Green Chemistry vector

Green chemistry from biomass

Discussions about the sustainability of woody biomass, which have been taking place in the Netherlands for…

Pierre Gielen

Unloading wood pellets

“If one link does not function, the chain falls apart”

As the use of bio-based raw materials for chemicals, materials and energy increases, it becomes increasingly…

Pierre Gielen

Green investments

Investing in the Circular Biobased Economy

Many of the current successful projects in the biobased economy were once started by students. Think…

Pierre Gielen



‘Energy crisis should not come at the expense of forests’

Europe's energy crisis should not come at the expense of forests, warns the World Wildlife Fund…

Editorial office / Gland

Forest in Europe

Platform Bio-Economy expands broad circular bioeconomy strategy

Platform Bio-Economy is expanding its strategic ambition to become the leading collaborative platform for the development…

Editorial office / Bergen op Zoom

Chemical industry

Growing interest of chemical industry in bio-based feedstocks

With the increasing attention for green chemistry, chemical sectors will sooner or later have to deal…

Editorial office / Bergen op Zoom

Biomass: permanent part of the Dutch energy mix in 2050? 3

Use of biomass for energy increased, most certified sustainable

In 2020, about 48% more biomass was used for energy in The Netherlands than in the…

Editorial office / Bergen op Zoom

Wood pellets on the wharf

Guarantees needed for sustainable origin of biomass

Biomass is the only raw material that is subject to legal sustainability conditions. That is why…

Editorial office / Bergen op Zoom