Chemical building blocks for a sustainable future

ARC CBBC is the Dutch national research center that investigates chemical building blocks for novel sustainable energy and materials. We are a public-private organisation in which academic, industrial and governmental partners are cooperating intensively. Our many research projects focus on three themes.

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Functional materials & specialties


Energy carriers

08 October 2020

Looking back on our Annual Symposium

We look back on an inspiring and successful annual symposium! Climate change and global warming urges society to reduce the environmental impact of production processes as well as of our […]

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14 September 2020

ARC CBBC Summer School: the Power of Collaboration

In August we have held the first edition of the ARC CBBC annual summer school organized by the ARC CBBC education committee. The summer school is part of our talent […]

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16 July 2020

Redesigning a miracle: sustainable coatings

A group of leading scientists and product makers from industry have the dream to develop paints and inks which are 0% based on fossil materials and 100% environmentally friendly. ARC […]

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Programme directors

Ben Feringa

Professor of Organic chemistry and molecular sciences
University of Groningen

Bert Weckhuysen

Professor of Inorganic chemistry and catalysis
Utrecht University

Hans Kuipers

Professor of Multi-scale modelling of multiphase flows
Eindhoven University of Technology

Founding partners