Biorizon scientists publish novel, efficient routes toward bio-aromatics in Angewandte Chemie & Green Chemistry

We are proud that research by Biorizon’s lead scientist Marc Crockatt was recently published in the leading journals Angewandte Chemie and, together with Biorizon’s senior scientist Dr. Jan Kees van der Waal, Green Chemistry. Biorizon co-initiator TNO and Utrecht University have developed a more efficient way to convert biomass into industrially important bio-aromatics. Furthermore, they have demonstrated, for the first time, that furfural can be directly converted to bio-aromatics.

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Chemicals from lignin and lignin oils: a tool for effective downstream processing

Do you wish to obtain specific properties from lignin to apply this renewable feedstock in applications such as coatings, adhesives or insulation foam? Or are you a lignin provider that struggles to find a suitable application because your lignin does not possess the right properties? Biorizon co-initiator VITO launches a tool for effective downstream processing of lignin and derived oils that is specifically designed to help you to overcome these challenges.

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Study: substantial CO2-reduction by Biorizon’s bio-based 3-methylphthalic anhydride

A new study by CE Delft, commissioned by Circular Biobased Delta, states that as from 2027 Biorizon is capable of reducing 94 kt CO2-eq. per year by replacing fossil phthalic anhydride with renewable aromatics. Biorizon’s sugar horizon is one of the 21 projects in this study which states that in 2030 a yearly CO2-reduction of 5,4 million ton CO2-eq by bio-circular projects in the Dutch Delta Region is feasible.

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Biorizon investigates how an application center can accelerate market introduction of bio-aromatics

Biorizon Shared Research Center, located at the Green Chemistry Campus, is working on a business plan for an application center for bio-aromatics. This project is co-financed with a grant from the Dutch Research & Development Fund of Region West-Brabant. Bio-aromatics, which Biorizon develops, are essential for realizing a circular bio-economy and reducing the carbon footprint.

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Biorizon consortium creates bio-MPA-based alkyd coating that exceeds fossil counterpart in terms of performance, sustainability and resource efficiency

Biorizon’s Bio-Aromatics4Coatings (BA4C) consortium succeeded to develop bio-MPA-based alkyd coatings that exceed fossil PA-based coatings in terms of performance, sustainability and resource efficiency. Bio-MPA is expected to be produced at a price in the same order of magnitude as fossil PA. After the successful demonstration of bio-MPA at kg-scale, the consortium will further scale-up bio-MPA production and its application in coatings to (sub)industrial scale.

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ZCORE Call for Participation: Bio-Aromatic Sample Evaluation and Seaweed Bio-Refinery

Biorizon's ZCORE project partners are looking for companies that are willing to test bio-aromatic samples in resins or coatings and/or to jointly assess the feasibility to industrialize seaweed bio-refinery concepts and commercialize the product streams.

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