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Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz, Switzerland. Clariant has developed the sunliquid process which uses enzymatic hydrolysis followed by fermentation to efficiently and sustainably produce cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues such as wheat straw, corn stover or sugarcane bagasse. Clariant has been operating Germany’s largest cellulosic ethanol plant in Straubing since 2012. In September 2017, Clariant signed its first license agreement for sunliquid® with Enviral, the largest producer of bioethanol in Slovakia, which will produce cellulosic ethanol at an annual production capacity of 50000 tons. In October that same year, Clariant decided to invest in a new full-scale commercial plant based on its sunliquid technology in Romania.
Axens is an international provider of advanced technologies (licensor), catalysts, adsorbents and services (technical assistance, consulting) to the refining, petrochemical, gas and alternative fuels industries. The main scope of Axens’ business is focused on the conversion of oil, gas, biomass and coal to fuels and major petrochemical intermediates.
For further information, please visit our internet website at www.axens.net.
Novozymes is the world leader in biologial solutions. Together with customer, partners and the global community, we improve industrial performance while preserving the planet's resources and helping build better lives. As the world's largests provider of enzyme and microbial technologies, our bioinnovation enables higher yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many other benefits that we reply on today and in the future.
We call it rethink tomorrow.
Capricorn Venture Partners is an independent European manager of venture capital and equity funds, investing in innovative companies with breakthrough technologies in Cleantech, Health-tech and ICT.
The Capricorn Sustainable Chemistry Fund captures growing opportunities and innovation across the value chain, from renewable feedstocks, to sustainable solutions in a broad range of applications, including food & feed, fibers & fuels, that provide performance and value, while protecting and enhancing human health and the environment.
Port Authority Sponsor
A first-rate base for the development of biobased economy, due to the presence of biobased business and the strong position of core economic clusters such as energy, food, agri bulk and recycling. A partner in bio-economy, actively participating in projects which work on smart and innovative ways to transform waste flows into raw materials and energy. www.portofamsterdam.com
Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins and algae ingredients. The company delivers high performance biobased products made from renewable resources and applied in global markets such as bakery, meat, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, home and personal care, packaging, automotive, coatings and adhesives. Its products have a differentiating functionality in all kinds of consumer products worldwide. In 2016, Corbion generated annual sales of € 911.3 million and had a workforce of 1,684 FTE. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information: www.corbion.com
SpecialChem is a pioneer in digital marketing in the chemical industry. Since 2000, they have managed 400+ business development programs rooted in digital methodologies for 70% of top 100 chemical companies. Five technical websites dedicated to largest downstream markets in chemicals. 500K+ profiled members make up world’s largest online technical network.
Poyry is an international consulting and engineering company. We deliver strategic advisory and engineering services, underpinned by strong project implementation capability and expertise. Our focus sectors are power generation, transmission & distribution, forest industry, chemicals and biorefining, mining and metals, transportation, water and real estate sectors. Our 6,500 experts work on 15,000 projects annually.
Special Fluids Division is part of the Total Group, the world fifth-largest oil company. Fully focussed on customers concerns, we have developed a pioneering range of renewable hydrocarbon fluids, placing environmental responsibility at the center of innovation. We rely on a global organization to make our products available in more than 60 countries. www.totalspecialfluids.com
The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is a €3.7 billion public-private partnership between the European Commission and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), established to provide the impetus for bio-based sectors to find new ways of collaborating, through the creation of new strategies and objectives. It implements a research and innovation programme through its open calls for proposals which operates under Horizon 2020.
BBI JU is dedicated to realising the European bioeconomy potential, turning biological residues and wastes into greener everyday products through innovative technologies and biorefineries, which are at the heart of the bioeconomy: this includes connecting key sectors, creating new value chains, and producing a range of innovative bio-based products to ultimately form a new bio-based community and economy in Europe.
Stora Enso is going beyond traditional industries, providing novel products for new markets. Finding innovative ways to get more out of non-food-competing biomass, the Stora Enso Biomaterials division is further developing the company’s market pulp business and creating new platforms to address resource scarcity and the need for bio-based solutions.
VTT provides R&D services on thermochemical and biotechnological conversion routes from biomass to Biofuels and Biochemicals. We have over 200 experts in the area creating novel solutions for the industry.
A biorefining company, manufacturing sugar, other foods, biofuels, chemicals, power, compost, waxes, and related products; Sugarcane being the primary feedstock.
Founded in 1939, have been pioneers in the growing, processing, and utilization of biomass to make variety of products in the most sustainable and circular way.
Our research areas include sustainable farming, transformation of biomass - chemical, mechanical, biological, & product development, process optimization.
We are working on next-generation biorefinery, utilizing bagasse to make value-added chemicals.
We operate in an economically, socially and environmentally manner & work with local communities, to openup new livelihoods, empower women economically, and create access to education.
Swiss AVA Biochem AG is the leading producer of sugar-based 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF), which is the link between biomass and furan-based chemicals. With its various functional groups and associated reaction sites, this small molecule opens the door to a wide range of chemical modifications, which makes 5-HMF a versatile renewable building block for many applications in several industries like packaging, construction, textile, cosmetics, food and health as:
REG Life Sciences, a subsidiary of Renewable Energy Group, is bringing to market cost-competitive renewable products to support supply and innovation across the chemical industry. Our current portfolio includes drop-in and novel products ranging from C8/C10 esters to medium chain 1,3-diols and other unconventional oleochemicals. In collaboration with partners and customers, we apply our core industrial biotechnology platform to rapidly develop selective processes to manufacture performance chemicals for the flavor and fragrance, nutrition, personal care, surfactant, polymer, and fuel industries.
Get creative. Design your next innovation with REG Life Sciences.
Arctic Biomaterials Oy is a Finnish company producing high performance biodegradable and bio-based alternatives for demanding technical applications. The materials are produced on our long-fiber-reinforced-thermoplastic (LFRT) line. This proprietary biodegradable long glass fiber compounding technology increases the PLA temperature resistance and mechanical properties to new levels and opens a variety of possible application areas in the field where technical plastics are being used.
The environmental aspect and climate care are deeply embroidered in our company’s DNA. The two main key indicators in a products’ environmental footprint are greenhouse gases (GHGs) and non-renewable energy use. Compared to traditional oil-based technical plastics the amount of GHGs and use of non-renewable energy (per kg of polymer produced) can be drastically reduced.
Arctic Biomaterials Oy employees are handpicked professionals from the bioplastic field and this knowledge is available to our customers when developing new recipes and solutions.
Better Biomass is the international certification system for solid, liquid and gaseous biomass. The certificates are used to demonstrate the sustainability of the biomass used for energy, fuels and bio-based products.
The Port of Antwerp, next to hosting Europe’s largest integrated energy, oil and petrochemical cluster (covering a wide range of chemical value chains), also actively promotes the transition towards a circular economy. Renewable energy sources and renewable feedstock processes will play a key role in this transition. Thanks to the combination of our outstanding industrial competence, long heritage in chemistry and excellent infrastructure, the Port of Antwerp is able to offer a unique platform on which bio-based activities can be successfully developed.