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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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

ECN part of TNO
Green Chemistry Campus
Cargill Biotechnology R&D
Biobased Delta
Neste Oil
Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research
Bioprocess Pilot Facility (BPF)
Bioindustrial Innovation Canada
Nimaro Ageno Consult
Agro & Chemie
OPE Group
Chemelot Campus
LEGO System A/S
DSM Coating Resins
Allbys Bioresource Industries
Wood K plus
Bleko Chemie B.V.
AEB Amsterdam
University College London
Ministry of Economic Affairs
Progression Industry BV
Avantium Chemicals
Green Chemicals Blog
Fraunhofer CBP
Johnson Matthey
BOM Brabant Development Agency
Swissaustral Biotech SA
Green Chemistry Network
Worlée Chemie
Royal HaskoningDHV
Refined BioProducts LLC
Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy
Avans University of Applied Science
BiCHEM Technology BV
AVA-CO2 Schweiz AG
Chemelot InSciTe
Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency
Gemeente Bergen op Zoom
Penn State University
North European Oil Trade Oy
Matharu Fertilizers & Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
Bumaga BV
Shanks Wood Products
Celignis Analytical
sappi Lanaken
Ajinomoto OmniChem NV
BOB Sharing Srl
KU Leuven
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
University of Antwerp
Universiteit Maastricht
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
Mutsaerts International
Vereniging Afvalbedrijven / Dutch Waste Management Association
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.
EcoPlanet Bamboo
Pantanova BV
ChainCraft B.V.

Biorizon News


Please meet Biorizon’s new sr. business developer: Roger Blokland

In addition to the Biorizon team Roger Blokland started October 1st as a sr. business developer. Roger: "Foremost I am very motivated by helping to realize a sustainable chemical Industry and the ability to make a positive contribution to a fully renewable and sustainable society through the impact of my work. I really enjoy working in this complicated, cutting edge scientific landscape and at the same time manage the overall Biorizon business goals and creating a win-win for all our stakeholders."

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5th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-aromatics: Event registration is now open

Come and celebrate Biorizon's 5th Anniversary and get informed on the latest progress in the field of biobased aromatics! On November 14 and 15 2018 Shared Research Center Biorizon will host its 5th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-aromatics in the beautiful city of 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.

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LignoValue Pilot launched: Flanders first and only pilot line of bio-aromatics from lignin/wood

Recently, Biorizon co-initiator VITO and partners have launched the EFRO LignoValue Pilot project. By Q1 2021, this € 4.3 million project must result in a functioning pilot line in Flanders for the production of bio-aromatics from lignin/wood.

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Vacancy: Director Shared Research Center Biorizon

For its Shared Research Center, based in Bergen op Zoom, Biorizon is looking for a Director to coordinate the realization of the Biorizon ambitions in the field of biobased aromatics.

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Biorizon Agenda

14-11-2018 - 15-11-2018 /
Den Bosch, The Netherlands

5th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-aromatics

Come and celebrate Biorizon's 5th Anniversary and get informed on the latest progress in the field of biobased aromatics! On November 14 and 15 2018 Shared Research Center Biorizon will host its 5th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-aromatics in the beautiful city of 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Large industry players, SME's and RTO's from all over Europe 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. Impressive 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 bio-aromatics on the global chemical industry - a conversation you won't want to miss! Open to all companies that represent the bio-aromatics value chain Contrary to the last four editions, we decided to celebrate our 5th anniversary with an event that is open to all companies that represent the bio-aromatics value chain (agro/feedstock, producer, consumer, 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. To ensure a good balance between participants and thus facilitate effective networking during the matchmaking sessions we will manually evaluate each application. Biorizon would like to thank Covestro, Biopen & Vanguard for sponsoring this event. More info & registration: We hope to see you in Den Bosch!

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07-11-2018 - 08-11-2018 /
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

17th World Aromatics and Derivatives Conference

November 7 2018 15:30 - 16:10 Biorizon's Monique Wekking will be giving a presentation entitled "Production of bio-aromatics ready for scale-up" at the 17th World Aromatics and Derivatives Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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05-12-2018 /
Mol, Flanders

Biobased Materials for Coatings & Inks

On December 5th, Biorizon co-initiator VITO hosts an event entitled 'Biobased Materials for Coatings & Inks'. Program 10:00 registration                                                                                                                  10:30 presentations:       Jacco van Haveren, Wageningen University and Research - Biobased building blocks and resins for coatings Tijs Nabuurs & Maud Kastelijn (DSM) Monique Wekking, Senior Business Development Manager TNO/Biorizon (sugar based bioaromatics) - Biorizon scaling up functionalized biobased aromatics for increased performance  Richard Vendamme, Senior Biopolymer expert, VITO/Biorizon (lignin based bioaromatics) 13:00 lunch 14: 00 lab visits at VITO 15 :30 end Registration Please register here. 

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01-04-2019 - 03-04-2019 /
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

World Bio Markets 2019

Biorizon will be present at World Bio Markets 2019. 

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