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news Avantium 05.03.2015

Klaas Jan Schouten was awarded the award for best PhD thesis by the Dutch Chemical Society (KNCV)

Our colleague Klaas Jan Schouten was recently awarded the award for best PhD thesis by the Dutch Chemical Society (KNCV). His thesis, entitled “Electrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction. ...

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press release Avantium 12.01.2015

Avantium sells its crystallization systems business to Technobis

Avantium announces today the successful sale of its crystallization systems business to the Technobis Group. Technobis, Avantium's long time engineering, development and assembly partner, will become the new owner ensuring continued execution of the business unit’s strategy.

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press release Catalysis 16.10.2014

Argonne National Laboratory takes ownership of high throughput catalyst testing platform from Avantium

Argonne National Laboratory purchases Avantium’s catalyst testing platform unit for various catalytic applications. The unit has been designed to significantly enhance the R&D output for various catalytic applications. Argonne scientists are currently working on...

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press release Avantium 10.10.2014

Avantium listed in the 2014 Global Cleantech top 100 & received the European Cleantech Company of the Year Award

Avantium, a leading technology company specialized in the area of advanced catalytic research and renewable chemistry, today announced it is listed in Global Cleantech top 100 and also received the European Cleantech Company of the Year. ...

press release Avantium 10.10.2014

Dr. Gert-Jan Gruter of Avantium awarded as European CTO of the Year 2014

Prof. Richard Parker of Rolls-Royce plc and Dr. Gert-Jan Gruter of Avantium were awarded as CTO of the Year Europe 2014 representing large companies and SMEs, respectively. The award ceremony took place on October 9th in Eindhoven,...

press release Avantium 09.10.2014

Avantium appoints Oskar Slotboom as Chief Commercial Officer

Avantium has announced that it has appointed Oskar Slotboom as its Chief Commercial Officer. Oskar will be responsible for the commercialization and partnering of Avantium’s YXY technology and new development programs. ...

press release Catalysis 02.10.2014

CSIRO speeds up research in energy footprint reduction with Avantium’s Flowrence technology

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) RAMP center based in Melbourne, Australia and Avantium, Amsterdam, the Netherlands announce today a successful first year milestone in their advanced catalyst research on stream. ...

press release Avantium 21.05.2014

Avantium raises €36M Investment from Swire Pacific, The Coca-Cola Company, Danone and ALPLA

Today Avantium announced that it has closed a financing round of €36 million ($50 million) from a consortium of iconic strategic players. This unique consortium consists of Swire Pacific, The Coca-Cola Company, DANONE, ALPLA, and existing shareholders. ...

press release Avantium 21.05.2014

Avantium selected by Cleantech Group as European Cleantech Company of the Decade

Avantium, a leading technology company known for its collaborations with iconic market players such as The Coca-Cola Company and Danone, was named by Cleantech Group (CTG), as....

press release Catalysis 03.03.2014

Abengoa and Avantium completed another successful collaboration

Abengoa and Avantium announce that they have concluded another successful research collaboration for the production of higher value products from ethanol. The research program entailed....

press release YXY 14.11.2013

First 100% biobased T-shirts from recycled PEF bottles

Avantium has made another breakthrough with its PEF (or polyethylene furanoate). It has demonstrated that PEF can also be used to make fibers, and even that PEF bottles can be recycled into....

press release Catalysis 23.10.2013

CompactGTL and Avantium announce successful collaboration

CompactGTL and Avantium announce their successful collaboration in Fischer-Tropsch and syngas-to-products chemistry. The work was done as part of CompactGTL’s programme of continuous improvement...

press release YXY 16.10.2013

Wifag-Polytype and Avantium announce agreement on 100% biobased PEF for thermoforming

Today at the start of the K-show, Wifag-Ploytype and Avantium announced their agreement to collaborate on thermoformed products from 100% biobased PEF. This collaboration will be complementary to collaborations Avantium has in place with The Coca-Cola Company, Danone and ALPLA.

press release Avantium 10.10.2013

Avantium in the 2013 Global 100

This is the fourth year in a row that Avantium is named in the unique list, in which the promise of private clean technology companies from all around the world is highlighted.

press release YXY 30.05.2013

ALPLA joins The Coca-Cola Company and Danone in Avantium’s PEF bottle development

Avantium, a renewable chemicals company, and ALPLA Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH, one of the world’s leading plastic converters, today announced their Joint Development Agreement for the development of PEF bottles.

press release Avantium 28.05.2013

Avantium wins 2013 Innovations in Bioplastic Award

The Bioplastics Council, a special interest group of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, is pleased to announce that Avantium has won the first annual Innovation in Bioplastics Award presented by the SPI Bioplastics Council.

press release Catalysis 20.03.2013

UOP purchases Flowrence Unit for Catalist Testing in Refining Applications

Avantium is announcing the sale of its Flowrence® parallel fixed bed reactor technology for refining applications to UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, for use at UOP’s research laboratory in Des Plaines, IL.

press release Avantium 31.01.2013

Avantium appoints Jonathan Wolfson to its Supervisory Board

Avantium announced the appointment of Jonathan Wolfson to its Supervisory Board. Jonathan Wolfson is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Solazyme.