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Bio-based chemicals

Avantium has developed YXY – a family of green chemical compounds for the making of bio-based materials that can compete with traditional hydrocarbon derivatives on both price and performance.

Avantium is based in Amsterdam and was IPOed in March 2017.

Why We invested

Trend – Most of today chemicals are still petrol based, but more and more producer seek to develop more sustainable products driven by the “green” expectation of the end consumers.

Strengths – Leveraging it high throughput catalysis business, Avantium has developed  a unique process to produce the building block FDCA to commercialize the first 100% biobased polyester with blockbuster market potential in packaging materials for beverages and food.

Development thesis – Aster Capital is supporting Avantium to develop partnerships with industrial companies like Solvay but also with large brand owners like The Coca-Cola Company and Danone.

Related news article

ALPLA joins The Coca-Cola Company and Danone in Avantium’s PEF bottle development

30 May 2013

Amsterdam (The Netherlands) - Avantium, a renewable chemicals company, and ALPLA Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH, one of the world’s leading plastic converters, today announced their Joint Development Agre

Avantium and The Coca-Cola Company sign partnership

15 December 2011

Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Avantium today announced an agreement with The Coca-Cola Company to further co-develop Avantium's YXY technology. The objective is to make biobased plastic PEF a suitable

Rhodia and Avantium to jointly develop biobased polyamides

24 January 2012

Paris (France) and Amsterdam (the Netherlands) - Rhodia, member of the Solvay Group, and Avantium announced today that they have entered into a partnership to jointly develop a range of new bio-based

CSIRO speeds up their research in energy footprint reduction with Avantium’s Flowrence® technology

02 October 2014

Amsterdam (The Netherlands) - The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation RAMP center based in Melbourne (Australia) and Avantium announce today a successful first year milestone

Avantium was awarded as CTO of the Year Europe 2014!

10 October 2014

 Avantium was awarded as CTO of the Year Europe 2014 representing large companies and SMEs, respectively. The award ceremony took place on October 9th in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, by EIRMA and Spin

Avantium, Ioxus and BuildingIQ listed in the 2014 Global Cleantech 100

10 October 2014

Featuring companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges, Global Cleantech top 100 represents the private companies with the highest potential to make the most si