Cooperation is at the heart of a healthy business climate. One plus one equals three. A wide variety of businesses looking for products and semi-manufactures that are an answer to traditional fossil fuels have joined forces in Biobased Delta.
They do business with Biobased Delta because it has put a system in place that applies for and wins grants, that shares knowledge, that has feelers out in Western Europe and organises events.
What has been achieved?
- The Green Chemistry Campus has been set up in Bergen op Zoom so that businesses can share their know-how.
- Businesses profit from the network facilitated by Biobased Delta.
- They also enjoy the benefits of the excellent logistics and infrastructure in the delta: ports, trade fairs, events and an efficient website.
- They further profit from the support provided by the provincial and municipal authorities for the initiatives.
- Cooperation with knowledge centres such as Avans and TNO is an inspirational springboard for innovative products.
- Biobased procurement by the provinces allows businesses to penetrate new sales markets.
The main achievement is undoubtedly the awareness that biobased is no longer a niche interest but a factor that businesses have to take seriously: more and more supermarkets are trialling alternative packagings, company canteens are banning plastics and the government is working towards the climate goals.