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The Circular Biobased Delta Foundation changed its structure on April 1 to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable and profitable biobased economy. The number of directors has decreased from seven to four. Furthermore, an Acceleration Team has been setup to initiate and implement activities that directly lead to the use of biomass as a raw material for, among others, chemistry, construction, food and packaging materials. For example, the foundation wants to make a significant climate contribution of 10 megatons of CO2 by 2030, which is equal to a quarter of the total target of the Delta region.

 Acceleration team focused on four pillars
The four pillars on which Circular Biobased Delta bases its plan are: business, technology, talent development and ecosystem development. These pillars also form the organization of the Acceleration Team: Joop Groen and Marcel van Berkel for Business Development and Rop Zoetemeyer for technology and economic analysis. In addition, Ralph Simons (Center of Expertise Biobased Economy) is set up for talent development and the Human Capital agenda. Petra Koenders (Green Chemistry Campus) and Cindy Gerhardt (Biotech Campus Delft) are responsible for ecosystem development. The team is coordinated by Jaap Hoogcarspel, former board member of Air Liquide and former cluster commissioner of Port of Rotterdam and Moerdijk. The Circular Biobased Delta Managing Board consists of chairman Willem Sederel, secretary / treasurer Herman de Boon and board member Manon Baartmans (Manager Commercial Port Authority Moerdijk). The vacancy for a fourth board member, also vice-chairman, has been filled and will be announced this week.