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03-12-2020

7th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-Aromatics: Webinar on Demand

A record number of more than 300 participants from 29 nationalities, a live webinar broadcast, 3 breakout sessions and numerous matchmaking sessions. Our 7th Annual Event on Bio-Aromatics - and our first virtual edition - was well-received. For those of you who want to (re)watch the webinar, our animation video or the three horizon movies that show our facilities, we've included these below. We sincerely hope next year we will be able to meet you in person and raise glasses. In the meantime we invite you to join our community.

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12-11-2020

TNO officially launches Biorizon spin-off Relement in presence of Dutch State Secretary

TNO’s 25th spin-off company, Relement, was announced during a digital working visit by Mona Keijzer, State Secretary for the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK). Biorizon spin-off Relement creates chemical building blocks based on bio-residuals instead of oil, thereby helping to make the chemical industry more sustainable.

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30-10-2020

Relement BV introduces bio-aromatics to the market

Relement BV was founded in Bergen op Zoom in the quiet of summer this year: the first company to focus on the commercial production and marketing of bio-aromatics developed under the Biorizon programme. Relement was founded by and is a spin-off of TNO, the developer of this specific bio-aromatics technology within the Biorizon programme.

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08-10-2020

TNO brings PYRENA-PYPO pyrolysis equipment to Green Chemistry Campus’ demo facility

There it is! The long-awaited PYRENA-PYPO installation has arrived at Biorizon's headquarters at the Green Chemistry Campus in Bergen op Zoom. With this highly advanced pyrolysis equipment, TNO's Energy Transition Unit will produce samples of bio-aromatics that will be tested in applications such as bitumen, rubber, marine fuels and resins.

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02-10-2020

Unique Lignin Oligomers for the Design of Tunable Polyurethane Bioresins

Biorizon co-initiator VITO has made considerable progress in the use of depolymerized lignin for application development. A recent scientific publication in ACS' Biomacromolecules shows that aldehyde-assisted fractionation (AAF) of lignocellulosic biomass, a defined process to depolymerize lignin from lignocellulosic feedstock, can be used for the creation of sustainable polyurethane with premium properties. Now, VITO will be able to process large amounts of lignin into depolymerized oil via their LignoValue Pilot Plant by the end of 2021.

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02-10-2020

Biorizon Annual Event 2020: The Virtual Edition

Please register for Biorizon's 7th Annual Event on Bio-Aromatics: 3 December. Over the past years, this event has developed itself into a 'must visit' event for anyone who's interested in renewable aromatics. Last edition attracted 156 participants from 14 countries that engaged in 180 matchmaking sessions and valued the event with an 8.3. Due to COVID-19 we decided to host this year's event online. By popular demand, we will still arrange virtual matchmaking sessions that can be scheduled as from now.

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