Biorizon featured in Chemical and Engineering News

"Investor and manufacturer interest around bioaromatics is building." Journalist Alex Scott comes to this conclusion in the latest edition of Chemical & Engineering News of the American Chemical Society.

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Event Report: Biorizon Forging Ahead with Bio-Aromatics Upscaling

With over 150 visitors, the annual event of Shared Research Center Biorizon at the end of November was well-visited. The bio-aromatics event highlighted the upscaling efforts currently underway in the three research directions or ‘horizons’: the production of bio-aromatics from sugars, lignin and biomass residual flows (via pyrolysis and gasification).

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Call for Participation: LignoValue Pilot

Biorizon co-initiator VITO, VMH and Worley Belgium have joined forces for the design and construction of a continuous pilot plant for the depolymerization of lignin into innovative biobased aromatics in Flanders. Currently they are looking for companies/venture capitalists that want to participate and/or invest.

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Last Call > 6th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-Aromatics

On November 27 and 28, Biorizon will host its 6th Annual Event in Antwerp. At this point, more than 140 participants have already registered, among whom representatives of P&G, Covestro, Clariant, SABIC, Huntsman, Solvay, Bloom Biorenewables, COSUN and AVA Biochem AG. Will you join too?

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New Project: ‘Doing More With Lignin’

A Dutch consortium led by Vertoro has been granted €1.2 million to investigate the potential of crude lignin oil as a platform for sustainable chemicals and materials. Biorizon co-initiator VITO is one of the consortium partners.

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New Project: Bio-Aromatics4Coatings

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

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