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European Biobased chemical innovation award 2016 to BioBTX

01 June 2016

BioBTX has been awarded the biobased chemical innovation award 2016 at the annual Biobased Chemicals World Congress in Amsterdam. The Groningen-based company has been awarded for their research into Terephthalic acid from crude glycerine. In close collaboration with the Engineering and Technology institute Groningen (Prof. HJ Heeres), BioBTX BV is developing new technology with which green aromatics can be made.

Dr. Niels Schenk, Chief Technology Officer at BioBTX on winning the award; “BioBTX has developed technology to convert crude glycerin from biodiesel production into key chemical building blocks such as para-xylene. With these chemical building blocks, it is possible to make performance materials out of biomass. We are very honoured and proud that the international jury of independent industry experts selected us for the award!”

Bio-Based Chemical Innovation of the Year (Europe) 2016
An innovation involving a platform or intermediate chemicals derived from biomass feedstocks, used to produce other chemicals. It can be a breakthrough development, a new method of production, a smarter development or a new technique. The key was the innovation and the ability to display a benefit and progress for the industry long-term.

Last modified:02 June 2016 8.35 p.m.

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