• Photanol wins voucher of €10.000 at opening of BPF

    Photanol competed in the biobased challenge to win a voucher of 10.000 euro during the grand opening of the Bioprocess Pilot Facility in Delft.  The vouchers, to be used for a pilot in the BPF, were sponsored by the three shareholders of the BPF; Delft University of Technology, Corbion and DSM. 

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  • AkzoNobel and Photanol win prestigious award

    A partnership between AkzoNobel and cleantech company Photanol which aims to harness the power of the sun to make chemicals has won a top award at the 2015 WBM Bio Business Awards. The WBM Bio Business Awards took place on 2 March at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam. The awards honoured the leading innovators in the bio-economy and hosted some of...

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  • AkzoNobel and Photanol developing chemical compounds of the future

    AkzoNobel and cleantech company Photanol have teamed up to develop a process for harnessing the power of the sun to make chemicals. The two companies will work on creating sustainable technology which mimics the way plants use photosynthesis. The aim is to produce “green” chemical building blocks that will eventually replace raw materials AkzoNobel curre...

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  • Photanol featured in article on duurzaambedrijfsleven.nl (Dutch)

    The article called ‘Five ways to transform CO2 from enemy into friend’. According to the writer of the article, Mark Beumer, Photanol has found an excellent way to transform CO2 into fuel. Next to that the possibilities to produce any other product are endless. Head of research at Photanol, Prof. Klaas Hellingwerf, describes the process as R...

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  • The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs mentions Photanol as one of the four leading companies in biobased technology in the Netherlands

    On the 28th of May 2014 Henk Kamp, the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, wrote a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives assessing the government’s policy on biobased technology.  DSM, Corbion, Avantium and Photanol were presented as companies spearheading the development of innovative biotechnology in the Netherlands. The Dutch gove...

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  • Photanol featured in article on C2W magazine (Dutch)

    C2W is a paper for professionals in chemistry, life sciences, lab technology and mechanical engineering. At first Astrid van de Graaf, the author of the article, describes the Photanol process. Later she talks about how Photanol decided to move from bulk chemicals to high margin, small volume specialty and fine chemicals. She concludes the article by discu...

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  • Photanol featured in article on Agro & Chemie (Dutch)

    Argo & Chemie is a website that reports on biobased companies. Michiel Lensink was interviewed by Imke Hamacher in commission of the RVO. The article is about what Photanol has accomplished so far, for example the opening of the pilot plant, as well as what the future opportunities are. For the full article please check the following link: http://www.a...

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  • Photanol moves it’s headquarters

    Photanol has moved it’s headquarters to the brand new Matrix VI building on the Science park in Amsterdam. Matrix VI offers both offices and lab space next to the Science faculty of the University of Amsterdam. “This move enables us to continue our fast growth, while maintaining our connection with the research that takes place at the Universit...

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