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How to build strategic partnerships to further grow the global biobased economy!

1 juli 2021 @ 15:00 - 17:00

One of the main sustainable development goals for the near future is the transit from a fossil-based economy to a biobased economy. To achieve this, mapping the availability and the smart mobilization of bio-commodities will be key. The Netherlands plays a very important international role in the import and logistics of these materials. One of its functions is to act as a Transit Hub, both in terms of volumes, logistics for use inland and transporting to the rest of Europe. Europe needs a great amount of bio-commodities for existing and new applications which can be simply delivered to the Dutch Ports. The Netherlands also qualified itself as frontrunner in technology development where valorisation of biomass and circle economy are key areas. Latin America plays a key role in biomass feedstock supply for different industries but is also looking for future integration in the value chain by adopting technologies. This will create international partnerships between countries in Latin America and Europe to exchange knowledge of biomaterials and technologies to creates common opportunities to the benefit of all parties involved.

To further elaborate on this topic, this Webinar is organised with four speakers who will present information that will shed light on various perspectives, in particular highlighting why the biobased economy and international collaboration is important.

The presentations will be held in English. In addition, a summary of the Webinar will be provided afterwards in Spanish.

The webinar is free of charge, but do not forget to register here!


– Kees Kwant – The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
– Luuk van der Wielen – TU Delft / Platform Bio-economie
– Alan Smith – Avantium NV
– Gillian Phair – ZEROCertified B.V.
– Kristiaan Tetteroo – BioGrowth Development BV

Target audience: Latin America/Spain (Spanish speaking countries)

Date: July 1st, 2021

Duration: 2 hours

Time: 15.00 – 17.00 (GMT+1)

The Webinar will start with an introduction by John Bouterse. Each speaker contribution will be 20 minutes including a Q&A session directly after the presentation is finished. After all speakers have presented and answered questions, the closing statement will be held.

Time schedule:

Introduction by John Bouterse, Platform Bio-economie and
Rodrigo O’Ryan Blaitt, BioGrowth Development

Objective: The role of biomass towards a Net-Zero Society, based on recent IEA results, and policies to realize this.
Speaker: Kees Kwant – Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)

Objective: Sustainability of circular carbon
Speaker: Luuk van der Wielen – TU Delft / Platform Bio-economie

Objective: Avantium Dawn Technology – 2G biorefinery
Speaker: Alan Smith – Avantium NV

Objective: Reducing CO2 as an asset
Speaker: Gillian Phair – ZEROCertified B.V.

Objective: The importance of digitalization in the biobased economy
Speaker: Kristiaan Tetteroo – BioGrowth Development B.V.

Closing statement John Bouterse


1 juli 2021
15:00 - 17:00
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