Mission Vision

Liquid CO2 as a new source of energy
The transformation of liquid CO2 into high-impact biochemical solutions

We know CO2 as one of the main threads resulting in global temperature rise. There's much debate about the capture and underground storage of CO2.
Biondoil however captures CO2 in bio-ethanol refining and will subsequently use CO2 as a raw material for environmentally-friendly chemical processing in addition to fertilising applications.

"Creating a humane society through partnerships,
technologies and inclusion"

The Biondoil business story; mission & vision in a nutshell

The core values of the BIONDOIL philosophy:
We want to be a stepping stone towards a better world by creating sustainable solutions for fundamental human needs such as clean drinking water, renewable energy and related values such as respect for nature and biodiversity.

We can’t cover everything. Our added value is our expertise in next generation development of sustainable renewable biofuels and chemicals to provide climate friendly energy solutions and living conditions for all. We focus on non-disruptive short to midterm circular processes to (help to) create these solutions.

Co-creation and co-production are essential to reach these goals. We need to be innovative, parties with different backgrounds need to share their knowledge to make it happen. We firmly believe in creating win-win solutions for the benefit of all.

Climate change and valuable living conditions for everyone are our primary drivers.
“Climate change is apparent and inspires us morally to change the way we use natural resources and to find sustainable alternatives. Today’s challenge for tomorrow is to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide produced to halt climate change ….”.

Biondoil history & founders

Biondoil wants to be the world leader in the production of sustainable fuels and chemicals. Empowering local communities worldwide to thrive, enhancing knowledge and education, enforcing biodiversity and social inclusion. This vision was created by Dr Hennie Zirkzee MSc and Jos Kraaijeveld, the two founders back in 2014.

Biondoil management team

The last two years Biondoil expanded to become the team of today incorporating all needed skills and experience to make our dream reality. The Management Team consists of the following members:

Ivar Knopper (Chief Executive Officer)
Ivar is an investor and accomplished executive with domestic and international experience in sales, operations and marketing involving both start-ups and growth organizations. A people and process oriented leader with proven success in the capital markets, high-tech projects and the fin-tech and telecom industry. An outstanding track record of entrepreneurship and operational leadership. Most comfortable in complex and demanding environments while remaining a human being with pragmatism and focus.

Hennie Zirkzee (Chief Operations Officer)
Hennie studied chemical engineering and completed a PhD at Eindhoven University. The start of a career that took Hennie from companies like General Electric, Eastman and Glencore into entrepreneurship. With all of his experience and know-how Hennie is fully committed to make a contribution to reduce the impact of the fuel and chemical industry on our climate.

Jos Kraaijeveld (Chief Financial Officer)
Jos studied Business Administration at Erasmus University, specialising in financial management. Jos started his career in banking. From a small boutique investment bank to Rabobank. Jos too decided to take up the challenge of entrepreneurship some 15 years ago leveraging on his investment and banking experience.

Paul Selders (Chief Climate Officer)
Paul Selders has extensive management experience in project development, renewable technology and international sales in the biomass to energy sector. He was Managing Director of several Pon entities, managing companies in renewable energy business and trading. Last 10 years structured and operated new biomass supply lines for utilities taking care of ecosystems and social environments he works in. Paul holds a MSc of Business Administration at Erasmus University.

Flip Wegner (Chief Digital/Design/Data Officer)
Flip started his professional career at Philips Corporate Design and Philips Advanced Development as industrial designer. It resulted in becoming interaction design / user experience pioneer and co-founder of the internationally renowned design consultancy Eden/Eden Spiekermann. From 2010 he expanded design to full-circle development of digital working environments in the banking, health and educational arena. With lots of expertise in strategic thinking, corporate branding, (digital) communication as well as experience in consulting and creating start-ups Biondoil is the perfect place to be of all skills needed. Also great guys to share the journey.

Beads on a string; an insight in our business models

Primary focus is our Rotterdam bio-ethanol refinery. As a source we use second generation biomass (remaining parts of trees logged for timber from sustainable forest - no biomass also applicable for food). Our main product will be bio-ethanol primarily to be used for motorised transport of people and goods. Also other products result from the refinery process such as a.o. liquid CO2 and lignin.
We can sell the bio-ethanol to industrial partners (e.g. as added component in fuel for concenventional car and trucks) but we also look into the possibilities of a new type of engine: the bio energy cell. Also liquid CO2 is an interesting source as glasshouse industry vertilizer component (plants need CO2 to grow). However liquid CO2 can also be a source resulting in e.g. bio based coatings in the shipping industry. Last but not least the knowledge about these processes can be re-used in our concept of bio hubs for rural areas. One business model leads to another business model. The business models are related and to a certain extend also applicable independent of the other models.
As said: business models are beads on a string increasing the potential succes factor and reducing the risk of external factors.

For more information about our current set of business models: