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

17 October 2019

Infographics Workshop: visualising scientific data

Halfway through September, a group of twelve ARC CBBC researchers worked on their visual communication skills. In a two-day training they learned all about the necessary tools to create beautiful […]

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14 October 2019

Matteo Monai wins ‘Young Researcher of the Year’ Eni award

We are proud to announce that Matteo Monai has won the Eni award for ‘Young Researcher of the Year’. Every year, this award is presented to two researchers under the […]

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01 October 2019

A look inside the Utrecht hub with scientific director Bert Weckhuysen

In the latest edition of the Verf&Inkt (Paint&Ink) Magazine, Bert Weckhuysen gives us a look into the lab of the Utrecht hub. That is where part of the research for […]

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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

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