Dr. Marcel Wubbolts (Corbion): Biobased Innovation and the Circular Economy
Biobased Innovation and the Circular Economy
Dr. Marcel Wubbolts, CTO Corbion
Corbion (www.corbion.com) is the global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives and a leading company in functional blends containing enzymes, emulsifiers, minerals, and vitamins. Corbion utilizes carbohydrates and other renewable resources and utilizes process that are designed by science and inspired by nature to manufacture sustainable product solutions for customers in the food, chemicals and materials industries. There is a necessity to move from the current linear economy models to a more sustainable circular model, where waste is minimized and used as a resource and products are re-used and recycled as much as possible. Corbion is one of the leading companies in the circular economy and is actively advocating the use of CO2 in the form of first and second generation biomass as a resource to develop sustainable products. Several examples of biobased products from Corbion will be presented.