More than 500 professionals celebrate 5 years Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant - 15.000 Liter bioreactor financed by Bio Base NWE (INTERREG IVB and Enterprise Flanders) inaugurated

16.06.2015

Over 500 people gathered today at the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant to celebrate the 5th anniversary of this pilot facility for biobased processes and products. At this occassion, Minister Philippe Muyters, Flemish Minister for Work, Economy and Innovation inaugurated two new 15.000 Liter bioreactors. These new bioreactors form a significant extension of the innovation and demonstration infrastructure of the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant.

During the celebration, presentations were held by companies such as Evonik and Arcelor-Mittal, highlighting their activities in the biobased economy. Representatives from the European Commission and the Biobased Industries Consortium gave insight on their high ambitions to develop the biobased economy in Europe. After the festive inauguration of the new bioreactors, the day was concluded with a networking reception and guided tours of the pilot facility.

The two 15.000 Liter bioreactors and peripheral equipment inaugurated by Minister Muyters today, were purchased and installed thanks to the financial support of Flanders, the European Regional Development Fund, Interreg IVB and the Province of East-Flanders.

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