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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Biomass to Bio-aromatics Lab

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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
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
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.
Gnin Technology Co., Ltd
Catalisti (FISCH)
Phytowelt GreenTechnologies GmbH
SOLVAY
Neoliquid
enGenes Biotech GmbH
CLIB2021
Netse Jacobs
TMC Chemical
Newfoss
CARTIF
Midwaste
OmniExtract
Smit&zoon;
Paper Province
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

Biorizon News

20-02-2020

Biorizon featured in Chemical and Engineering News

"Investor and manufacturer interest around bioaromatics is building." Journalist Alex Scott comes to this conclusion in the latest edition of Chemical & Engineering News of the American Chemical Society. The article entitled 'Investors chase sustainable aromatics - Processes using lignin, sugar, plastic waste, and more are moving out of the lab' features Biorizon's chairman of the advisory board Ludo Diels and several Biorizon community members, such as Bloom Biorenewables, BioBTX, Kaneka, and Avantium.

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10-12-2019

Event Report: Biorizon Forging Ahead with Bio-Aromatics Upscaling

With over 150 visitors, the annual event of Shared Research Center Biorizon at the end of November was well-visited. The bio-aromatics event highlighted the upscaling efforts currently underway in the three research directions or ‘horizons’: the production of bio-aromatics from sugars, lignin and biomass residual flows (via pyrolysis and gasification).

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07-11-2019

Call for Participation: LignoValue Pilot

Biorizon co-initiator VITO, VMH 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. Currently they are looking for companies/venture capitalists that want to participate and/or invest.

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07-11-2019

Last Call > 6th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-Aromatics

On November 27 and 28, Biorizon will host its 6th Annual Event in Antwerp. At this point, more than 140 participants have already registered, among whom representatives of P&G, Covestro, Clariant, SABIC, Huntsman, Solvay, Bloom Biorenewables, COSUN and AVA Biochem AG. Will you join too?

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Biorizon Agenda

10-03-2020 - 12-03-2020 /
Lille, France

BIOKET 2020

Biorizon's Karolien Vanbroekhoven will be speaking at the BIOKET conference in Lille, France. In the context of Industry 4.0, the circular economy and the need for an optimal valorization of renewable resources, the BIOKET (bioeconomy key enabling technologies) conference, organized by IAR – the French Bioeconomy Cluster, is dedicated to bio-based solutions and processes, tackling technological, economic and environmental challenges of the Bioeconomy, will focus on innovation in processes for biomass conversion using emerging technologies, minimizing waste production and optimizing economics of the overall OPEX.

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24-03-2020 - 26-03-2020 /
Stockholm, Sweden

9th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference

March 24 - 26 Biorizon will be participating in the 9th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference in Stcokholm, Sweden. 

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16-04-2020 /
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands

Natural Fibertastic 2020

April 16 Biorizon will be present at Natural Fibertastic 2020 in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands.

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27-04-2020 - 30-04-2020 /
Marseille, France

28th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE)

April 27 - 30 Biorizon will be present at the 28th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) in Marseille, France.

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