• Photanol has won the contest to find the next Dutch SME!

    The FD, the Dutch daily financial newspaper, has set up a contest (‘The New Champions’) to find the next Dutch SME (small or medium size enterprise) that can have a major positive impact on the world. Photanol is proud to announce that it is one of the three companies that has won this contest! According to the six experts of the FD, Photanol, ...

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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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  • 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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  • Photanol featured in Financieel Dagblad (Dutch)

    The Financieel Dagblad is the Dutch daily financial newspaper. This article discusses Photanol’s use of cyanobacteria and which products are already produced. Also, Michiel Lensink argues how Photanol is competing with conventional production of food ingredients, chemical bio-blocks, and bio-fuels. For the full article, please check the following lin...

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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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