An inspirational session and networkevent about Bio Based with Johan Sanders (Universiteit Wageningen), Ton Runneboom (Bio Based platform), Arij van Berkel (Lux Research) and Nico van Dooren (Port of Rotterdam).

Johan Sanders is emeritus professor Bio based Research at Wageningen University. By researching developments in the field of Bio-economy, small-scale biorefineries, small-scale production of commodity chemicals, sustainability and fermentation technologies, he creates a bridge between bio based and chemicals.

Ton Runneboom was the initiator of nowadays known rapport of Deloitte: ‘Opportunities for the fermentation based chemical industry in Northwestern Europe‘ as the former director of the Biobased and Business Platform. Ton is educated as a chemical engineer and has international experieces as a manager in the chemical industry at Dow Chemical and Teijin in Japan. He will give some insights in predictions versus reality and the sustainability value of biobased.

As an engineer from Eindhoven, Arij van Berkel was responsible for Innovation & Chemicals at TNO and he recently became Research Director at Lux Research. Arij  worked long at the intersection of chemistry and bio based and will give us insight about opportunities for bio based, also from the perspective of the city.

Nico van Dooren is responsible for both existing accounts and business development in the field of Energy & Industry at the Port of Rotterdam. Having had different development roles at the company he is well placed to give some insight into the development of a bio based cluster in the port of Rotterdam.

A panel discussion will be moderated by Fred van Beuningen, director of Clean Tech Delta and active follower of bio based business opportunities. Fred is also member of the bio based and business platform.

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