Bio4Products will be represented by project coordinator Bert van de Beld from BTG Biomass Technology Group at the BBEST-Biofuture conference in Brazil.
The fast-growing biotechnology sector is playing a leading role in creating a sustainable bioeconomy in Europe.
Every year new conversion processes are being developed and new bio-based products are entering the market. According to estimates one million new jobs could be created in the bio-based industries by 2030.
But biomass supplies are limited, and competition for certain feedstocks is increasing.
Therefore, as well as having a marketable product, each bio-based business needs a solid feedstock strategy to ensure a reliable supply of their biomass raw material.
BTG Biomass Technology Group have successfully launched operation of a first of a kind thermo-chemical fractionation plant, an important step towards the commercialisation of a fast pyrolysis based biorefinery. The plant enables the transformation of lignocellulosic biomass such as sunflower seed husks into products including phenolic resins, furan-based resins, paints, engineered wood and natural fibre reinforced products.