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
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
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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
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TMC Chemical
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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
Natural Fibre Technologies Ltd
Gooskens Houtgroep
AIJU Technological Institue for Children´s Products and leisure
CNRS - IRCELYON
Melamar
TNO
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
Waste treatment technologies
Senbis Polymer Innovations
shandong mensa new materials co.,ltd
Triple Helix
CoPo Solutions
De Smet Engineers & Contractors
Fat Pig Society
Sol Scientifics
Biorenewables Development Centre
Unilin Insulation
Innovation Nation
BA2C Europe / Latin America
Relement
Sirius Consultancy International
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - FYSC
gm innovation
KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC
Dutch Mountain Trading
2M Group Ltd
Peter Collins Coatings Consultancy Ltd
POLYMERIS
Sirius Consultancy International BV
Nouryon
Spaak Circular Solutions
Bureau Veritas
Andaltec
Andaltec
Andaltec
NIMIR CHEMICALS PAKISTAN LTG
NexantECA
Plant Partner
Monument Chemical
BioChem Europe/Cefic
Thomas More - Radius
Montinutra Ltd.
Baars en Bloemhoff
Westlake Epoxy

Biorizon News

19-01-2023

Biorizon teams up with Kaneka to create hard bio-based coatings based on lignin and MS Polymer

Researchers from Biorizon co-initiator VITO and chemical company Kaneka Belgium joined forces to conduct research to create hard bio-based coatings based on lignin and MS Polymer™ with excellent adhesive properties. This research was published in the Polymers Paint Colour Journal (PPCJ).

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06-12-2022

Decathlon: “Bio-aromatics can make sportswear more sustainable”

Customers of outdoor sports brand Decathlon spend a lot of their time in nature. Sustainability is therefore one of the company's obvious values. “We have a big impact on the environment and take on the responsibility to reduce this. This includes switching to bio-based raw materials produced in a nature-friendly way,” said Mansuy Rocquin, Decathlon's Product & Application Engineer, at the 9th Biorizon event on 1 December.

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17-11-2022

Biorizon teams up with Kaneka to create a sustainable premium polymer

Researchers from Biorizon co-initiator VITO and chemical company Kaneka Belgium joined forces to conduct research to create a lignin-based polymer that outperformed its fossil-based counterpart in terms of thermal stability and UV-blocking properties.

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17-11-2022

Biorizon scientists publish in ChemSusChem on Hydrazine-mediated Diels-Alder Aromatization of Biobased Furfurals

We are proud that Biorizon’s senior scientists Marc Crockatt and Jan Kees van der Waal recently published their work in the leading journal ChemSusChem. The article by Biorizon co-initiator TNO and Dr. Razvan Cioc and Prof. Dr. Pieter Bruijnincx of Utrecht University is entitled “Targeting Valuable Chemical Commodities: Hydrazine-mediated Diels-Alder Aromatization of Biobased Furfurals”. It addresses an alternative, redox-neutral method in which bio-derived furfural is activated as hydrazones prior to DA cycloaddition.

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Biorizon Agenda

01-02-2023 - 02-02-2023 /
Reims, France

Lignocost workshop

Karolien Vanbroekhoven en Viviana Polizzi will be joining the Lignocost workshop in Reims. 

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08-02-2023 - 09-02-2023 /
Helsinki, Finland

Lignofuels 2023

Karolien Vanbroekhoven will be joining the Lignofuels conference in Helsinki. 

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09-02-2023 /
Canada / virtual

BIOFOR Conference

Jaime Gracia Vitoria will be delivering a keynote speech at the BIOFOR Conference. 

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14-02-2023 - 15-02-2023 /
Dusseldorf, Germany

CLIB International Conference 2023 (CIC)

Kelly Servaes will be joining the CLIB International Conference 2023 (CIC) in Dusseldorf.

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