The textile and construction sectors are facing a significant challenge in terms of reducing CO2 emissions in the years ahead.

The project "BIO-CAPPP | Biorizon Application Center" seeks to identify sustainable alternatives to fossil-based building materials, particularly bio-aromatics, which are present in no less than 40% of all surrounding products like paints, adhesives, insulating materials, textiles, and foams.

Aromatics are presently produced from fossil-based raw materials, and this has negative consequences for the environment and the climate.

At the Biorizon Application Centre, six project partners are developing aromatics from vegetable waste and turning them into products for the construction and textile industries. This enhances the products' durability and gives them superior features like fire resistance, colors, flexibility (through plasticizers), and UV resilience.

On Tuesday 25th January from 13:00 to 14:30, we will introduce you to the BIO-CAPPP project and explore its potential applications in textiles and plastics. Additionally, we will provide guidance on how to utilize our results.


  • Welcome and introduction to the workshop | Myriam Vanneste - Centexbel
  • General presentation of BIO-CAPPP | Kelly Servaes - vito
  • Presentation Avans & Centexbel regarding the application possibilities
    • Turning lignin into chemicals and materials for high-end applications  | Sandra Corderí Gándara - VITO-Avans
    • Bio-additivation: Towards fully biobased end products | Stijn Corneillie - Centexbel
    • Nature in coatings | David De Smet – Centexbel
    • Cooperation possibilities via the Voucher system | Kelly Servaes – vito

  • Q&A

More information on BIO-CAPPP


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Interreg Flanders-Netherlands

The BIO-CAPPP project has a total budget of €4.3 million and is co-funded by Interreg Flanders-Netherlands, the cross-border cooperation program with financial support from the European Regional Development Fund, the provinces of Antwerp, East-Flanders and North Brabant and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.

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Project partners

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In the BIO-CAPPP project, partners from Flanders and the Netherlands are working intensively together.