The consortium consists of 11 companies from 8 countries

Synvina CV

Synvina aims to become market leader in the production and marketing of furandi­carboxylic acid (FDCA), which is produced from renewable resources, as well as the marketing of the new polymer polyethyl­enefuranoate (PEF). FDCA is a building block for various products, most significantly the polyester PEF, which is suitable for use in the packaging industry, for example. By offering superior characteristics such as improved barrier properties and higher mechanical strength compared to conventional plastics, PEF challenges long-established products like conventional PET, aluminum or glass bottles.”

Avantium Chemicals BV

Avantium is a leading chemical technology company and a forerunner in renewable chemistry. Together with its partners around the world, Avantium develops efficient processes and sustainable products made from biobased materials. Avantium offers a breeding ground for revolutionary renewable chemistry solutions. From invention to commercially viable production processes.


We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation, we support our customers in nearly every industry in meeting the current and future needs of society. BASF aims to strengthen its position as the world’s leading chemical company. We describe how we intend to achieve this in our “We create chemistry” strategy. BASF’s products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring good nutrition, and improving quality of life. Sustainability and innovation will be significant driving forces!


The long-term vision of Tereos is the valorization of agricultural raw materials and the development of quality food products. Tereos is a leader in the sugar, alcohol and starch markets. Through 49 industrial sites in 16 countries and the commitment of its 23,000 employees, Tereos supports its customers close to their markets with a broad and complementary range of products. In 2016/17, the Group achieved a turnover of €4.8 billion.

OMV Machinery S.R.L

OMV MACHINERY S.R.L. is the direct heir of OMV Divisione Meccanica, a company founded in 1963 to design and build thermoforming machines. OMV exports its machines since the early 70's. The company stands for refined technique, outstanding quality and ability to provide custom-made solutions.

Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner

ALPLA is one of the leading companies in plastic packaging. Around 18,300 employees worldwide produce custom-made packaging systems, bottles, closures and moulded parts at 172 sites across 45 countries. The high-quality packaging is used in a wide range of areas, including for food and drinks, cosmetics and care products, household detergents, washing and cleaning agents, engine oils and lubricants. ALPLA celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2015.

Croda Nederland

Located next to the city centre of Gouda, Croda Netherlands is the largest manufacturing site of Croda. We supply a range of natural based specialities and oleo chemicals to a wide range of customers from different industries. At Croda Netherlands, we are also the Research and Development, Marketing and Sales department for our Coatings and Polymers team. We consider sustainability a high priority, not only for our employees, but also for our neighbours, our customers and the environment.

Nestec S.A.

Nestec S.A. offers commercial research and consulting services to Nestlé S.A. and its subsidiaries. The company also provides scientific research and technological development services. The company is based in Vevey, Switzerland. Nestec S.A. operates as a subsidiary of Nestlé S.A.

Lego System

The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK, Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials.

Spinverse Oy

Spinverse is the Nordic leader in innovation consulting, specialised in driving open innovation ecosystems, arranging funding and commercialising emerging technologies. We believe in innovative solutions in industries such as health, electronics, ICT & security, bioeconomy & renewables, manufacturing and energy to tackle the major global challenges.


nova-Institute is a private and independent institute, founded in 1994; nova offers research and consultancy with a focus on bio-based and CO2-based economy in the fields of feedstock, techno-economic evaluation, markets, sustainability, dissemination, B2B communication and policy. Today, nova-Institute has 25 employees and an annual turnover of more than 2.5 million €.