The winner of the Bio-Based Chemical Innovation of the Year (Europe) 2016 was BioBTX for their terephthalic acid from crude glycerine which has made it possible to convert waste streams, with high efficiencies into valuable products.
Dr. Niels schenk, chief technology officer at biobtx on winning the award; “biobtx has developed technology to convert crude glycerin from biodiesel production into key chemical building blocks such as para-xylene. With these chemical building blocks, it is possible to make performance materials out of biomass. We are very honoured and proud that the international jury of independent industry experts selected us for the award! We have been working hard with a dedicated team of motivated people and it feels great to see our efforts rewarded. It motivates us to continue to get our technology further to the market. So make sure you follow our developments!”