The re-use of the by-product hydrochloric acid to generate valuable compounds

For AkzoNobel, the project concerns the re-use of the by-product hydrochloric acid to generate valuable compounds, thereby aiming to close the raw material loop, to reduce the carbon footprint and to support the circular economy approach. To be able to do this in an economically viable process, new chemistry and catalysts will need to be developed.


Marcel Schreuder Goedheijt

Director Strategic research group
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals

Bert Weckhuysen

Professor of Inorganic chemistry and catalysis
Utrecht University