Dutch aim for bioplastics domination

By 2050, the Netherlands wants to be one of the top three producers of smart materials in the world

The Dutch government is investing in creating a bio-based economy and hopes to be known as ‘the land of green chemistry’ by 2050. A variety of industry leaders met in the Dutch town of Wageningen earlier this year to discuss innovations in bioplastics.

Bioplastics leaders from across Europe gathered in Wageningen for a symposium organized by the Biobased Performance Materials (BPM) program, where government and industry outlined plans to make the Netherlands one of the largest bio-based economies in the world.

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Tags: sustainable development, biomass, farming land, sugar beat, BPM, subsidies, cellulose materia, carrot waste, resins, biocomposite, Scirocco Bioconcept, flax-fiber composites


PlasticsNews, 2012-12-03.


Audi AG
Avantium Technologies B.V.
Danone GmbH
Forbo Flooring
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (Netherlands)
Royal Cosun
University of Utrecht