GREEN-CHEM innovations

Chemical heat pump recuperates waste heat for energy of tomorrow

Researchers of Ghent University have developed together with Qpinch ( formerly named Caloritum) a chemical pump for recovery of industrial waste heat.

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Advanced modelling to develop biobased surfactants from cellulose waste

Ghent University and Eastman Chemical Company from the GREEN-CHEM network and several other partners have collaborated to produce biobased amines as building blocks for surfactants.

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Novel food packaging based on coriander for increased shelf life

Ghent University researchers are developing a sustainable food packaging using coriander oil and crustacean waste in order to prolong the shelf life of food.

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New eco-friendly coating for boats based on shellfish waste

Researchers from the GREEN-CHEM network at Ghent University have developed an anti-fouling coating for boats based on recycled waste from shellfish.

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Biopolymers from wood-based lignin in development

The GREEN-CHEM network at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, Germany) developed a new eco-friendly synthetic pathway to synthesize biopolymers.

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Launch of bio-based Cyrene to replace toxic solvents

Two partners of the GREEN-CHEM network, University of York (UK) and Circa Sustainable Chemicals UK, developed a new bio-based solvent, named ‘Cyrene’.

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