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.


01-04-2019 - 31-08-2020

Bio-Aromatics4Coatings

Bio-Aromatics4Coatings

Bio-Aromatics4Coatings is a TKI-BBEG Dutch funded project with a focus on coating application. Project coordinator and Biorizon co-initiator TNO is collaborating with several key companies in the coatings supply chain to evaluate biobased 3-methylphthalic anhydride, called bio-MPA.

Read more

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.

Read more

01-01-2018 - 31-12-2019

CALIBRA (CAscading LIgnin BioRefinery Approach)

CALIBRA (CAscading LIgnin BioRefinery Approach)

In the collaborative project CALIBRA (CAscading LIgnin BioRefinery Approach) we aim to deploy and scale up a cost effective valorization route for lignin residues towards valuable chemicals such as sulfur free biobased marine fuels, high quality bitumen additives and phenolic compounds e.g. for bioplastics.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

Biorizon is powered by

TNO
Vito
ECN
Green Chemistry Campus

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

Op Zuid