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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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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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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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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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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Exclusive: Lignin as Antioxidant - A Review

Biorizon co-initiator VITO provides exclusive access to a review of 'lignin as an antioxidant' that has not been published before. Adding lignin-based molecules to polymers increases the antioxidant activity of the blend without negatively affecting the mechanical properties of the product.

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