Projects

Thanks to Biorizon’s high-quality facilities, specialized knowledge, years of experience and the successful involvement of the entire bio-aromatics value chain, we manage to produce bio-aromatics continuously (on a kg/h scale). We are currently validating our continuous processes and working with industry partners toward the next stage: demonstration. This makes Shared Research Center Biorizon the most advanced and valued research program in sustainable bio-aromatics worldwide. We offer the chemical industry an excellent platform to make the transition to a circular bio-economy.

Do you want to contribute to our mission to enable commercial production of bio-aromatics by 2025? Come and join us! Take a look at the Biorizon projects for inspiration, and reach out to our business development managers for more information.


03-05-2021 /
Green Chemistry Campus - Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands

BAroC: Bio-Aromatic Conceptual Factory

BAroC: Bio-Aromatic Conceptual Factory

Biorizon spin-off Relement started in May 2021 with the creation of a conceptual process design of the best commercial production route to bio-aromatics MPA and HMA. This conceptual design will be made in a consortium with Biorizon co-initiator TNO, Circular Biobased Delta and Catalok, funded by Topsector Energiesubsidie from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

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01-01-2021 - 31-12-2021 /
Green Chemistry Campus

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

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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01-01-2020 - 31-12-2022 /
Flanders, Belgium

PILLAR: Towards unique pilot infrastructure for catalytic processing of wood and lignin

PILLAR: Towards unique pilot infrastructure for catalytic processing of wood and lignin

Biorizon co-initiator VITO is partner in the PILLAR project that aims to realise a unique pilot infrastructure platform. This platform for innovative catalytic biorefinery of lignin, wood and by extension any lignocellulosic material, will produce functional biobased aromatics. PILLAR provides technological and economic proof-of-concept data and paves the way towards an industrial scale catalytic biorefinery that transforms biomass into competitive chemicals and materials, resulting in a significant CO2 capture.

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01-11-2019 - 31-10-2022 /
Green Chemistry Campus

ZCORE Project: Seaweed Residues for Superior Bio-Coatings

In the ZCORE project, 6 partners have joined forces to demonstrate that seaweed residues can be utilized for the production of biobased coatings (paints) with superior application properties. 

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14-02-2019 - 31-12-2021

Doing more with lignin

Doing more with lignin

A Dutch consortium led by Vertoro investigates 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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01-01-2018 - 30-10-2020 /
Alkmaar, The Netherlands

Black Birds: combined thermochemical and catalytic processing adapted for the production of high-value products and energy from lignin

Black Birds: combined thermochemical and catalytic processing adapted for the production of high-value products and energy from lignin

Black Birds is a Dutch TKI project that considers low-temperature gasification for the valorization of lignin residues from biomass fractionation processes. High-value compounds like bio-ethylene and bio-aromatics are harvested from the product gas instead of being just converted in syngas by using novel co-production technologies (adsorption, absorption, and catalytic conversion). Gasification thus becomes a ‘thermochemical biorefinery’. The combined application of low-value biomass and co-production schemes eventually results in a reduction of the production cost of green gas and biofuels.

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