Business Accelerator
for scaling up
Bio-circular Innovaties


Connie Paasse - Director

Connie is an experienced manager from the international chemical industry. Connie's last position was plant manager at BP Chembel in Flanders. In her career she has worked with both petrochemical and renewable raw materials. According to the supervisory board and shareholders of the Campus, Connies experience with managing organizations, setting up and implementing business strategies and the use of new technology for the sustainable valorization of raw materials, makes her ideally suited to further develop the Campus together with the team.

Marcel Ernes – Business Development Manager

It is my aim to make my personal contribution to a new bio-circular economy. A world in which we cherish the raw materials our planet has to offer; our future generations deserve a good life. If chemistry can help replace fossil raw materials with a renewable alternative, we are able to make a real contribution.

Arjan Oostvogels – Operations & EHSS Manager

In day-to-day practice, I focus on facilitating our community members as optimally as possible. In practical terms, this mainly focuses on the management and maintenance of the facilities on the Green Chemistry Campus, the management and supervision of the Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with our partners, and the management and supervision of the applicable care system procedure and instructions. In addition, the policy and implementation of the further sustainability of the GCC are important areas for me.

Luuk van Schijndel – Technical Account Manager

The purpose of sustainable chemistry is different for everyone. A lower footprint, cost savings or less waste of raw materials. A common denominator is the drive to bring new technology, raw materials and processes together to achieve these goals. That makes it beautiful: different drivers, a common passion for chemistry and technology. It is my goal to help entrepreneurs with the facilities and expertise of the Campus to get their innovations to market successfully at an accelerated pace.


Sandra Corderí Gándara - Lignin Researcher

One of the main challenges of the entire chemical sector is the transition from fossil-based resources to renewable raw materials, focusing on a high level of efficiency and reuse. As researcher at VITO (Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek) and at the Green Chemistry Campus, I am glad to contribute to this transition by exploring the potential of lignin for the alternative production of bio-chemicals and materials, through efficient downstream processing.

Emke Mol – Marketing & Communication Manager

From the positioning of the GCC to the co-development of services, from organizing events to PR and from stakeholder management to social media. In short, I am responsible for everything that has to do with MarCom. Not only for the GCC, but also for the Shared Research Center Biorizon that is located on the same premises. On the GCC, everything I value is present: sustainability, innovation, entrepreneurship, enthusiasm and a genuine drive to make a difference.

Petra Vermunt – Marketing communications specialist

In the GCC MarCom process I am specifically concerned with the realization of creative and production-oriented processes. I have experience in the international marketing in the chemical industry and worked at various marketing communication agencies. With great pleasure I am now also involved in promoting the circular, biobased community; it is a privilege to participate in the activities of a biobased front runner such as the Green Chemistry Campus.

Corné van Loenhout – Consultant

I have a strong preference for the basic principles of the cradle to cradle philosophy. A correct application of renewable raw materials, responsible water and energy use and respect for our environment in the broadest sense of the word. At the moment I am working on the transition of the printing industry (linear is circular). My strength lies in my network, the natural need to be helpful and my hands-on mentality when it comes to personal and business development.


Joop Groen – Chemical technologist, business administrator (MBA) and entrepreneur

Accessible for advice in the field of biobased developments, network in chemistry, biobased and innovation, chemical and process technology, biomass sourcing / processing and applications, business development, entrepreneurship and individual / team personal development.

Eddie Clarijs – Packaging expert

My specialization is the development process of circular packaging. For example, packages that are variable in the time it takes to biodegrade them.