Participation Calls

19-11-2021 - 31-12-2023 /
Green Chemistry Campus, Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands

Call for Participation: Development of Bio-Phenol and Related Derivatives

Biorizon co-initiator TNO is looking for partners that are interested in the development of bio-phenol, bio-benzaldehyde, bio-benzoic acid, bio-aniline and other related aromatic building blocks. TNO has established platform technologies that provide efficient routes towards these bio-aromatic building blocks, starting from residual hemicellulose.

In specific response to the wish of industry to become sustainable, the envisioned project will be aimed at improving and expanding the scientific knowledge base to enable the scale-up of bio-phenol and related derivatives. Thereby, contributing to the development of a sustainable chemical industry and lowering the CO2-footprint.

Call for Partners

We are looking for the following partners:

  • Chemical manufacturers that would like to collaborate on technology development and the production of bio-phenol, bio-benzaldehyde, bio-benzoic acid, bio-aniline and other related aromatic building blocks;
  • Manufacturers of applications that would benefit from these building blocks (e.g. polycarbonates and insulation materials) and would like to contribute to the development of bio-aromatics;
  • Other relevant partners like RTO’s or public entities that contribute to technology development.

The pathway that will be developed within the envisioned project has the potential to become the most cost-efficient route towards biobased bio-benzaldehyde, bio-benzoic acid, bio-aniline and other related derivatives. Partners of this project will have the opportunity to be involved from an early stage of this promising development, including the benefits of sharing knowledge and being at the forefront of application and commercial developments.

More information

Do you want to learn more about what Biorizon co-initiator TNO has to offer, bilateral or in a consortium? Let’s talk! For more information, please contact Paul Könst via or +31 (0)6 25 04 13 79 to discuss how your organization could benefit from participating in Biorizon Shared Research Center.  

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