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
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Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
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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
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enGenes Biotech GmbH
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TMC Chemical
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InnoSyn B V
Advanced Biochemical (Thailand)
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Chem4LS Consulting
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CellMark Technology
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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
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Groene Vaert BV
Chemploy
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Aduro Energy Inc.
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Chem4Chem
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Own
Bio-Sep Ltd
allnex
first financing limited
Lombardy Green Chemistry Association
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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
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Melamar
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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
Senbis Polymer Innovations
shandong mensa new materials co.,ltd
Triple Helix
CoPo Solutions
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Biorizon News

10-06-2021

Biorizon spin-off Relement secures first capital investment

Biorizon spin-off Relement has raised its first capital investment from the TTT Smart Industries Fund that is managed by Innovation Industries, a leading deep-tech Venture Capital fund. Relement is uniquely positioned as a manufacturer of ingredients for coatings and materials, for which there is no renewable alternative today. The investment will enable Relement to contract partners for scaling up sample production for customers and strengthen technological development. An important milestone in the realisation of a more sustainable chemical industry.

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22-04-2021

Call for participation: provide hydrolysis lignin to test it in applications

Biorizon co-initiator VITO is looking for companies that own or produce hydrolysis lignin. Together with various scientists, VITO is keen to investigate the potential of this lignin by depolymerizing it and test it in applications, such as polymers, adhesives, coatings or composites.

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20-04-2021

LignoValue Pilot ready to be built: More than 30 interested companies

VITO, PMV and Worley Belgium have joined forces for the design and construction of a continuous pilot plant for the depolymerization of lignin into innovative biobased aromatics in Flanders. In the past months, Zeton has been working on the detailed engineering of this LignoValue Pilot. Most equipment is currently being constructed, enabling the start of the assembly of the pilot next June. More than 30 companies have expressed their interest in the project and the pilot installation.

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04-03-2021

Biorizon scientists publish novel, efficient routes toward bio-aromatics in Angewandte Chemie & Green Chemistry

We are proud that research by Biorizon’s lead scientist Marc Crockatt was recently published in the leading journals Angewandte Chemie and, together with Biorizon’s senior scientist Dr. Jan Kees van der Waal, Green Chemistry. Biorizon co-initiator TNO and Utrecht University have developed a more efficient way to convert biomass into industrially important bio-aromatics. Furthermore, they have demonstrated, for the first time, that furfural can be directly converted to bio-aromatics.

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Biorizon Agenda

23-06-2021 /
online

Biobased Coatings Europe 2021

Roger Blokland, CEO of TNO's Biorizon spin-off Relement will be speaking at Biobased Coatings Europe 2021.

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02-12-2021 /
Virtual

Biorizon Annual Event 2021

Please save the date for Biorizon's 8th Annual Event on Bio-Aromatics: 2 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 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.

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