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New demo facility Green Chemistry Campus festively opened

Bergen op Zoom, 18 December 2018 – Today, the new demo facility of the Green Chemistry Campus was officially opened. "An important milestone for the Campus and for the region", according to director Petra Koenders. "With this demo facility we enable companies to scale up their biobased innovations. Moreover, the building is one of the most sustainable demo areas in the Netherlands ".

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New demo facility GCC completed structurally

An important milestone for the Green Chemistry Campus: the new demo facility that enables biobased entrepreneurs to scale up their innovations has been completed structurally. During the build, sustainable materials were used as much as possible. Currently the finishing touches are being made to the pavement and in the coming period the interior will be set up according to the wishes of the future tenants. The facility appears to be very popular due to the unique possibilities and facilities.

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Rubia 100% Natural Colours moves to Green Chemistry Campus

As of today, Rubia 100% Natural Colours moves to the Green Chemistry Campus in Bergen op Zoom. Rubia 100% Natural Colours produces natural colours for the carpet, textile and clothing industry. The company has developed a patented technology to extract colours from plants. At the Campus, Rubia aims to develop new, innovative techniques in cooperation with the Colour Application Center of Avans Hogeschool and ROC West-Brabant.

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Separation/fractionation of lignin oils via membrane separation technology

Within the BIO-HArT project Biorizon co-initiator VITO succeeded in using membrane separation technology to separate lignin oils based on molecular weight via a cascade process by using 2 membranes in series. Different fractions of lignin derivatives enriched in either monomers or oligomers can be successfully produced with the developed protocols.

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08-07-2019 - 11-07-2019 / Des Moines, Iowa

The World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

The World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology 2019 This annual congress will take place this year in Des Moines (Iowa, US) from 8-11 July 2019 and offers companies, institutes and start-ups the opportunity to network or participate in plenary sessions and/or workshops. Approximately 1.000 visitors/exhibitors will be present. Click here for more information on this congress. The Topsector Holland Chemistry pointed out this congress, as in previous years, being a Strategic Congress and therefor finds it very important that the Netherlands is represented as good as possible. Dutch participants are offered to represent themselves via the Holland Biotech Pavilion, a huge booth in Holland format. Click here for an impression of 2018, when the congress was in Philadelphia. A royal vibe will be added by the presence of the Dutch Consul General and one of his staff members. Prior to this congress is the possiblity to meet, visit and matchmake with the companies of the Biotechnology Campus in Blair (Nebraska), like Cargill and Novozymes. Biobased Delta coordinates this programme together with the Dutch Consul in Chicago. Biobased Delta, together with the Green Chemistry Campus, coordinates the Dutch participation to the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology 2019 as well. If you wish more information, please contact Willem Sederel, director Biobased Delta or Ellen Richter, communications Officer Biobased Delta. Watch this video to get into the mood!

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27-11-2019 - 28-11-2019 / Antwerp, Belgium

6th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-aromatics

Get informed on the latest progress in the field of biobased aromatics and join the pre-arranged bilateral matchmaking sessions!  On November 27 and 28 2019 Shared Research Center Biorizon will host its 6th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-aromatics in Antwerp, Belgium. Large industry players, SME's and RTO's from all over Europe will be present to discuss the latest progress in the field of bio-aromatics and to elaborate on the opportunities to accelerate biobased business together. On Thursday, 28 November 2018 09:00 - 18:00 Biorizon will be hosting this annual event.  The evening prior to the event (Thursday, 27 November 2019 18:30 - 22:00), Biorizon invites you to a networking dinner. Hotel room reservations have been arranged (limited availability & at your own expense). Registration will open this summer.

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Green Chemistry Campus Community Members

BioTorTech BV
Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy
Groene Vaert
Millvision BV
Nimaro Ageno Consult
Nettenergy BV
Rubia 100% Natural Colours
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Initiators of the Green Chemistry Campus

Gemeente Bergen op Zoom
Provincie Noord-Brabant