The company

FeedstocksUnited is a recent biotechnology start-up based in The Netherlands, which has patented a completely new concept for bioproduction of commodities using non-food, one-carbon compounds as feedstock. The company intends to develop proof of principles of this concept, establish a strong IP position and commercialize the technology and IP. We seek to team up with R&D and investing partners to achieve these goals.

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Jan de Bont, Managing Director

  • Participant in FeedstocksUnited (2019 - present).
  • Participant in Moralco until 2017.
  • Senior researcher at Abengoa, Spain until 2015.
  • R&D director at Royal Nedalco until 2012
  • Part-time professor at Delft University of Technology until 2007
  • Senior Researcher at the Dutch Research Institute TNO until 2006
  • Professor of Industrial Microbiology at Wageningen University until 2000.
  • Inventor on 12 patent applications and author of 200 scientific papers.
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Jan Wery, R&D advisor

  • Technical Lead Biobased Innovations a.i. at Corbion (2020-present).
  • Participant in FeedstocksUnited (2019 - present).
  • Technical Program Manager at Corbion Netherlands (2013-2019).
  • Science Director at Dyadic International (2007-2013).
  • Senior Scientist at TNO Netherlands (2002-2007).
  • Senior Scientist at Friesland Foods Corporate Research (2000-2001).
  • Postdoc at the Wageningen University (NL) and Rutgers University (USA) (1997-2000).
  • Molecular microbiologist by training and PhD from the Wageningen University.
  • Inventor on 12 patent applications and author of 30 scientific papers.
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Bart Swinkels, IP Director

  • Participant in FeedstocksUnited (2019 - present).
  • Partner at NLO (2003- present).
  • Patent Attorney at NLO (2000-2002).
  • Director IP at Pharming (1998-2000).
  • Patent Attorney at DSM (1997-1998).
  • Trainee patent attorney at Gist-brocades (1994-1997).
  • Scientist at Gist-brocades (1991-1993).
  • Postdoc at UC San Diego (USA) (1990–1991).
  • Postdoc at The Netherlands Cancer Institute (1989).
  • PhD in Molecular Biology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute (1989).
  • MSc in Chemistry, University of Amsterdam (1985).
  • Co-author on 28 publications, including 4 patents. 
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Ger Bemer, Business

  • Business coach  (2013-present)
  • CEO SVZ Industrial products  (2011-2013)
  • Executive Boards Royal Cosun  (2011-2013)
  • CEO Royal Nedalco  (2001-2011)
  • Unilever, various positions in Europe, Afrika and South America (1979-2001)
  • MSc from Eindhoven University and PhD from Delft University in Chemical Engineering.
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Hans Hasse, Chemical process engineering

  • Technical consultant for FeedstocksUnited (2019 - present)
  • Full professor of Thermodynamics, University of Kaiserslautern (since 2008)
  • Full professor of Thermodynamics and Fluid Separation Processes, University of Stuttgart (1998 - 2008)
  • R&D Engineer, BASF Ludwigshafen (1995 - 1998)
  • 45 patents, many of them on formaldehyde and trioxane process technology
  • Author of more than 350 scientific papers.