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A new start for plant compounds

Four years ago, Greenport Westland and the Province of South Holland joined forces to examine wheth...

14 April 2016

Drop-in approach versus the development of innovative molecules

In October, Cosmetic Valley invited me to Paris to attend an innovation trade fair for the cosmetic...

25 November 2015

Moving forward together

More and more often, I’m hearing the words: chain integration, especially forward, but also backw...

1 June 2015

Inspirational journey

I recently attended a large conference in Portugal. The central theme was ‘plant compounds’. I ...

22 October 2014

Rich in health effects

Make the wishes and needs of your customer’s customer your centre of focus. This is an important ...

5 June 2014

Interview with Bert Pinxterhuis: ‘Centre of Expertise generating inspirational cases’

“I think it would be fantastic if we could initiate new projects in which compounds from the hort...

4 June 2014

Pressing the gas pedal

I first heard about shale gas a few years ago. This summer, the ‘new gold’ was all over the new...

2 October 2013

Combining forces

Not long ago, I and several parties from the Dutch Bio-refinery cluster paid a visit to the Bioraff...

10 July 2013

High value, high burden of proof

During our Profit From Plants event, I drew great inspiration from all the enthusiastic businesses ...

8 May 2013