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11-10-2021

Fruitful collaboration between Biorizon co-initiator VITO & Avans students at Green Chemistry Campus

Biorizon co-initiator VITO and Avans University of Applied Sciences have been working together at the Green Chemistry Campus since the end of 2018. There, they jointly offer internships around research on valorising lignin - the substance that gives sturdiness to plants - in biopolymers for innovative applications. The thirteenth student is now doing an internship at the Campus, and since 1 June Sandra Corderí Gándara of VITO has been working at the Campus to run the VITO lab and supervise students.

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05-10-2021

LIGNICOAT project: Sustainable COATings based on LIGNIn resins and bio-additives with improved fire, corrosion and biological resistance

Biorizon co-initiator VITO is partner in the LIGNICOAT project that aims to demonstrate technical and economic feasibility of the use of lignin as raw material to produce bio-resins for different applications in the field of functional coatings.

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06-09-2021

Green Chemistry publication: Furoic acid and derivatives as atypical dienes in Diels–Alder reactions

We are proud that - once again – a collaborative research effort involving Biorizon’s lead scientists Marc Crockatt and Dr. Jan Kees van der Waal was recently published in the leading scientific journal Green Chemistry. The Bruijnincx group at Utrecht University and Biorizon co-initiator TNO have developed an efficient furan Diels–Alder cycloaddition reaction, which has the potential to become an important tool in green chemistry, being central to the sustainable synthesis of many chemical building blocks.

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23-07-2021

PILLAR: Towards unique pilot infrastructure for catalytic processing of wood and lignin

Biorizon co-initiator VITO is partner in the PILLAR project that aims to realise a unique pilot infrastructure platform. This platform for innovative catalytic biorefinery of lignin, wood and by extension any lignocellulosic material, will produce functional biobased aromatics. PILLAR provides technological and economic proof-of-concept data and paves the way towards an industrial scale catalytic biorefinery that transforms biomass into competitive chemicals and materials, resulting in a significant CO2 capture.

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24-06-2021

BAroC project started: Bio-Aromatic Conceptual Factory

Biorizon spin-off Relement started in May 2021 with the creation of a conceptual process design of the best commercial production route to bio-aromatics MPA and HMA. This conceptual design will be made in a consortium with Biorizon co-initiator TNO, Circular Biobased Delta and Catalok, funded by Topsector Energiesubsidie from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

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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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