Video’s

12 May 2022

A metallic duo to improve catalysts, by Kristiaan Helfferich (UU)

Prof. Petra de Jongh already mentioned it when she was hosted by the Dutch NPO Radio 1: young researchers are very eager to work on today’s challenges in making chemistry […]

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25 March 2022

Turning Carbon Dioxide into Fuel

ARC CBBC PhD candidate Sobhan Neyrizi from Twente University about turning carbon dioxide into fuel All around us in the air there is CO2. We would like to reuse this […]

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23 March 2022

A light-based thermometer to change chemistry, by Daan Groefsema (UU)

Are you curious how a new type of thermometer can contribute to our mission to greenify chemistry? Watch Daan’s pitch about his research! Recently, a selection of our PhD-candidates followed […]

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22 February 2022

Doe maar Duurzaam

Om grote stappen te maken in de verduurzaming van de chemische industrie moeten we vele talenten en disciplines met elkaar verbinden en samenwerken. Bert Weckhuysen in RTL Doe Maar Duurzaam: […]

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03 February 2022

Without catalysis no energy transition?

We talked about the importance of catalysts during EIES21. Almost all current chemical processes are working because of catalysts. Working on new sustainable and circular chemistry means that you need […]

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02 February 2022

Chemistry is everywhere. Always. Also in coatings!

Traditionally coatings are made to protect and to color an object. Nowadays coatings can also be made to have more functionalities. They can be self-cleaning or self-healing for example.   […]

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Earlier video's

Publication | Water Barrier Properties of Resin-Stabilized Waterborne Coatings for Paperboard

The replacement of plastic packaging by paperboard can significantly contribute to meet the sustainability goals in important application fields, such as in food packaging. The (water) barrier properties of paperboard-based […]

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Did you know that the package of a milk carton is more complex than it looks?

The shelf-life and safety of food increased enormously due to the use of food packaging in such way that we cannot imagine a life without food packaging. Consequently, with the […]

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It is important to work together, especially when you want to change things.

“There are so many possibilities to work together on a global scale.” We were honoured by the visit of former Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende to our Reinventing Chemistry Event […]

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Imagine you have a huge box of Lego bricks but you only know how to build a cube

You can build so much more from molecules. Nicole van Leeuwen (UvA) explains in her video what you can make out of various molecules.

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The ARC CBBC PhD candidates: diverse team of talented researchers!

Methane is by far the most abundant organic molecule on our planet and is an important waste product from the chemical industry. It can re-used however by applying the right […]

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The future is bright!

One hour of sunlight provides enough energy of global demand of one year? Did you know? Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could use solar energy to generate electricity and […]

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From the lab to the plant. Nothing is impossible!

A lot of research is done, but how do we upscale and how can we make sure that the process is economical as well as sustainable. Hans Kuipers explains a […]

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Can we get inspiration from nature?

Using light to understand and turn catalysis upside down. A interview with Bert Weckhuysen. We want to make refiners of the future not or at least not completely based on […]

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The future is exciting and bright!

Green transformations and materials. Ben Feringa explains how joint efforts and the unique infrastructure and equipment within ARC CBBC contribute to new sustainable chemistry. Building blocks from green materials such […]

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Coatings from nature

George Hermens (RUG) introduces us to coatings from nature. During the ARC CBBC lustrum event he explained his research for more sustainable coatings. In his research he focusses on the […]

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PhD’s making a difference

Illustrating how research can make the difference for society, ARC CBBC PhD students learned to create vlogs and podcasts about their research work. Sharing a common vision of sustainability, our […]

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Reinventing Chemistry Together

Chemistry is everywhere. It is in our everyday consumer products. At the same time, it lies at the heart of some of the world’s present-day concerns. Driven by the potential […]

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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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Production of valuable products. We are on the right track, it is working!

We visited the ARC CBBC lab at Eindhoven University of Technology for a video recording of the new generation of talents at work, as part of the Reinventing Chemistry Together […]

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Pitch training: MY research what’s in it for YOU?

Our PhD students followed a pitch training entitled “My research, what’s in it for you?”. The workshop was about pitching your research to a lay audience. Experienced trainers from Vrije […]

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Will we actually be able to convert CO2 into something useful, just like the plants do?

Akansha Goyal (UL) uses renewable electricity to electrochemically convert CO2 into value added products. Listen how joint efforts work on a carbon neutral energy future.

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What if we only produce valuable products from methane?

We work on a completely different process to break down methane into its two elements: hydrogen and carbon. Listen to Morteza Hadian one of our PhD students at TU/e who […]

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Paint your object with just one layer

How many layers do you need for good protection? In his research Ellard Hooiveld (WUR) is investigating if we can create a paint with which one layer is enough.  

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The art and science of making and analyzing catalysts

For the sake of the planet materials need to produced with a reduced ecological footprint. Therefore catalysts need to be improved. They must result in chemicals with higher purity, less […]

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A new generation of talents at work

We visited the ARC CBBC lab at Universiteit Utrecht for a video recording of the new generation of talents at work, as part of the Reinventing Chemistry Together symposium. An […]

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Dare to explore the unknown paths

“Dare to explore unknown paths”, is how Professor Ben Feringa described the essence of the central role of PhD candidates in the ARC CBBC program. Yesterday we visited the ARC […]

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Loosening the bonds of methane to break free from carbon dioxide

Small Molecule Activation An ARC CBBC multilateral research program in collaboration with BASF and Shell. Curious to see more of the multilateral research program on Small Molecule Activation? Watch the […]

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A sustainable coating

ARC CBBC Hung Chien Lin (RUG)

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Recycling CO2

ARC CBBC Francesco Mattarozzi (UU)    

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New generation of solar panels

ARC CBBC Bas van Gorkom (TU/e)

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Sustainable paint made from biomass

ARC CBBC Lukas Wolzak (UvA)  

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Sustainable coatings for containers

ARC CBBC Linda Eijsink (RUG)

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Recycling hydrocloric acid

ARC CBBC Bas Terlingen (UU)  

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ARC CBBC in a nutshell

ARC CBBC is a national advanced research center for excellent research in major complex chemistry and energy related societal challenges

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Feedstock for sustainable plastic

ARC CBBC Sophie van Vreeswijk (UU)    

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Opening speech Marjan Oudeman

Opening speech Marjan Oudeman – Official launch ARC CBBC 10 may 2016  

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Prof. Bert Weckhuysen – Functional materials

Bert Weckhuysen – inorganic chemistry and catalysis

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Prof. Hans Kuipers – Energy Carriers

Prof. Hans Kuipers – chemical engineering

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Prof. Ben Feringa – Coatings

Prof. Ben Feringa – organic chemistry and nanotechnology

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Launch ARC CBBC

On 10 May 2016, the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC) celebrated its official start. Potential participants from science and industries were informed about the ARC CBBC […]

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