Netherlands to Build a Bio-Plastic Green Chemistry Country

Dutch government is investing huge money to play Bio-based economies for the Netherlands, trying for the Netherlands in 2050 to become the country of the world-famous green chemistry. Leaders from all walks of life gathered in the Dutch town Wageningen to discuss Bio-plastics innovation.

In the opening speech, from the Synbra of Assembly President Jan Noordegraaf introduces Sustainable Development Plan of the Government of the Netherlands, which involves the production of biomass, the biomass input chain and the production of green chemicals and materials. He said that, in 2050 the Netherlands strive to the top three of the big country among global smart materials production.

Noordegraaf said: Netherlands will soon enter a new golden era, it has a unique condition to build green bio-based economy. The Netherlands has strong universities and chemical companies, solid foundation of expertise, and also launched a number of R & D programs, including BPM itself and BE-Basic. BE-Basic is a global public-private partnership plan, funded by the Government of the Netherlands. Noordegraaf said, the vast arable land in the Netherlands, which is an important green beans growing country, and green beans in a bio-plastic materials has incomparable advantages. He added that the bio-plastics industry also gets financial support from many sources. The amount of money put into bio-plastics joint research will reach 445 million Euros in 2015. The industry has pledged to invest the funds will be higher than 100 million Euros, of which 30% comes from SMEs. The BPM program initiated in March 2010 will also provide a large amount of money, to help the Dutch to develop bio-material producing country. BPM gets E 4,000,000 funds invested by industry. in addition, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs also allocated 400 million Euros.

Karin Weustink, the Dutch Ministry of Economic, Agriculture and Innovation Affairs said at the meeting, the Dutch government also hopes to reduce bureaucracy, and actively promote this program. She said: We will try to make financing easier, for example, with the signing of the credit agreement to replace the traditional government subsidies, and directly introduced foreign capital and so on. It is important to support small and medium enterprises too, for example, they can get the loan guarantees.

In the discussion at the meeting, a number of industry leaders have introduced biological material projects what being implemented in the industry. For example, the Dutch sugar beet growers Alliance Royal Cosun announced that prepare a carrot residue-based composites for commercial use. Audi also introduced its Scirocco Bioconcept biological concept car. The car as much as possible adopts sustainable development processes and materials, including flax fiber composite materials in the doors.