Bio-based Industries Consortium welcomes 27 new organisations
- Algaenergy is a Spanish SME specialising in the field of microalgae biotechnology. The company’s mission is to develop novel products derived from microalgae — nutritional, cosmetics, agricultural and energetic, among others — and to produce them in an economically viable way.
- Avantium is a Dutch SME specialised in chemo-catalytical conversion of sugars into bio-based products. Their ambition is to implement their patented process across Europe.
- BIOPRO Baden Württemberg is a German SME cluster that supports the two strategic priorities ‘health’ and ‘environment sustainability’ by targeting areas such as biobased materials, biomedical engineering, environment, bioenergy and biopharmaceuticals.
- CE Polimat is a Slovenian Center of Excellence for Polymer Materials and Technologies. In BIC they act as an SME cluster, both representing their own SME members, as well as the SME members of the Slovenian Plasttechnics cluster. The research area of renewable resources, degradation and stabilization is focused on the use of materials from renewable resources in polymer production, and on the study of processes of degradation and stabilization of natural and modified natural polymer materials.
- Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives and lactides, and a leading company in functional blends containing enzymes, emulsifiers, minerals and vitamins. Corbion, with its head office in the Netherlands, is based on the foundations of Purac and Caravan Ingredients.
- Hygear is a Dutch SME is specialized in small-scale gas processing solutions. Its installations can convert and purify gases to reduce harmful emissions and possibly create valuable product streams. Their ambitions in the bio-based economy include the utilization of bio-based sources to create valuable base chemicals, and the cleaning of intermediate gaseous products in the bio-based supply chain.
- ISOIN is a Spanish SME working in Information Technology and biomass fields, with experience in ambient intelligence, software development, mobile communications and bio based solutions. One of ISOINS contributions to the bio-based economy could be the development of intelligent systems enabling the management of the biomass geo-located production and efficient distribution; forests monitoring systems.
- Metgen Oy is a Finnish SME developing disruptive enzymatic products that enable significant efficiency improvements in the pulp and paper and biofuel industries. Enzymatic solutions are offered for the pre-treatment of a variety of lignocelullosic sources.
- Plaxica is a process technology licensing SME from the UK. They develop, demonstrate and design process plants for the production of the key intermediates for conventional and stereocomplex polylactic acid (PLA) – a biopolymer made from renewable materials.
- Total is a multinational with their headoffice in France. Total business aims at discovering, producing and transforming oil and gas and converting other natural resources, especially solar and biomass, to provide energy-related products and services to their customers around the world.
- TKI-ISPT Bio-based SME cluster. ISPT (Institute for Sustainable Process Technology) is a co-operation between industry, universities and research institutes targeted at establishing innovative and more sustainable processes in the process industry. The ISPT Biobased SME Cluster represents industrial SMEs active in technology development and realisation of biorefineries using agricultural residue streams and new biomass sources to produce a combination of valuable and marketable products.