Chemical building blocks for a sustainable future

ARC CBBC is the Dutch national research center that investigates chemical building blocks for novel sustainable 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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Energy carriers

Functional materials & specialties

Coatings

17 July 2018

Meet our people… Lukas Wolzak

PhD candidate Lukas Wolzak from the University of Amsterdam is exploring new catalysts that make paints more sustainable. In this ARC CBBC bilateral project, industrial partner AkzoNobel wishes to find […]

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13 July 2018

Annual Report 2017: defining a strategic agenda

The title of the ARC CBBC Annual Report 2017 is ‘Towards a sustainable route for the synthesis of chemical building blocks’. This public version of ARC CBBC’s Annual Report 2017 […]

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29 June 2018

ARC CBBC starts with sustainable paint and catalysts

The Dutch research center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium, which investigates the sustainable molecules and materials of the future, is starting with two large new research lines. In its first two […]

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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