In the Biobased Delta, authorities from the provinces of Zeeland, North Brabant and South Holland work together with small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), multinationals and knowledge institutions on expediting a biobased economy. The programmes and activities are definitely not aimed solely at large enterprises. ‘We also have a great deal to offer to small and medium-sized enterprises,’ asserts Rop Zoetemeyer, managing director of Biobased Delta.
He has been at the helm of Biobased Delta since April 2016, succeeding Willem Sederel, who now covers international affairs on the board. Zoetemeyer was Chief Technology Officer at Corbion for many years and also works as advisor for Cosun. The people on the board and the supervisory board of Biobased Delta are an enthusiastic and motivated group of experienced persons, in his opinion. Their good contacts with authorities, the business community, knowledge institutes and other relevant parties open doors right up to the highest level. ‘A good example is the construction of a large-scale biorefinery for wood chips in the port of Rotterdam. We have now found a party for it which is seriously interested in investing.’
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