BIOeCON is a newly independent privately funded venture, bringing together a network of top scientists and technologists in the field of the conversion of large hydrocarbon molecules. The goal of BIOeCON is to use their expertise and skills to develop new technology to convert biomass, particularly the recalcitrant polymeric biomass residue, in a more efficient and cost-effective way to valuable molecules which can be utilized by the chemical and fuels industry.
BIOeCON is a newly independent privately funded venture, bringing together a network of top scientists and technologists in the field of the conversion of large hydrocarbon molecules.
The goal of BIOeCON is to use their expertise and skills to develop new technology to convert biomass, particularly the recalcitrant polymeric biomass residue, in a more efficient and cost-effective way to valuable molecules which can be utilized by the chemical and fuels industry.
The world is facing serious challenges in the decades ahead. The shortage of low cost energy is strongly influencing the world economy. The answer to this challenge is 'Solar Energy'. There is enough solar energy, the question is how to capture, store and distribute this energy in the most cost-effective way.
Nature has been storing the energy via Photosynthesis in the form of biomass. Only about 1% of the solar energy is converted to terrestrial biomass of which about 1/3 is available for conversion to energy. Research in biomass growth and photosynthesis suggest that the efficiency can be improved up to 10%, while farming of the oceans can increase the total source of biomass even further in the future. Biomass can be considered as an intermediate solution to the time when we can directly farm the energy of the sun via artificial photosynthesis and/or a strongly improved photovoltaic technology.
At present only a small part of the available biomass is effectively used and a lot of biomass residue or waste is produced which can at best be utilized at its low heating fuel value. More effective conversion of biomass waste into higher value transportation fuels and chemicals is a must in order to make biomass an economical route for renewable fuels. What is required are low cost, large scale robust ecological biomass refining processes which can produce the right building blocks for the production of transportation fuels, polymers and/or other specialty chemicals.
To become a creative and fruitful research network which will invent, develop and commercialize breakthrough solutions for the large scale ecological and economical conversion of biomass and biomass wastes to renewable energy, transportation fuels and high value chemicals.
To develop and patent know-how and technology for the cost-effective ecological large scale conversion of biomass.
To commercialize and/or license the above know-how and technology. To champion fast implementation of the technology or parts of the technology, in order to stimulate and contribute substantially to the introduction of 'green' renewable energy, fuels and chemicals to society.
Business & Society: Our business principle is to be 'fruitful' meaning that on top of financial success we wish to excel in the development and implementation of clean and renewable low cost energy which is fruitful for society as a whole today and for future generations to come.
Customers: Our customers can be Energy, Fuel or Process corporations and/or Governmental agencies which share our values for society and fruitful development. Our customers are partners and co-developers of the future, whereby our strengths lie in the area of providing breakthrough inventions, while our partners are champions in the implementation and/or operation of new technology.
Employees: Our employees share the foregoing values and realize that our mission has global humanitarian and societal consequences. This inspires us and fills us all with a passion and energy to provide the solutions which will solve the global energy problems we are facing as fast as possible. We see our employees not as resources, but as co-creators and co-contributors in our mission. Each with his/her special individual talents. Our challenge will be to let these talents shine to the fullest, benefiting the development of the person, our company and society!