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

26 June 2019

Catalysis Connected

The World and also the catalysis world is changing fast. Collaboration and cross cutting research is the heart of new scientific discoveries. The Netherlands played, plays and will play a […]

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28 May 2019

Professor Hans Kuipers awarded with Zhang Dayu Lectureship

We are proud to announce that Professor Hans Kuipers, one of our Programme Directors and Professor of the Multi-scale Modelling of Multi-phase Flows group at Eindhoven University of Technology, delivered […]

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25 April 2019

Annual symposium in Eindhoven

On Tuesday 16 April, we enjoyed the second annual ARC CBBC symposium, celebrating the visit of our international Scientific Advisory Board for evaluation of this year’s research proposals. This year, […]

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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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