International projects
R&D Institutes / Universities
  • Aston University, Bio-Energy Research Group (United Kingdom)
  • (Germany): Company dedicated to supply products, developments, services, and competence in the field of biorefinery systems, biorefinery technologies and biobased industrial products
  • Fraunhofer Institut für Umwelt-, Sicherheits- und Energietechnik UMSICHT (Germany)  
  • NREL (USA): National laboratory Working on the development of cost effective, environmentally friendly biomass conversion technologies that reduce the dependence on foreign oil, improve our air quality, and support rural economies
  • TNO (The Netherlands)
  • University of Delft (The Netherlands)
  • University of Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
  • University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
  • University of Twente, Research group Thermo-Chemical Conversion of Biomass (The Netherlands)
  • University of Utrecht, Research cluster on Biomass and Bio-energy (The Netherlands)
  • Van Hall institute (The Netherlands)
  • VTT Energy (Finland), Research on a variety of production forms from nuclear to bioenergy, and to other forms of renewable and environmentally friendly forms of energy production


  • Abengoa Bioenergy (Spain)
  • Archer Daniels Midland ADM: One of the world’s largest agricultural processors of soybeans, corn, wheat and cocoa
  • Akzo Nobel (The Netherlands)
  • AVEBE: Global starch company developing starch based solutions for food, feed, paper, building, textiles and adhesives industries
  • Biomass Technology Group BTG (The Netherlands): Company of consultants, researchers and engineers specialised in the sustainable energy production from biomass and waste
  • BP
  • Cargill
  • Cindu (The Netherlands): Refining and processing of crude coal tar into high quality products
  • Cosun (The Netherlands): Producer of natural ingredients and foodstuffs
  • CSM (The Netherlands): The world's largest bakery supplier; global leader in the market for lactic acid and derivatives
  • Delta (The Netherlands): The fourth largest utility company in the Netherlands
  • Deltalinqs (The Netherlands): Ports and industries' association Rotterdam
  • DOW
  • DSM (The Netherlands): Active in nutritional and pharma ingredients, performance materials and industrial chemicals
  • Energy Valley (The Netherlands): Joint Dutch initiative of northern governments, (knowledge) institutions and businesses for the support of the energy economy
  • Essent (The Netherlands): Dutch energy company
  • Heineken (The Netherlands): One of the world’s leading international brewers
  • Iogen (Canada): Biotechnology firm specializing in cellulose ethanol and high quality enzymes for processing of fibres
  • Meneba (The Netherlands): Supplier of high-quality grain derived products for processing in food and non-food applications
  • Nedalco (The Netherlands): Leading producer of ethanol (ethyl alcohol) of agricultural origin in Europe
  • Netherlands refining company NEREFCO (The Netherlands): One of the largest crude oil refineries in Europe
  • NUON (The Netherlands): International group active in the generation, marketing, sale and distribution of electricity, gas and heat, as well as related products and services
  • Purac (The Netherlands): The world's largest producer of natural lactic acid, lactates, gluconates, lactitol, xylitol, lactides and polylactides
  • Port of Rotterdam (The Netherlands): The official site of the Rotterdam port and industry complex
  • Shell Global Solutions: Cutting-edge consultancy and technology services to petrochemical and processing industries
  • Shell Chemicals: Focus on the production of bulk petrochemicals and their delivery to large industrial customers
  • VNP (The Netherlands): The Dutch paper and board association


  • Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (US)
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality LNV (The Netherlans)
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs EZ (The Netherlands)
  • Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment VROM (The Netherlands)
  • SenterNovem (The Netherlands): Agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs for implementing policies on innovation, energy & climate and environment & spatial planning
  • Ministerie EZ, TWA Netwerk


Social organisations
  • Commodity board for horticulture PT (The Netherlands)
  • Greenpeace
  • Milieudefensie (The Netherlands): Friends of the earth Netherlands
  • Product board for livestock, meat and eggs PVE (The Netherlands)
  • Product board for margarine, fats and oils MVO (The Netherlands)
  • Stichting Natuur en Milieu (The Netherlands): The Netherlands society for nature and environment