Below our Community Members.
The mission of TNO is: To bring people and knowledge together in order to enable innovations which would strengthen the competitive ability of firms and improve the wellbeing of the society. TNO is breaking down boundaries by combining expertise and the development of shared research like the Green Chemistry Campus. The sustainability revolution in the chemical industry brings along great opportunities to implement innovations in the way we use raw materials, production processes and value chains.
As independent and customer-oriented research organization, VITO provides innovative technological solutions as well as scientifically based advice and support in order to stimulate sustainable development and reinforce the economic and social fabric of Flanders.
Relement BV is a spin-off from Dutch Research and Development institute TNO. The technology, to which Relement has an exclusive world-wide license, has been developed by TNO within the shared research center Biorizon. Relement can convert inedible biomass residues into high-quality chemical ingredients called bio aromatics. Today’s aromatics can only be produced from fossil feedstock and are not sustainable. Relement bio-aromatics are the missing link to obtain fully renewable products.
Chemploy focuses on connecting professionals and companies in the chemical, food, pharma, medical devices and biotech industries in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and mediates in roles in the fields of engineering, science, commerce and management. Professionals are employed by Chemploy and can be deployed on a flexible basis to clients or are part of ChemXpro's engineering teams. ChemXpro offers various engineering services such as design studies, product and process optimizations, and safety studies. At Chemxpro, everything starts with gaining process and product understanding. From there, a plan and implementation follows with a multidisciplinary team.
As a knowledge institution, Avans develops new knowledge for education and society. To this end, professors, lecturer-researchers and students conduct practice-oriented research for companies, governments and social organizations. Avans implements the results of the research in their education. They conduct research in various professorships. Most are housed in Avans' expertise centers.
Dutch Water Tech specializes in the biological and sustainable approach to problems in surface waters and what comes out of them. Projects range from projects in large water features to the sustainable approach to odor in sewage systems. In this way they help municipalities, water boards and government-related services in the field of water quality and biodiversity. They use sustainable resources such as aquatic plants or bacteria that break down sludge layers. They also use biopolymer products for bank protection, such as a cage to protect aquatic plants in park ponds from geese. Dutch Water Tech, a BioVoice winner, is already based in Bergen op Zoom. CEO Mark den Dubbelden: 'I had heard of the Green Chemistry Campus before, but only since BioVoice did I find out how valuable the network of the community can be for us. Together with Rodenburg Biopolymers we will now develop a product for oyster farming. "
Fruitleather is developing a new, environmentally friendly manufacturing process that converts discarded fruit into durable, leathery material strong enough to be used for shoes, handbags and other products. Fruitleather collects discarded fruit such as mangoes that would otherwise be charged for disposal. They then convert it into a flexible material that can be used with a special coating to make shoes, for example. On the Campus, Fruitleather will further develop the ‘leather’ into an industrial chemical process. In addition, they receive support in the field of financing and subsidies.
HZ University of Applied Sciences is a knowledge institute for higher vocational education the Dutch province of Zeeland and has branches in Vlissingen and in Middelburg. HZ is known as the personal university of applied sciences. Some 5,000 students take full-time or part-time courses here.
Bio4Pack develops bio-based and compostable packaging with the highest possible content of renewable raw materials. From packaging for muesli bars to the packaging of fruit and from carrier bags to bags used to pack potatoes. Within the Campus Community, the company, based in Germany and the Netherlands, wants to exchange knowledge and research.
Pine is a widely used type of wood that is widely available in the Netherlands. However, the wood is not resistant to weather influences and is therefore not often used untreated. With polytreat, an attempt is made to extend the life of pine. Polytreat is the polymerization of pyrrole on the wood surface, creating polypyrrole that gives the wood a matt black color in addition to protection. Polypyrrole is a special polymer with a number of special properties including (UV) radiation absorption and reflection and thus also sunlight. Pyrrole can be extracted from biomass. We see in GCC a partner who can support us in conducting aging and sustainability tests, the biological origin of pyrrole, process optimization and possibly also LCA analyzes.
Nettenergy produces renewable energy and material on the basis of plant biomass. We specialize in developing the innovative 2nd generation flash pyrolysis technology PyroFlash and in producing high quality pyrolysis oil (3% water content, HHV 24 MJ/kg). Nettenergy focuses on local markets in which the raw material (wood, grass, crop residues) for the pyrolysis process are already present. Nettenergy enables owners of this resource (municipalities, forest managers, farmers) to generate electricity and heat. Nettenergy introduces a unique concept: the mobile pyrolysis plant.