The Biobased Delta cluster is a European frontrunner for a biobased economy. Biobased Delta combines a strong agricultural sector, a large and innovative agro-food industry, a large chemical industry and an extensive, well-developed infrastructure. In the bioeconomy cluster, entrepreneurs, R&D institutes and policymakers cooperate closely on innovations to transform regional biomass into competitive biobased products like agrofood, paper, biochemicals, biobased materials and biofuels.
The Biobased Tour will be a journey along the agricultural and industrial sites of West Brabant. Here, new value chains are being developed by connecting the agricultural production of biomass (sugarbeet, potatoes, tomatoes, algae, marine biomass and also new crops) to processing facilities such as Cosun, a sugar company where building blocks for the chemical industry are being processed by extracting components in the biorefinery processes into high value extracts. These new resources are being used by chemical companies like Sabiq to develop biochemical products. The Biobased Delta cluster is responsible for the deployment of this new economy. The cluster managers provide services for the connection between agro and chemical sectors and other relevant triple helix partners. The cluster management provides innovation services to explore the innovative ideas and drive them on to new technologies, products and businesses.
Cluster organisation: Biobased Delta, ZLTO (The Southern Agriculture and Horticulture Organization)
Cluster Manager: Willem Sederel (Biobased Delta)
Cluster Guides: Vincent Lokin (AFC), Roel Clement (ZLTO)