How patient do we have to be with the biobased economy?
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How patient do we have to be with the biobased economy?

The biobased economy is one of the pillars of our future society. Everyone agrees on that.…

Marjolein Roggen

BIC supports the creation of biobased industry with country reports
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BIC supports the creation of biobased industry with country reports

An active and properly organised European biobased industry is not developing evenly across the continent. The…

Pierre Gielen

Andean Lupin promising crop in Europe
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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

Let the bio-aromatics shine!
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Let the bio-aromatics shine!

To show the good and relevant results that European subsidies can yield, nine members of the…

Harm Ikink

A better outlook on the opportunities and bottlenecks of the circular economy
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A better outlook on the opportunities and bottlenecks of the circular economy

Seizing opportunities for the circular economy is the idea behind ACCEZ, a new knowledge program of…

Harm Ikink

100% biobased textile not a matter of course
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100% biobased textile not a matter of course

Wool, linen, cotton: the textile industry has traditionally used natural materials. And yet precisely this industry…

Pierre Gielen

Coatings and cosmetics from French sunflowers
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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

‘Our research has impact’
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‘Our research has impact’

For most petroleum-based materials, it is possible to invent biobased alternatives with similar or even better…

Pierre Gielen

Cross-border cooperation in biobased materials
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Cross-border cooperation in biobased materials

Imagine you could get tobacco plants to make elastin-like proteins with the properties of spider silk.…

Pierre Gielen

Bio-based businesses want enterprising professionals
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Bio-based businesses want enterprising professionals

The future success of the bio-based industry depends on the availability of highly educated professionals, in…

Editorial office

Zoomland viaduct: bio-based showcase across the motorway
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Zoomland viaduct: bio-based showcase across the motorway

Field voles, pine martens and foxes already know where the Zoomland viaduct is. The Brabant Landscape…

Editorial office

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

Fryslân gets a 66 metre-long moveable bicycle bridge made from biocomposite
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Fryslân gets a 66 metre-long moveable bicycle bridge made from biocomposite

The existing moveable traffic bridge over the Van Harinxma Canal at Ritsumasyl, consisting of a steel…

Editorial office

‘Nobody can imagine what fully circular means’
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‘Nobody can imagine what fully circular means’

Circular is very trendy. The Circular Economy and Bio-Based Economy were once abstract concepts, but these…

Pierre Gielen

BIC presents overview of financial instruments
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BIC presents overview of financial instruments

The Bio-Based Industries Consortium recently published a comprehensive overview of financial instruments, a practical guide for…

Lucien Joppen

‘Overarching vision on the bio-economy needed’
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‘Overarching vision on the bio-economy needed’

‘The authorities in Ireland tend to listen much better to industry and science. Contacts are acted…

Lucien Joppen

Market for specific applications
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Market for specific applications

The Netherlands has more than 35,000 kilometres of cycle paths, with enormous stretches of asphalt crisscrossing…

Lucien Joppen

An eye to the future
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An eye to the future

The Biobased Delta recently published its 2018–2020 long-term plan. This plan mainly looks to the future.…

Lucien Joppen

Agro & Chemistry is the media platform for government, businesses, knowledge institutions and intermediary organisations in the biobased and circular economy in the Netherlands and Flanders, with particular attention for the European context of developments in these areas. The editors offer plenty of scope for information exchange, knowledge transfer and discussion about the potential of biobased and circular.