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
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Cargill Biotechnology R&D
IAR
Bridgestone
Biobased Delta
Neste Oil
Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research
Attero
Klueber
Beckers
Bioprocess Pilot Facility (BPF)
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Bioindustrial Innovation Canada
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OPE Group
cardolite
Chemelot Campus
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LEGO System A/S
DSM Coating Resins
Allbys Bioresource Industries
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Ministry of Economic Affairs
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Green Chemistry Network
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Worlée Chemie
Royal HaskoningDHV
Refined BioProducts LLC
GREENVALUE ENTERPRISES LLC
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Biorizon News

17-01-2022

Bright Coatings Project: Pre-commercial demonstration of bio-aromatic MPA in a 100% sustainable alkyd coating

Biorizon’s spin-off company Relement is coordinator of the recently started Bright Coatings project. Biorizon co-initiator TNO participates as well. Objective of the project is the realization of a pre-commercial demonstration for the production and application of the ‘missing-link’ in a 100% sustainable alkyd coating application: the biobased aromatic MPA, based on locally available starting materials.

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11-01-2022

VIABLE project: manufacturing bio-based epoxy resins by partially replacing BPA with lignin biomass

Biorizon co-initiator VITO coordinates the new LIFE VIABLE project that stands for ‘Valorization of lignin bIomass into competitive components grAdually replacing BPA in the formuLation of Epoxy resins’. The project aims to improve the sustainability and the environmental impact of epoxy resins manufacture by lowering the BPA content in the formulation of epoxy resins by 20 to 50%. 

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03-12-2021

Event Report: Scaling up bio-aromatics research and application development with the industry

It was supposed to be a physical meeting place, but the 8th Biorizon Annual Event in Rotterdam turned out differently than expected. In front of 300 online followers, but in an empty conference room, the Biorizon team (and a speaker from LEGO) presented the progress in developing value chains for bio-aromatics. This development is progressing well.

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30-11-2021

10 Calls for Participation!

Biorizon Shared Research Center has recently launched 10 calls for participation.

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Biorizon Agenda

02-02-2022 - 03-02-2022 /
Helsinki, Finland

Lignofuels 2022

Biorizon's Roel Vleeschouwers will be giving a presentation during Lignofuels 2022.

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08-02-2022 /
Online

[DUTCH] Biorizon Webinar - Week van de Circulaire Economie: superieure verf, lijm & rubber met bio-aromaten

Tijdens de Week van de Circulaire Economie geeft Biorizon directeur Joop Groen op dinsdag 8 februari in een interactief webinar met onder meer een animatiefilm en drie video’s een kijkje in de keuken van de ontwikkeling van bio-aromaten. Een unieke kans om in een uur kennis te maken met de mogelijkheden voor de verduurzaming van producten als verf, lijm, rubber en plastic. Kostenloos aanmelden kan hier. 

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15-03-2022 - 17-03-2022 /
Lille, France

BIOKET 2022

On March 16th 16h30-18h15 Biorizon's Sugar Horizon Manager Paul Könst will be giving a pitch entitled 'Biorizon bio-aromatics – Platform established, time for impact' during BIOKET 2022.

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