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

TNO
VITO
ECN part of TNO
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
Hexion
Matharu Fertilizers & Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
Bumaga BV
Shanks Wood Products
Celignis Analytical
SYNGULON
sappi Lanaken
Ajinomoto OmniChem NV
Hezelburcht
BOB Sharing Srl
KU Leuven
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
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.

Biorizon News

29-08-2018

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. 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.

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18-07-2018

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. The pilot meets the needs of various companies that have expressed an interest in innovative molecules and a willingness to carry out application testing.

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17-07-2018

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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05-07-2018

ALIGN project launched: developing bio-aromatics from lignin

Recently Biorizon co-initiator VITO and partners have launched the ALIGN project that aims to develop Aromatics from LIGNin. Phenolic resins will be applied for the production of high-pressure-laminates as well as natural vanillin for food and beverages. For the next three years, eight project partners led by coordinator CLIB2021 will work together. The Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) holds out the prospect of funding the German project partners with 1.4 mio. EUR.

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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: https://biorizon-annual-event.b2match.io/ We hope to see you in Den Bosch!

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27-09-2018 - 28-09-2018 /
Torino, Italy

International Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy 2018

On September 27th 16:00 - 16:15 Biorizon will be speaking at the International Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy 2018 in Torino. The presentation by Biorizon's Karolien VanBroekhoven is entitled "Joining forces to enable commercial production of functionalized biobased aromatics:  shared research centre Biorizon".

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02-10-2018 - 03-10-2018 /
Horst, The Netherlands

3rd Annual Meeting InSciTe

Biorizon will be present at the 3rd Annual Meeting of InSciTe.

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16-10-2018 - 18-10-2018 /
Toulouse, France

EFIB 2018

Biorizon will be present at the EFIB conference in Toulouse, France. 

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