10th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-Aromatics: Webinar on Demand

Did you miss our annual event or do you want to watch it again? Please watch our webinar in demand.

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Dutch public-private sponsored project AROMATICS kicks-off

Fourteen partners join forces in the AROMATICS project, which stands for Aromatic Renewables as an Opportunity for Materials with Improved Circularity and Sustainability. They aim to reduce the dependence of the existing value chain on fossil-derived aromatic chemicals; from the chemical industry up to brand owners. The project partners will accomplish this by developing processes to produce aromatics from renewable feedstock. This 3-year project is performed with MOOI-funding from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate.

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Cross-border BIO-CAPPP project started: working together on building blocks for sustainable products with premium properties

In June 2023, six partners from Flanders and the Netherlands started the BIO-CAPPP project. Over the next 3 years, together with companies, experts and students, they will develop sustainable chemical building blocks and apply them in products for the construction and textile sectors, among others. The application of these bio-aromatics not only makes the products more sustainable, but also provides premium properties. In this way, BIO-CAPPP contributes to the transition to a circular economy. The project has a total budget of €4.3 million and is co-funded by Interreg Flanders-Netherlands, the provinces of Antwerp, East-Flanders and North Brabant and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.

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PROMIS Project: sustainable PROduction of bio-based Multi-reactive ISocyanates

PROMIS will help the chemicals and materials industries in the production of more sustainable polyurethanes (PUs). Using inventive organic chemistry and catalysis, novel bio-based PU building blocks, called isocyanates, will be designed. As a result, current challenges in polyurethane industry will be addressed through closely interlinked valorisation goals.

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DELICARE Project: DEpolymerisation of hydrolysis LIgnin for Conversion to Acrylic REsins

The DELICARE project maximally exploits the potential of hydrolysis lignin (HL) as a sustainable source of reactive bio-aromatic compounds. Using a catalytic depolymerization we target applications in acrylic resins. DELICARE will link upstream HL producers and downstream acrylic resins and polymer stakeholders, resulting in an optimized value chain, new economic opportunities and new synergetic partnerships.

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Publication: Elucidating the effect of the physicochemical properties of organosolv lignins on its solubility and reductive catalytic depolymerization

Lignin, a bio-aromatic polymer with immense potential to replace petroleum for fuels, chemicals, and materials. One main obstacle to its full industrial exploitation is its complex structural variations after isolation from woody biomass. Biorizon co-initiator VITO and KU Leuven recently published a study about a way forward to address this challenge.

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