Projects

Shared Research Center Biorizon works on the technology development of renewable aromatics with partners form the industry, universitites and applied research organisations. Please find an overview of the projects that we are currently working on below.


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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01-05-2017 - 30-04-2021 /
Mol, Belgium

LigniOx: Lignin oxidation technology for versatile lignin dispersants

LigniOx: Lignin oxidation technology for versatile lignin dispersants

Biorizon co-initiator is partner in a new project, called LigniOx: Lignin oxidation technology for versatile lignin dispersants. The aim of the LigniOx Innovation Action is to demonstrate the techno-economic viability of alkali-O2 oxidation technology (LigniOx) for the conversion of variable lignin-rich side-streams into versatile dispersants, and especially high-performance concrete and mortar plasticizers.

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01-01-2017 - 31-12-2019 /
The Netherlands

E4BioFRAME

E4BioFRAME

The TKI-toeslag project E4BioFRAME (BBE-1706) is a 24-month project which started in January 2017. Apollo Global R&D, Dura Vermeer Infrastructuur and Progression-Industry strive for replacing (part of) the fossil fuel usage in their products by renewable substitutes, e.g. based on lignin-rich residues (e.g. from paper and pulp industry and woody/grassy biomass streams). By pyrolyzing the lignin-rich residues, oils and char can be obtained that can either be used as additive or as substitute for fossil fuel based materials. ECN, part of TNO has extensive knowledge of pyrolysis as well as having several facilities for conducting pyrolysis experiments.

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Featured01-03-2016 - 31-03-2019 /
Netherlands & Flanders, Belgium

Biorizon Innovation and Upscaling of Renewable Aromatics Technology (BIO-HArT)

Biorizon Innovation and Upscaling of Renewable Aromatics Technology (BIO-HArT)

For the next 3 years 10 partners will work on the scaling up of technology for the production of aromatics from biomass in the cross-border BIO-HArT-project. By the end of 2018 this must result in functioning bench scale demonstrators that can produce samples for the industry on a kilogram scale. Besides that, the processes for the production of bio-aromatics will be optimized further.

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01-01-2016 - 31-12-2020 /
Netherlands & Flanders, Belgium

Sugars, Celluloses and Lignin Scaling up towards BioBased Building Blocks (SCeLiO-4B)

Sugars, Celluloses and Lignin Scaling up towards BioBased Building Blocks (SCeLiO-4B)

This collaborative project in the framework of OP-Zuid is focused on the development of thriving campuses and accompanying key-infrastructure for the conversion of biomass to aromatics. Infrastructure and process equipment will be realized in this project, to facilitate and accelerate R&D activities in this and other Biorizon projects. In addition, research will be carried out on the depolymerization of lignin and on the use of furfural and HMF as platform chemicals toward drop-in chemicals and compounds with new functionality.

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04-01-2015 - 30-04-2019 /
Flanders, Belgium

Biorefinery of entire plant biomass to aromaticsĀ (ARBOREF)

Biorefinery of entire plant biomass to aromaticsĀ (ARBOREF)

The project ‘Biorefinery of entire plant biomass to aromatics (ARBOREF)’ aims at the production of aromatics. The focus lies on both new and drop-in molecules of industrial interest, within a novel ‘lignin-first’ biorefinery technology that is capable of converting entire lignocellulosic biomass feedstock into a soluble phenolic fraction and a solid carbohydrate pulp fraction. The project includes full valorization of both fractions to the aromatic chemicals in an atomic efficient manner via fermentative and chemical synthesis pathways.

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This project is made possible by a contribution from the European
Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the framework of OP-Zuid.

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