InSciTe

Report
SPIRE Brokerage Event
December 16, 2013 Brussels
Developing and piloting Furfural, HMF
and Lignin platform technologies
Chemelot Institute of Science & Technology
(InSciTe)
We are building a unique public-private institute:
BUNDLING FORCES
InSciTe bundles forces of four leading players in
South Netherlands: an international Life Sciences
and Materials Sciences company, a technical
university, a general university with university
medical center and a science park
InSciTe performs internationally leading R&D in
which top-academia and entrepreneurs work side by
side – meeting and working at the physical nucleus
Chemelot
ACADEMIC & ENTREPRENEURIAL
PHYSICAL NUCLEUS AT CHEMELOT
InSciTe has a physical nucleus at Chemelot with
unique, shared R&D infrastructure and other facilities
that attract founding fathers and partners to the same
location
InSciTe is open to other parties and actively seeks
partners – from academia and industry, and from
all over the world – that complement the expertise
of InSciTe and share its ambitions
OPEN TO OTHER PARTNERS
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The Biobased Building Block program
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SPIRE 2 – 2014: Adaptable industrial processes allowing the use of
renewables as flexible feedstock for chemical and energy
applications
Program: three market-driven pathways and decision support:
– Furfural platform: conversion from hemicellulose to furfural, as well as
chemical conversion of furfural towards drop-in and new biobased building
blocks
– HMF platform: conversion from cellulose to HMF as well as multistep
conversion of HMF towards drop-in and new biobased building blocks
– Lignin platform: multistep conversion of lignin towards drop-in and new
biobased building blocks
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Process technological disciplines/ competences:
- Catalytic-chemical processing
- Thermo-chemical processing
- Bio-chemical processing (excl. fermentation)
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Activities – Expertise
The biobased pilot facility is a full service infrastructure to pilot
biobased technologies and processes, open to InSciTe partners and
third parties
Current Partners….
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DSM (NL)
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Chemelot Campus BV (NL)
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Eindhoven University of Technology (NL)
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Maastricht University & Medical Centre (NL)
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Looking for development Partners….
Projects in:
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Furfural tree (also upward/ downward over value chain)
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HMF tree (also upward/ downward over value chain)
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Lignin tree (also upward/ downward over value chain)
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Contact information
Nico Janssen
Program manager Biobased Building Blocks
Phone: +31-6-51544019
Email:[email protected]
www.chemelot-inscite.com
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