News about biobased

Mega-investment in bioplant boost for the Northern Netherlands

The promise of a 200 million euro European subsidy has taken the building of a large biofuel plant at Chemiepark in Delfzijl a step closer. The newspaper Dagblad van het Noorden reports that the granting of the subsidy will be announced next week. A total sum of 700 million euros is being invested in the plant. The plant will provide 200 new jobs.

Groningen company makes it possible to turn biomass into plastic

The Groningen-based company BioBTX has succeeded in extracting three important building blocks for plastic from biomass. That was reported by the Dagblad van het Noorden. The substances are benzene, toluene and xylene, collectively known as BTX. These basic chemicals for many plastics are currently made using fossil materials, primarily mineral oil.