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Vertoro at Brightlands Chemelot: Scaling up lignin crude

18 October 2017
Michael Boot already went to the Chamber of Commerce before the summer vacation. With his company Vertoro he plans to scale up a process which produces a crude lignin oil (CLO) based on lignin. ‘Our secret? Mainly that we don’t make our process any fancier than it has to be.’ Vertoro evolved from the InSciTe project Lign...
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New airplane biofuels plan would ‘destroy rainforests’, warn campaigners

17 October 2017
A new plan to accelerate production of biofuels for passenger planes has drawn stinging criticism from environmentalists who argue that most of the world’s rainforests might have to be cleared to produce the necessary crops. So reported The Guardian in an article. Aviation is one of the fastest growing sources of greenho...
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Biobased biomedical materials: distinction based on functionality

17 October 2017
A large share of biomedical materials is based on fossil resources and metals, but biobased biomedical materials are on the rise. Currently they still form a small market, but definitely one with possibilities in the specific, distinguishing properties which biomass can offer. The development process does require the necess...
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Role for Province of Limburg in the transition

16 October 2017
A transition to a biobased/circular economy requires the public sector to have a proactive and facilitating attitude. The same applies, even more so, to the regional government. The Province of Limburg has chosen to play a decisive role and has set the standard high: it has set its sights on a leading position on an interna...
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VDL Groep: From straight producer to supply chain player

16 October 2017
‘I see the future of the VDL Groep more as a player which controls the chain. The old paradigm of the linear economy, that is, solely a product supplier, will make way increasingly for circular business models. As a matter of fact, we have been working on that for years. It is just not part of our nature to parade that.’ ...
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