New Project: Bio-Aromatics4Coatings

Biorizon co-initiator TNO develops technology to convert furans into functional bio-aromatics. Recently a new project named Bio-Aromatics4Coatings started with a focus on coating application. Within Bio-Aromatics4Coatings project coordinator TNO is collaborating with several key companies in the coatings supply chain to evaluate bio-MPA.

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Call for Participation: Biobased Phthalic Anhydride

Currently Biorizon co-initiator TNO is looking for partners that are interested in the development of biobased phthalic anhydride (PA): a key feedstock for plasticizers, as well as unsaturated polyester and alkyd resins. In specific response to the wish of industry to develop biobased coatings, this project will be aimed at improving and expanding the scientific knowledge base to enable the scale up of biobased PA production and contribute to the development of a sustainable chemical industry.

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6th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-Aromatics: Scaling Up Research

On November 27 and 28 2019 Shared Research Center Biorizon will host its 6th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-aromatics in Antwerp. Large industry players, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME's) and Research and Technology Organisations (RTO's) from all over the world 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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Biorizon Presents Virtual Reality Model of its Biomass to Bio-aromatics Lab at the Green Chemistry Campus

Biorizon presents a virtual reality model of TNO's biomass to bio-aromatics lab in the demo facility of the Green Chemistry Campus in Bergen op Zoom. By ‘walking through’ the model and by clicking on the hot spots you get detailed information about the continuous flow Diels-Alder skid, condensation skid, biphasic reactor & 20l batch reactor. A unique experience!

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Dutch Government Invests in Upscaling of Biorizon Research at Green Chemistry Campus

It was recently announced that 130 million euro is being invested in the Dutch Central- and West-Brabant region, 10 million of which contributed by the Dutch government. This is the result of the ‘Central- and West-Brabant Makes and Moves Regional Deal’. One of the 17 projects of the Deal is ‘Knowledge in the Biobased Economy’ project initiated by Shared Research Center Biorizon.

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Vacancy: Postdoc Lignin-Derived Polymers Program

Biorizon co-initiator VITO is looking to recruit one PhD graduate for a 2 years postdoctoral position to work in their lignin-derived polymers program at the Green Chemistry Campus in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands.

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