Innovations

Two pilots for the more sustainable chemo-enzymatic production of chemicals via new EU project

The GREEN-CHEM network joins various other partners in a new project hat aims to incite a transition to a more green and sustainable chemistry.

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In search for plant-derived glues via the CHEM21 toolkit

The GREEN-CHEM network at Ghent University developed a sustainable reaction procedure to produce building blocks for adhesives.

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New renewable building blocks for step growth polymers

The GREEN-CHEM network at Ghent University developed new building blocks for a vast variety of step growth polymers.

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SusBioChem: biomass-derived chemicals for agrochemicals or plastics

Ghent University and Sichuan University (China) have submitted a proposal to investigate the potential of oxygen-rich biomass-derived chemicals in order to recalibrate chemistry towards biorefinery.

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GreenExtra: Research Cooperation between Belgium and Brazil

Together with Brazil, Ghent University submitted a proposal to develop alternative 'green' extractive methods and use them to characterise the heterogeneous mixture of natural solutes and crop protection products in biomass sources.

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Improving air quality via smart sustainable coatings

Ghent University and Dow Benelux collaborated on developing smart sustainable coatings that can trap harmful chemical emissions and help improve air quality

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Advanced modelling to develop biobased surfactants from cellulose waste

UGent and Eastman Chemical Company from GREEN-CHEM and several other partners collaborated to produce biobased amines as building blocks for surfactants.

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Launch of bio-based Cyrene to replace toxic solvents

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

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Chemical heat pump recuperates waste heat for energy of tomorrow

Researchers from the GREEN-CHEM network at Ghent University have developed a patented chemical heat pump to recover industrial waste heat.

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Developing novel food packaging based on coriander for increased shelf life

GREEN-CHEM researchers are developing a sustainable food packaging based on coriander oil and recycled crustacean waste to prolong the shelf life of food.

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New biopolymers from wood-based lignin in development

Researchers from the GREEN-CHEM network at KIT developed a new eco-friendly synthetic pathway to synthesize biopolymers starting from lignin.

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Eco-friendly coating for boats based on shellfish waste

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

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GREEN-CHEM innovations

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