The Bio4Products project (4x4, demonstrating a flexible value chain to utilise biomass functionalities in the processing industry) aims to make use of bio-resources such as straw, bark, forest residues and sunflower husks for a more environmentally-friendly future.

The innovative approach of Bio4Products is to apply a short thermal treatment (fast pyrolysis) at elevated temperature enabling the fractionation of the bio-resource, but keeping the key chemical functionalities in separate, depolymerised fractions. Within the project the process will be demonstrated in a 3 t/d demo-plant.

Subsequently, Bio4Products will demonstrate the use of the resulting intermediate processing streams for the production of wood preservation products, furanic resins and phenolic resins as cost-effective renewable alternatives for fossil resources in the conventional products (30-100% substitution). Each of the steps in the whole chain has at least been proven on bench-scale (TRL5) and should reach TRL 6-7 by execution of this project. The feedstock flexibility will be shown by demonstrating the complete chain for four different biomass resources representative for the majority of biomass resources available in Europe.

Bio4Products brings together a unique blend of organisations and expertise, and is led by BTG Biomass Technology Group from the Netherlands. industrial partners from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands will demonstrate the viability of the new value chains on their existing product lines; with support from expert partners in the United Kingdom and Belgium. 


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Project Coordinator

  • B.T.G. Biomass Technology Group, Netherlands

Project partners 

  • Hexion, Germany
  • TransFurans Chemicals, Belgium
  • E4tech, United Kingdom
  • Capax Environmental Services, Belgium
  • Greenovate! Europe, Belgium
  • Foreco, Netherlands