Boosting Biobased RT&D in the south of the Netherlands
Chemelot InSciTe together with partners from Limburg and Brabant have received a €4.5 millionEuropean subsidy for the “SCeLiO-4B” project. The SCeLiO-4B project focusses on using renewable feedstock (sugar, cellulose, and lignin) for the production of bio-based building blocks (4B’s e.g. bio-aromatics). InSciTe as project coordinator brings together parties around the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen and the Biorizon community of the Green Chemistry Campus in Bergen-op-Zoom. This collaboration results in an open innovation ecosystem centered around two campus locationswhere scientists and entrepreneurs can exchange their knowledge and knowhow to accelerate biobased innovation.
The first consortium meeting took place in February. “It is a great opportunity for InSciTe to have brought together parties like Avantium, TNO and Wageningen University with a great track record in the bio-based domain, and entrepreneurs like Flowid, Nettenergy, Progression Industry and Savage Rivale who develop new technologies and are looking for valorization opportunities of bio-based products. This will boost our own bio-based program and ensure intensified collaboration across regions", says Natascha Sereinig, Program Manager Biobased at InSciTe.
You can find the complete press release here on our website.
This project is made possible by a contribution from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the framework of OP-Zuid, from the province of Brabant and Limburg and the Dutch ministry of economy.