‘We need more Biorizons’
06:09

‘We need more Biorizons’

“We need more initiatives like Biorizon, if we want to meet our goals of reducing CO2…

Pierre Gielen

Confusion about biodegradability of bioplastics
05:38

Confusion about biodegradability of bioplastics

What is biologically degradable, or biodegradable plastic? Is that the same as compostable? And does this…

Pierre Gielen

Is there any role for private investors in bio-based projects?
09:39

Is there any role for private investors in bio-based projects?

There’s no shortage of cash. That’s what you hear when it comes to financing innovative projects.…

Marjolein Roggen

HemCell: a surprisingly versatile biobased plastic
04:25

HemCell: a surprisingly versatile biobased plastic

The combination of polylactic acid and crushed palm leaf waste results in a biobased and excellent…

Harm Ikink

Boosting the circular bioeconomy helps to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals
05:53

Boosting the circular bioeconomy helps to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals

2015 Seems like a distant memory, especially after all the recent political developments across the globe…

Editorial office

New Sustainability research group in AMIBM
02:38

New Sustainability research group in AMIBM

The Aachen Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) has gained a research group: Sustainability of Biobased…

Pierre Gielen

New facilities for innovation in northern Netherlands
03:30

New facilities for innovation in northern Netherlands

The biobased economy in the north is about to benefit from a number of brand-new innovation…

Pierre Gielen

“Our entire process is already largely circular”
05:42

“Our entire process is already largely circular”

From bioplastics to medicines, from chemical building blocks to fuels and food ingredients; sugar beet is…

Pierre Gielen

Step into the world of elephant grass, with vibers
04:13

Step into the world of elephant grass, with vibers

"Change the script. Join the vibe." The invitation could not be more clear. Use vibers ™…

Harm Ikink

New value chains through interaction between entrepreneurs and scientists
04:57

New value chains through interaction between entrepreneurs and scientists

The Bio Treat Center in Venlo and the Aachen Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials will work…

Pierre Gielen

How patient do we have to be with the biobased economy?
10:10

How patient do we have to be with the biobased economy?

The biobased economy is one of the pillars of our future society. Everyone agrees on that.…

Marjolein Roggen

BIC supports the creation of biobased industry with country reports
03:33

BIC supports the creation of biobased industry with country reports

An active and properly organised European biobased industry is not developing evenly across the continent. The…

Pierre Gielen

Andean Lupin promising crop in Europe
04:26

Andean Lupin promising crop in Europe

On the volcanic ash in Iceland, on mountain slopes in Austria and in the bone-dry, dense…

Pierre Gielen

Let the bio-aromatics shine!
03:44

Let the bio-aromatics shine!

To show the good and relevant results that European subsidies can yield, nine members of the…

Harm Ikink

A better outlook on the opportunities and bottlenecks of the circular economy
04:29

A better outlook on the opportunities and bottlenecks of the circular economy

Seizing opportunities for the circular economy is the idea behind ACCEZ, a new knowledge program of…

Harm Ikink

100% biobased textile not a matter of course
04:09

100% biobased textile not a matter of course

Wool, linen, cotton: the textile industry has traditionally used natural materials. And yet precisely this industry…

Pierre Gielen

Coatings and cosmetics from French sunflowers
02:46

Coatings and cosmetics from French sunflowers

The oleochemical company Oleon from Ertvelde has built a new plant to produce biobased building blocks…

Pierre Gielen

Cumapol builds pilot plant for chemical PET recycling
04:06

Cumapol builds pilot plant for chemical PET recycling

In the Netherlands, PET bottles can be returned to any supermarket, thanks to the bottle deposit…

Pierre Gielen

‘Our research has impact’
06:31

‘Our research has impact’

For most petroleum-based materials, it is possible to invent biobased alternatives with similar or even better…

Pierre Gielen

Cross-border cooperation in biobased materials
06:50

Cross-border cooperation in biobased materials

Imagine you could get tobacco plants to make elastin-like proteins with the properties of spider silk.…

Pierre Gielen

Agro & Chemistry is the media platform for government, businesses, knowledge institutions and intermediary organisations in the biobased and circular economy in the Netherlands and Flanders, with particular attention for the European context of developments in these areas. The editors offer plenty of scope for information exchange, knowledge transfer and discussion about the potential of biobased and circular.