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


17 September 2018

Come and play at the Weekend van de Wetenschap

Come and play our interactive game at the Weekend van de Wetenschap.

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20 July 2018

Climate ambitions beyond 2030

“The brand new Dutch climate agreement speaks ambition. The Netherlands want to emit 49% less greenhouse gases in 2030 and structurally 95% less in 2050, compared to the starting year […]

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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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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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