04:41

“The real challenge is not technology”

“Hollow straws”, is how Leon Joore of the Natural Fiber Application Center (NAC) described natural fibers…

Pierre Gielen

Sugar beet
02:21

“Saccharide offers opportunities for chemistry and agriculture”

Saccharides (sugars) are wonderful building blocks for the chemical industry. They are versatile molecules that can…

Pierre Gielen

Garbage truck
06:06

Bio-based industries equipped to help Europe meet its waste objectives

Domestic bio-waste contains valuable organic substances that can be used for soil improvement but can also…

Pierre Gielen

The intractable biobased procurement practice 5
11:12

The intractable biobased procurement practice

On paper, government should be able to give the biobased economy a considerable boost. However, in…

Marjolein Roggen

Adv.
Digital advertising – Articles
Research identifies promising chemicals for the Northern Netherlands
05:03

Research identifies promising chemicals for the Northern Netherlands

The availability of numerous basic chemicals at Chemical Park Delfzijl, combined with the region’s agricultural residual…

Pierre Gielen

Trees reach for the sky
04:33

Circular Biobased Delta accelerates green transition

The green transition towards a circular biobased economy in the Delta region must be accelerated. The…

Pierre Gielen

3D printed bolt
04:16

Biodegradable biopolymers for 3D Printing and micro-injection moulding

For more and more fossil plastics, there are green alternatives. For example, 3D printer filaments from…

Pierre Gielen

‘By collaboration we can extract more value from the circular plastics chain’
02:43

‘By collaboration we can extract more value from the circular plastics chain’

Circularity starts where plastic ends: the bins or the Plastic Heroes recycling bag. Collecting and sorting…

Pierre Gielen

Road construction
02:21

Accelerated research into bio-asphalt

Will we be driving on roads made of wood in the Netherlands in the near future?…

Pierre Gielen

Adv.
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
03:13

New biosurfactants are greener than ever

Surfactants, or surface active agents, can be found just about anywhere: in medicines, cosmetics, detergents, food,…

Pierre Gielen

Rob Vasbinder
04:53

Green hydrogen from pruning waste and roadside grass

Green hydrogen and biomethane will become indispensable energy carriers in the future carbon-free economy. The Dutch…

Pierre Gielen

Emmen expands testing facility for sustainable plastics
04:13

Emmen expands testing facility for sustainable plastics

Over the next three years, Senbis in Emmen, the Netherlands, will be investing €5.5 million through…

Pierre Gielen

Vidzeme Latvia
07:30

Regions and Green Growth: BIC Platform to connect regions and the bio-based industry launched

The Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC) has launched a new digital bioeconomy partnering platform in cooperation with…

Pierre Gielen

Tractor plowing a field
05:59

“Agriculture: a fully-fledged partner in biobased value chains”

The bio-economy starts on the fields. That is where the agricultural biomass originates. Active participation of…

Pierre Gielen

Bio-based solutions for a future-fit Europe
06:39

Bio-based solutions for a future-fit Europe

The ambitious Green Deal of the new European Commission aims at a cleaner, circular future for…

Pierre Gielen

Plastic bags
05:03

Circular pathways for bio-based plastics require more cooperation

The demand for plastic packaging, of which a small part is bio-based, has increased strongly in…

Anne-Charlotte Hoes, Greet Overbeek, Marieke Meeusen

Bioplastics on course
11:35

Bioplastics on course

There is growing enthusiasm about bioplastics. Today, demand exceeds supply and there is increasingly more clarity…

Marjolein Roggen

Recycling plastics
06:37

Northern Netherlands: focus on circular polymers

A world without plastics is inconceivable. Over the past 70 years, synthetic polymers have found their…

Pierre Gielen

Workshop about The Growing Pavilion
05:41

“Straightforward communication about complex products and processes”

If there is anything we need to get the market acceptance of biobased products off the…

Pierre Gielen