NWO approval Value from Biomass program - December 11, 2019

Biondoil joins the CHAPLIN program

June 18, 2020

Biondoil has joined the innovative CHAPLIN program that develops asphalt based on lignin in the Netherlands.
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The sector wants to gradually move away from the use of bitumen from petroleum and bioasphalt is already mentioned as a condition in a number of tenders from the government. It is a good replacement for fossil bitumen, the natural supply of which will eventually run out. By the addition of lignin, the asphalt is biobased for 50 % of its composition. The layout process of the asphalt for the roads, can be applied at 30 degrees Celcius, lower temperature than fossil-based asphalt. Carbon footprint savings around 20 % CO2. Moreover, lignin is interesting because, like bitumen, it gives structure and strength to asphalt and fixes CO2 for a longer period.

Besides Biondoil, the CHAPLIN consortium consists of other companies, governments and knowledge parties like: Rijkswaterstaat, the provinces of South Holland, North Brabant, Zeeland, Gelderland, the municipality of Bergen op Zoom, Dura Vermeer, H4A, NTP, Latexfalt, Roelofs Groep, Vertoro, Avantium, Praj, Boskalis, University of Utrecht, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, TNO, Q8 Research and the Asphalt Knowledge Center.

A great deal of efforts of the consortium is focussed on the objective to make asphalt more sustainable and creating a healthy business case that can be scaled up and commercialized within 4 - 5 years. The role of Biondoil within the CHAPLIN program is to provide lignin samples for laboratory testing and testing the lignin in testing road strokes and to become one of the main suppliers eventually.

For more information about the CHAPLIN program:

NWO approval Value from Biomass program - December 11, 2019

Biondoil supported by the National Sustainability Institute of the Netherlands

January 24, 2020

The National Sustainability Institute is supporting Biondoil and is aware of the endless and amazing results that Biondoil can bring.
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Because Biondoil is a real innovation based on Dutch knowledge, the National Sustainability Institute and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands supporting the initiative and decided to give Biondoil a stage in the Transparency House on the ADSW what was also part of the Dutch Trade Mission. Biondoil CEO – Ivar Knopper was guest in the Transparency House that was part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to tell about Biondoil and the successes and investment opportunities for the Biondoil refinery in The Netherlands.

“We support Biondoil to achieve their goals and line up stakeholders that are really ready for change, it is groundbreaking what is happening in the Netherlands in the field of innovation and sharing knowledge, Biondoil is a great example of how we can change the world fast and help Mother Earth recover” thus Kelly Ruigrok – Managing Director National Sustainability Institute from The Netherlands.

The National Sustainability Institute & SGS launched GSES Product Certification methode – Circular Product Footprint.

NWO approval "Value from Biomass" program

December 11, 2019

NWO (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek /The Netherlands Organization for Scientific research) has approved a project within the Value from Biomass program. This project focuses on research into the use of biomass to produce maritime biofuels.
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There is a strong call to make the maritime sector more sustainable. To achieve that, biofuels are an interesting option. At the moment, however, the available technology does not yet meet the demand from the maritime sector. This requires extra development.
In addition to the technical challenge, the research also looks at the development of safe and sustainable supply chains that take into account the needs, knowledge, skills and values of all relevant actors.

The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research finances top researchers, directs Dutch science through programs and manages (inter) national knowledge infrastructure.

NWO approval Value from Biomass program - December 11, 2019

Warming stripes for our planet from 1850 - 2018

September 27, 2019

Global warming plays an important role in the climate change discussion. Although the vast majority of scientists agree on the thread resulting form global warming in terms of climate change, more extreme weather conditions and sea level rise there's also doubt if the urgency is real.
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Please take a look at the impactful translation of global warming data in easy to grasp infographics:
The pattern shown above are the warming stripes for our planet from (left to right) 1850 up to 2018. Each stripe shows the average temperature per year (blue stands for low temperature, red stands for high temperature). If you want to get an insight into warming through the years per continent/region:

The infographics was created by lead scientist Ed Hawkings, National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Reading (UK). Data: Berkeley earth, NOAA, UK Met Office, MeteoSwiss, DWD.