CRI Catalyst Company is part of CRI/Criterion Inc., an international company supplying advanced catalysts, services, and technology solutions to global refining, petrochemical and renewable fuel communities. CRI operates research laboratories, development facilities, manufacturing plants and business units throughout the world. It is dedicated to providing a broad customer base with effective and cost-efficient catalysts and technologies. CRI’s products focus on environmental applications, hydrogen separation and recovery, selective oxidation and hydrogenation and production of renewable fuels.





Axens is an international provider of high technology content processes, products and services to the refining, petrochemical and gas industries. Axens is recognized as a worldwide technology benchmark for clean fuels production, aromatics production and purification, conversion processes and sulfur-recovery catalysts via the Claus process.

Actively preparing for the future, we aim to be a leader in the alternative fuels: vegetable oils to diesel, high-quality distillates from direct coal liquefaction and liquid products through the conversion of synthesis gas from various feedstocks (natural gas, biomass and coal).


A first-rate base for the development of biobased economy, due to the presence of biobased business and the strong position of core economic clusters such as energy, food, agri bulk and recycling. A partner in bio-economy, actively participating in projects which work on smart and innovative ways to transform waste flows into raw materials and energy.


Pöyry is an international consulting and engineering company. We deliver strategic advisory and engineering services, underpinned by strong project implementation capability and expertise. Our focus sectors are power generation, transmission & distribution, forest industry, chemicals & biorefining, mining & metals, transportation, water and real estate sectors. Our 6,500 experts work on 15,000 projects annually.



Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. Their aim is to replace fossil based materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. Stora Enso's products provide a climate-friendly alternative to many products made from non-renewable materials, and have a smaller carbon footprint. Being responsible – doing good for the people and the planet – underpins our thinking and our approach to every aspect of doing business.



Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz, Switzerland. In the financial year 2013 the company employed a total workforce of 18,099 and recorded sales of CHF 6.076 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings.

Clariant’s Group Biotechnology’s (GBio) main interest is in industrial biotechnology. GBio develops sustainable biotech processes for the manufacture of bio-based chemicals and fuels. Based on Clariant’s extensive technology portfolio, the company offers its customers one-stop system solutions for sustainable products reaching from renewable feedstocks, biocatalytic, catalytic and chemical conversion to downstream processing.

Clariant has developed the sun liquid process which uses enzymatic hydrolysis followed by fermentation to efficiently and sustainably produce cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues such as wheat straw, corn stover or sugarcane bagasse. In July 2012 Clariant has inaugurated Germany’s largest plant for cellulosic ethanol production in Straubing. This is an important milestone for the commercialization of the sunliquid® technology.



EW Biotech GmbH as a subsidiary of EW Nutrition GmbH has acquired the former thyssenkrupp multi-purpose biotech facility in Leuna, Germany. Besides scale-up and tolling services, the facility enables expanded research and development activities in the field of bio-based chemicals, which allows customers and partners to accelerate the transition from lab to industrial scale. 



Biokim is a newly developed company under the Turkish family company Tükek Holding. In the context of Tükek Holdings environmental responsibility program, Biokim aims to use bio-based ethanol as sustainable feedstock to go further downstream to valuable chemicals. The production is independent from the petroleum route and therefore will not the use earths finite resources. In this new project, all products will be bio-based and produced with state of the art technology without harming the food chain, while ensuring a self-economic and competitive production facility to traditional references.


The Bioprocess Pilot Facility (BPF) is an open access facility where companies can scale up new sustainable production processes by converting bio-based residues into useful chemicals or fuels for Food, Chemical industry and Pharma. BPF situated at the biotech campus Delft has been specifically designed to enable the transition from laboratory to industrial scale. With 35 people, mainly experienced process operators and process technologists, we are helping companies to (im) prove their process.

BPF allows users to construct complex operations by linking the separate process modules: Pre-treatment, Hydrolysis, Fermentation and/or Downstream Processing. There is also a special food grade pilot plant.

The scale up of the lab process can then be proven on pilot scale with excellent prediction of the process on industrial scale. BPF has experience with many different scale up projects in chemicals, food and pharma ingredients. Examples of collaboration projects are with companies like Verdezyne, DSM, Corbion, Evonik and many more.

Producing kg-quantities of material for pre-marketing and application tests at customers and/or preclinical trials is also possible. BPF knows how scale up works, for a more sustainable world.


The Green Chemistry Campus in Bergen op Zoom is a business accelerator for developing biobased chemical building blocks for the chemical industry. B2B entrepreneurs − both large companies and SMEs, knowledge institutions, and the government work closely together in an open innovation environment to develop new biobased technologies and products with a focus on performance materials, chemicals and coatings. Through the valorization of residual flows from the agricultural sector, the Campus actively contributes to a sustainable and profitable biobased economy with less dependence on fossil fuels, without competing with food supplies.

At the Campus companies, that have already passed the start-up phase, can further develop their concept to prepare it for testing in a pilot plant, demo facility and eventually market introduction. Apart from young, innovative companies, the Campus also collaborates with knowledge institutions like TNO and the Flemish VITO that jointly work in shared research center Biorizon to develop functional bio-aromatics from sugars and lignin. Finally the Campus offers space for growing companies and service providers that fit the Campus' focus: developing performance chemicals from agricultural waste streams.


VTT provides R&D services on thermochemical and biotechnological conversion routes from biomass to Biofuels and Biochemicals. We have over 200 experts in the area creating novel solutions for the industry.



GoodFuels is the global market maker for sustainable marine fuels (under the GoodFuels Marine brand) and leading marketer/developer for sustainable fuels for heavy trucking & rail under the GoodFuels Road & Rail brand.


UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company are part of a sustainable future. UPM’s biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tail pipe emissions compared to fossil fuels.



Biokim is a newly developed company under the Turkish family company Tükek Holding. In the context of Tükek Holdings environmental responsibility program, Biokim aims to use bio-based ethanol as sustainable feedstock to go further downstream to valuable chemicals. The production is independent from the petroleum route and therefore will not the use earths finite resources. In this new project, all products will be bio-based and produced with state of the art technology without harming the food chain, while ensuring a self-economic and competitive production facility to traditional references.


The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is a UK based technology innovation centre and the process arm of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult supporting the UK process manufacturing industry. CPI collaborates with universities, SMEs and large corporates to help overcome innovation challenges and develop next generation products and processes.


Enerpy has developed a new technology to return organic materials into raw materials: carbon, oil and gas.

With its first demonstration installation in the Netherlands they perform tests on production scale with promising results by processing organic materials like biomass, plastics and car tires.

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With its renowned expertise in the field of biotechnology, Flanders plays a leading role in the creation of a biobased economy. What’s more, Belgium’s northern, Dutch-speaking region goes to great lengths to specialize in this domain to secure its position at the heart of one of the world’s biggest chemical clusters. How will Flanders do this? By leveraging these relevant strengths.

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Together, the Flemish partners in the Bio Based Economy can provide you with all the latest information. From the latest cutting edge research breakthroughs, available A-locations, favourable R&D policies and incentives to available space to test your innovations; we have got it all!

Please visit VITO, Port of Ghent, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant and Flanders Investment & Trade at our Flanders booth during the World Bio Markets conference in Amsterdam from 27-29th of March.



Iowa is leading the transition to a 21st century bioeconomy, where the world’s most productive, fertile agricultural land and efficient supply chain are now capable of providing  the multiple feedstocks required for the next generation fuels and chemicals.   Iowa not only excels in growing crops and producing biofuels, but is also home to the next generation of biorenewables and biorefinery capabilities. Iowa’s central North American location provides for cost effective transportation and logistics to global markets.  These attributes, combined with a highly-educated and productive workforce and pro-business state government contribute to a robust environment for feeding, fuelling and providing fiber for a growing global population.


NEN coordinates the establishment of international standards and certification schemes in the biobased economy and many other sectors. Using our broad international network, we bring together stakeholders to develop standards which help to reassure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. NEN is leading the CEN Technical Committee 'bio-based products' (CEN/TC 411), which is developing standards supporting the development of the biobased economy. NEN manages the certification schemes Better Biomass and Biobased Content, which enable communication of important characteristics of biobased products.

Biobased Content

Bio-based content certification enables transparent and credible communication about the bio-based content of a product, by means of a certificate and label with the percentage bio-based content. This not only involves the bio-based carbon content, but also the other elements hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen.

Better Biomass

Better Biomass is the international certification system for solid, liquid and gaseous biomass. The certificates are used to demonstrate the sustainability of the biomass used for energy, fuels and bio-based products.