Welcome to FBBasic!

The Urban Mining Company

About us

FBBasic focuses on the regeneration of raw materials. We do this by transforming linear production- and consumption systems into circular systems, that we strengthen step by step.
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Background

Raw materials are scarce and are becoming increasingly scarce, especially in Europe. Using less raw materials only delays the inevitable just a bit: they run out. This scarcity requires a different view on raw materials: recovery should be the greates source.

Who are we?

FBBasic is a company led by Frans Beckers. FBBasic works with a core team, but moreover with an extensive network of specialists. Our people have lots of in-depth experience and have conducted many circular material projects in the past years, within FBBasic or from previous employment backgrounds.

Our mission

No loss of valuable raw materials! In 98% of the cases current recycling is passive: only with the end-of-use product in our hands we start to think about a way to recover the different parts and raw materials once we no longer use the product. Our mission is to switch to active recycling. This means that in the design stage of a product it is already known how we can recuperate components and raw materials after the useful life of the product.

What we do

Our main topic is the regeneration of raw materials. We develop, support and execute. We help companies, government bodies and other institutions to converse their linear production and consumption systems into a circular system, whether or not based on the principle of Cradle to Cradle®. This not only involves producing companies, but also facility organizations, financial parties, waste management companies, policy makers and logistic service providers.

Our team

FBBasic has its core team, but especially works with an extensive network of experienced specialists.

Prior to founding FBBasic, Frans worked for 15 years in the waste sector, 5 years in the health sector and 7 years at DSM. For more than 15 years, he has focused on recovering raw materials through product and system innovation

 

A number of knowledge domains and competencies are united in the core team. These include: raw materials, materials, product design, project and process management, supply cycle management, refurbishment / recycling and communication. This team directs and edits a project and supports our own companies. Where necessary, specialists from the direct or wider network are called in.

The FBBasic network is inexhaustible, which means that we are always able to put forward knowledge, experience and competence, but also have access to the latest insights and developments, both at companies and knowledge institutions. Collaboration is key in the circular economy. We do this in the Next Generation Coalition, among others, where we bring together knowledge and experience on sustainable employability, circularity and renewable energy.

Frans Beckers

Founder and owner

Core team

A strong team

Our network

An extensive network of experts

Our team

FBBasic has its core team, but especially works with an extensive network of experienced specialists.

Prior to founding FBBasic, Frans worked for 15 years in the waste sector, 5 years in the health sector and 7 years at DSM. For more than 15 years, he has focused on recovering raw materials through product and system innovation

 

Frans Beckers

Founder and owner

A number of knowledge domains and competencies are united in the core team. These include: raw materials, materials, product design, project and process management, supply cycle management, refurbishment / recycling and communication. This team directs and edits a project and supports our own companies. Where necessary, specialists from the direct or wider network are called in.

Core team

A strong team

The FBBasic network is inexhaustible, which means that we are always able to put forward knowledge, experience and competence, but also have access to the latest insights and developments, both at companies and knowledge institutions. Collaboration is key in the circular economy. We do this in the Next Generation Coalition, among others, where we bring together knowledge and experience on sustainable employability, circularity and renewable energy.

Our network

An extensive network of experts

Our services

FBBasic focuses on the four following elements of a circular system. Where necessary we also support in the fields of business model innovation, marketing & communications and change management. We develop, support and execute. Next to this, we operationalize through COFA and we develop supporting IT-applications through Cirmar.

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Product Design

A smart design is crucial to make it possible to regenerate parts and raw materials of a product in the next use phase. Products need to be designed in such a way whereb it is clear in advance what useful life applies, how they are composed, but also how they can easily be disassembled. Important here is that there is no loss of quality.
FBBasic guides the product design, which will eventually lead to a material passport and where needed certification.

Reverse logistics

When building circular systems, efficient reverse logistics is crucial. It is important that no contamination takes place with products and materials that are not designed for circular systems and are still classified as waste. FBBasic cooperates in a network of facilities and logistics organizations, so materials can be collected at the source and possibly aleady be assessed and sorted.

Refurbishment & recycling

Product design and recycling technologies are slowly coverging. If it is already known in the design phase of a product how the product should be disassembled after being used, the proper and affodable technology should be also available. FBBasic works together with companies in the field of these technologies, initiates innovation and brings together questions, answers and companies. And, if necessary, FBBasic can also operationalize the activities through Cofa.

Applications

Regenerated raw materials, to specification, will have to be recognisable and available for the market. This requires a specifically designed material bank, where supply and demand of suitable recycled materials meet. FBBasic facilitates this material bank, C-Bank, through our affiliate Cirmar and bings together supply and demand at the same time.

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1 m3

MOBILE PHONES CONTAINS MORE GOLD THAN 1 M3 GOLD ORE

9 Billion

PEOPLE CAN BE FED IF THE LAYER OF HUMUS ON EARTH IS RESTORED

1 Month

URBANIZATION IS GOING SO RAPIDLY, THAT EVERY MONTH, A NEW CITY OF 18 MILLION PEOPLE CAN ARISE

40 Years

OF PRIMARY COPPER IS LEFT ON OUR GLOBE (US COMMODITY RESEARCH)

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