©2019 Vertoro - All rights reserved

The Google Android of the Bio-based Economy



To hasten the next oil revolution

At Vertoro, we believe that, apart from the obvious sustainability and environmental issues, the petrochemical industry can teach us many valuable lessons the bio-based world simply cannot at this time; including, but not limited to, on how to make a profit.


Looking at biomass through the petrochemical lens has led to the development of a wholly new platform product: crude lignin oil (CLO).

CLO, analogous to the fossil variety, is the basis for countless downstream applications like chemicals, materials and fuels. For such "app" developments, Vertoro welcomes collaborations with any interested third party. 



Robust. Simple. Flexible.

Our technology is like making espresso. We simply mix a brown powder (lignin) with a solvent (methanol or another polar solvent) at moderate temperatures and pressures.


Our products are char, which can be used in asphalt or as a fertilizer, and crude lignin oil (CLO), which can serve as a feedstock for chemicals, materials and fuels.

CLO samples up to 1 kg can be made available to any interested academic, capital, or industrial party. For this we can use either your own (technical) lignin or one of the analytical grades we have in stock.




Panos Kouris

Co-founder & CTO

Dr. Michael Boot

Co-founder & CEO

Prof. Emiel Hensen

Scientific Advisor


"Oil is like a wild animal.

Whoever captures it has it"

Jean Paul Getty

Geert Cremers

Senior Researcher


Get in Touch

Urmonderbaan 22

6167 RD

Geleen, Netherlands