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Marc Lankveld, former VP Biobased Innovations at Corbion, starts today (7 March) as a new business development manager at the Green Chemistry Campus in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands.
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Mark Lankveld
Mark Lankveld

Marc is passionate about making the biobased economy a reality. After studying chemical engineering in Delft with a major in bioprocess technology, he has worked in various positions since the mid-90s on replacing petrochemical raw materials with biobased raw materials. He was director/owner of biotech company BIRD Engineering BV, a spin-off from TU Delft. At Corbion, he worked on the development of 100% biobased PEF, a biopolymer based on sugars. In addition, he worked in various support roles at organisations including Bioprocess Pilot Facility and biotech start-up DAB in Delft.

Scaling up

At the Campus, Marc will be building the biobased economy by getting growing biobased and circular companies interested in establishing themselves at the Campus. His network is very useful for this. In addition, he supports companies in their development and scaling up. He will also remain involved in setting up a start-up for the upscaling of FDCA technology for the production of PEF bioplastics.

Director Connie Paasse: “I am very happy that we were able to attract someone with this passion and experience in biobased chemistry! This will certainly contribute to putting the Green Chemistry Campus further on the map as a strong entity in the circular biobased ecosystem in the South-West of the Netherlands.”

Making an impact

The Green Chemistry Campus is an incubator where entrepreneurs, governments and knowledge institutions work on scaling up biobased and circular innovations. The focus is on technologies, building blocks and products that make an impact: pyrolysis, bio-aromatics and applications with superior properties. The Campus offers laboratories, a demo facility, office and meeting rooms, technological and business expertise and a lively community of like-minded entrepreneurs who are eager to help each other. In this way, the Campus works together to create a circular economy and a strong region.

For more information, visit the Green Chemistry Campus website. Or contact Marc Lankveld directly by e-mail.