The Profitable Way to Biobased Functionalized Aromatics

Performance & Sustainability

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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Biomass to Bio-aromatics Lab

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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
AIJU Technological Institue for Children´s Products and leisure

Biorizon News

12-11-2020

TNO officially launches Biorizon spin-off Relement in presence of Dutch State Secretary

TNO’s 25th spin-off company, Relement, was announced during a digital working visit by Mona Keijzer, State Secretary for the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK). Biorizon spin-off Relement creates chemical building blocks based on bio-residuals instead of oil, thereby helping to make the chemical industry more sustainable.

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30-10-2020

Relement BV introduces bio-aromatics to the market

Relement BV was founded in Bergen op Zoom in the quiet of summer this year: the first company to focus on the commercial production and marketing of bio-aromatics developed under the Biorizon programme. Relement was founded by and is a spin-off of TNO, the developer of this specific bio-aromatics technology within the Biorizon programme.

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08-10-2020

TNO brings PYRENA-PYPO pyrolysis equipment to Green Chemistry Campus’ demo facility

There it is! The long-awaited PYRENA-PYPO installation has arrived at Biorizon's headquarters at the Green Chemistry Campus in Bergen op Zoom. With this highly advanced pyrolysis equipment, TNO's Energy Transition Unit will produce samples of bio-aromatics that will be tested in applications such as bitumen, rubber, marine fuels and resins.

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02-10-2020

Unique Lignin Oligomers for the Design of Tunable Polyurethane Bioresins

Biorizon co-initiator VITO has made considerable progress in the use of depolymerized lignin for application development. A recent scientific publication in ACS' Biomacromolecules shows that aldehyde-assisted fractionation (AAF) of lignocellulosic biomass, a defined process to depolymerize lignin from lignocellulosic feedstock, can be used for the creation of sustainable polyurethane with premium properties. Now, VITO will be able to process large amounts of lignin into depolymerized oil via their LignoValue Pilot Plant by the end of 2021.

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Biorizon Agenda

30-11-2020 - 03-12-2020 /
Online

European Bioplastics Conference

Having changed to a virtual format for this year, the annual European Bioplastics Conference continues being the world’s leading international business forum for the bioplastics industry. By using the latest state of the art online features, the conference will provide you with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to attain a 360° perspective on the industry, discuss with your global peers, and promote your business. Virtually, the event will allow you to connect to brands, policy makers, academia, and NGO’s from across the bioplastics industry.

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03-12-2020 /
Online

Biorizon Annual Event 2020

Please register for Biorizon's 7th Annual Event on Bio-Aromatics: 3 December. 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 156 participants from 14 countries that engaged in 180 matchmaking sessions and valued the event with an 8.3. Due to COVID-19 we decided to host this year's event online. By popular demand, we will still arrange virtual matchmaking sessions that can be scheduled as from now. Major industrial players, small to medium‑sized enterprises, and research and technology organisations from all over the world will join us online to discuss the latest progress in the field of bio-aromatics and to elaborate on opportunities to accelerate biobased business together. Currently, we are finalizing the program of our plenary 1:30h webinar. It promises to be an interesting, interactive and energetic virtual event. Because we know our community values the matchmaking part where they can meet representatives of the entire bio-aromatic value chain from all over the world, we decided to give you the opportunity to register to the event already and plan virtual matchmaking sessions. We're looking forward to meeting you online. 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. Please join our annual event on 3 December and get the opportunity to book virtual matchmaking sessions!

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