The KNN Bioplastic team and team of Prof Francesco Picchioni, Product Technology research group of ENTEG, have started a new collaboration on making biodegradable technical foams a reality.
The ambition of the consortium is to transform the foaming industry by supplying sustainable biopolymer foams. Foams are an essential material in our everyday lives and are used in bedding, isolation, fashion & footwear. Although foams enable superior material qualities, their environmental impact is unfortunately still significant.
The NEXTGEN BIOFOAM consortium uses innovative biopolymers to produce biodegradable foams for high-end applications based on a market driven demand. In order to successfully deliver the sustainable foam innovations KNN Bioplastic & the University have joined forces by combining applied know-how & in-depth biopolymer knowledge. The project is co-funded by the Topsector Energie from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has appointed Professor Maria Loi and Professor Dirk Slotboom from the Faculty of Science and Engineering as members of the Academy.
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded three Vici grants, worth €1.5 million each, to three UG researchers. Prof. J.W Romeijn, Prof. S. Hoekstra, Prof. K.I. Caputi can use this money to develop an innovative line of research and to set up...
Reaching out to sustainable business owners is what Gjalt de Jong is all about. He sees the University as a director of innovation. An independent arbiter who can expedite the shift to a circular economy. To this end, he first needed to change...
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