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

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
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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

Space for innovations in green chemistry
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Space for innovations in green chemistry

The north of the Netherlands is the perfect place for working on green chemistry, thanks to…

Editorial office

‘There must be benefits for primary producers as well’
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‘There must be benefits for primary producers as well’

Ireland has a long and strong history of bio-based production and processing. The agrifood industry provides…

Pierre Gielen

Vertoro at Brightlands Chemelot: Scaling up lignin crude
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Vertoro at Brightlands Chemelot: Scaling up lignin crude

Michael Boot already went to the Chamber of Commerce before the summer vacation. With his company…

Lucien Joppen

Broad focus on biopolymers
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Broad focus on biopolymers

‘The Biopolymer Application Centre is intended to bring biopolymers in a general sense to the attention…

Lucien Joppen

Role for Province of Limburg in the transition  Decisive, proactive but also facilitating
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Role for Province of Limburg in the transition Decisive, proactive but also facilitating

A transition to a biobased/circular economy requires the public sector to have a proactive and facilitating…

Lucien Joppen

New eco-friendly coating for boats based on shellfish waste
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New eco-friendly coating for boats based on shellfish waste

Researchers from the GREEN-CHEM network at Ghent University have developed a new coating for boats based…

Proper risk management needed
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Proper risk management needed

There are funding gaps that hamper the development of circular/biobased projects in the EU. Private investors…

Lucien Joppen

Chemelot InSciTe: successes and validation
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Chemelot InSciTe: successes and validation

Chemelot InSciTe was launched at the start of 2015. The public-private joint venture has been active…

Seeking ties across the border: condition for transition to a biobased economy
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Seeking ties across the border: condition for transition to a biobased economy

Cooperation in a powerful network is crucial to ensure the efficient growth of biobased R&D and…

Kelly van Bragt

Rein Willems:  Government, invest more in activity and R&D
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Rein Willems: Government, invest more in activity and R&D

The future of the Dutch chemical industry lies in lowering the bottom line and making it…

Lucien Joppen

Masters in sustainable polymer engineering
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Masters in sustainable polymer engineering

The industry is searching for processes and products that are more sustainable. The same applies to…

Focus on biobased chemicals and materials
04:51

Focus on biobased chemicals and materials

Ghent is the birthplace of bioenergy production in Belgium. No less than 90% of all biofuels…

Lucien Joppen

API continues as Senbis Polymer Innovations
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API continues as Senbis Polymer Innovations

As of 1 January 2017, Applied Polymer Innovations (API) in Emmen is continuing its activities under…

Adriaan van Hooijdonk

Catalytic conversion of biomass CatchBio: focus on chemistry
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Catalytic conversion of biomass CatchBio: focus on chemistry

CatchBio was rounded off at the end of 2016. Biomass catalysis was the central focus of…

Lucien Joppen

Biobased Delta looks ahead ‘Our ecosystem is growing’
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Biobased Delta looks ahead ‘Our ecosystem is growing’

‘The larger programme lines of Biobased Delta are gaining increasingly more traction. We can see that…

Lucien Joppen

Philippe Mengal: ‘Kickstart the bio-economy’
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Philippe Mengal: ‘Kickstart the bio-economy’

'The global paradigm shift from oil-based towards bio-based materials represents a unique opportunity for Europe to…

Lucien Joppen

BE-Basic: focus on international dimension
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BE-Basic: focus on international dimension

BE-Basic is setting its sights more and more on the international aspects of the biobased economy.…

Harm Ikink

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