Companies and universities take a leading role in the development of sustainable chemistry, energy and materials
Renewable energy and sustainable materials, such as coatings and catalysts, are one step closer now that the collaborating parties in the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC) will once again collaborate for five years on making the chemical industry more sustainable. AkzoNobel, BASF and Shell, together with the universities of Eindhoven, Groningen and Utrecht, are investing in developing a large international ecosystem in the field of research and development of green chemistry. The consortium has been supported from the start in 2016 by NWO (Dutch Research Council) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate in the Netherlands. As an open ecosystem the consortium is in search of extending cooperation with other national and international parties.
ARC CBBC directly connects top scientists in the chemical field in the Netherlands with the researchers of the affiliated companies and vice versa. Not only the research facilities of the universities are used, but also those of the companies involved are available. This shows that ARC CBBC is a partnership with enormous potential in the field of sustainability.