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The new lab facilities are intended for the use of the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC), a cooperation between the University of Groningen, Utrecht University, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Dutch Research Council (NWO), the Dutch government and industry. This national research consortium will address the pressing challenges facing the chemical industry and the energy sector as a result of increasing demand for finite natural resources.

Professor Ben Feringa of the University of Groningen is the programme director responsible for the ‘Homogeneous Catalysis, Materials and Synthesis’ cluster. This research cluster works in close collaboration with the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry.

‘Chemical building blocks for a sustainable future’

National research consortium

AkzoNobel, BASF, Shell, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Top Sector Chemistry, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and Utrecht University, the Eindhoven University of Technology and Groningen University today presented their plans for setting up the new Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC). This national research centre will tackle important energy and chemistry issues associated with the growing depletion of the finite supply of raw materials. The partners have made a commitment for several years and are aiming to jointly invest EUR 11 million a year, or 80 - 100 jobs in the knowledge industry.

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