University of Groningen researchers have discovered a new biochemical process that can convert a sugar derivative into a building block for the polyester PEF, a green alternative for PET bottles. PhD student Willem Dijkman and other Groningen biochemists found an enzyme that can take three of the steps towards that conversion. Industrial partners will now be able to work out the next steps in the process of converting sugar to plastic.
Each episode of the weekly online video magazine Unifocus includes an item related to the University of Groningen, in the fields of research and society, student life, teaching, policy and internationalization.
WEAVE, an ingenious spectrometer with thousands of movable glass fibres, is almost ready for use by astronomers. This has been announced by a team of astronomers and technicians under the leadership of Scott Trager (University of Groningen). The...
Antonis Vakis and Bayu Jayawardhana have been nominated for the 2021 Huibregtsen Prize for their research project ‘Harvesting infinite wave energy with the Ocean Grazer’.
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has granted an ESI-far grant of over €750,000 to the TeSoP project established by UG researchers
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