key feedstock for plasticizers, as well as unsaturated polyester and alkyd resins. In specific response to the wish of industry to develop biobased coatings, this project will be aimed at improving and expanding the scientific knowledge base to enable the scale up of biobased PA production and contribute to the development of a sustainable chemical industry.

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01-08-2019

6th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-Aromatics: Scaling Up Research

On November 27 and 28 2019 Shared Research Center Biorizon will host its 6th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-aromatics in Antwerp. Large industry players, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME's) and Research and Technology Organisations (RTO's) from all over the world will be present to discuss the latest progress in the field of bio-aromatics and to elaborate on the opportunities to accelerate biobased business together.

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18-07-2019

Biorizon Presents Virtual Reality Model of its Biomass to Bio-aromatics Lab at the Green Chemistry Campus

Biorizon presents a virtual reality model of TNO's biomass to bio-aromatics lab in the demo facility of the Green Chemistry Campus in Bergen op Zoom. By ‘walking through’ the model and by clicking on the hot spots you get detailed information about the continuous flow Diels-Alder skid, condensation skid, biphasic reactor & 20l batch reactor. A unique experience!

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Biorizon Agenda

08-10-2019 /
Brussels

Financing the Bioeconomy: From Bottleneck to Breakthrough

Biorizon's Roger Blokland will be speaking at the 'Financing the Bioeconomy: From Bottleneck to Breakthrough' event in Brussels. 

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14-11-2019 - 15-11-2019 /
Cologne, Germany

8th Biocomposites Conference Cologne

On November 14th & 15th, Biorizon will be present at 8th Biocomposites Conference in Cologne, Germany. 

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27-11-2019 - 28-11-2019 /
Antwerp, Belgium

6th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-Aromatics: Scaling Up Research

On November 27 and 28 2019 Shared Research Center Biorizon will host its 6th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-aromatics in Antwerp. Large industry players, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME's) and Research and Technology Organisations (RTO's) from all over the world will be present to discuss the latest progress in the field of bio-aromatics and to elaborate on the opportunities to accelerate biobased business together. On Thursday, 28 November 2019 Biorizon will be hosting this event at the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, right across Antwerp Central Station.  The night prior to the event (Wednesday, 27 November 2019), Biorizon invites you to a complementary networking dinner.  Hotel room reservations have been arranged (limited availability & at your own expense). Biorizon would like to thank the BIOPEN platform & Vanguard Initiative for sponsoring this event.  Program We have an impressive program this year, with presentations from small companies to large brand manufacturers showcasing the latest innovation in renewable aromatics. A panel of experts will discuss the impact of scaling up the production of bio-aromatics on the global chemical industry - a conversation you won't want to miss!  The program on Thursday, 28 November 2019 includes: presentations by industry thought leaders such as Kaneka, Bloom Biorenewables and Lawter; in-depth information on the progress that Biorizon has made in the technology development of functionalized biobased aromatics: 3 industry presentations by Biorizon partners; pre-arranged bilateral matchmaking sessions to discuss opportunities to collaborate. Furthermore, there will be a substantial amount of time to talk to companies, stakeholders and researchers in an informal setting. Registration This event is open to all companies that represent the bio-aromatics value chain (agro/feedstock, producer, end user, brand owner). If you represent such a company, you are cordially invited to participate. Other stakeholders (technology/service/knowledge, government, other) can also apply for a seat at this exclusive event.  Due to limited space we urge you to register as soon as possible. We will formally confirm participation by the end of October. This event is free of charge, however a no show / late cancellation fee applies. Please register today via: https://biorizon-annual-event-2019.b2match.io/ We hope to see you in Antwerp!

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06-02-2020 - 07-02-2020 /
Düsseldorf, Germany

CLIB International Conference 2020 | Biotechnology: Building foundations for future generations

Shared Research Center Biorizon will be giving a presentation at the "CLIB International Conference 2020 | Biotechnology: Building foundations for future generations". Since 2009, the CLIB International Conference is the meeting place for the industrial biotechnology community. Being the first bioeconomy symposium of the year, it brings together international experts from all over the world in Düsseldorf, Germany. The first day of the conference will take up the two megatrends of digitisation and accessing alternative protein sources through biotechnology to nourish the fast-growing world population. Furthermore, an interdisciplinary panel discussion will cover the topic public perception of bioeconomy, asking the question if we are still fighting a battle already lost. The second conference day will address three areas with high relevance to the bioeconomy: future bioeconomy education programmes and their requirements, the biotechnological utilization of CO2, as well as the application of aromatics from lignin especially in the growing adhesives market.

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