ARC CBBC

ARC Chemical Building Blocks Consortium

The Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC) is a unique collaboration between several multinational chemical companies and top academic researchers of the Netherlands. Within ARC CBBC, public and private partners together carry out multidisciplinary research in the fields of chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering.

New molecules and materials

We want to develop the chemical building blocks of the future: molecules and advanced materials, including catalytic structures, with new or much improved properties. They will lead to a plethora of novel functionalities based on sustainable materials and energy resources. Within ARC CBBC, chemists and engineers are working together on energy carriers, coatings and functional materials.

Make our society more sustainable

With each of our research projects we aim to advance scientific knowledge and to provide insights into important technological challenges. Academia and leading industries have committed to together work on some of the most urgent questions the world faces: making our chemical production processes more sustainable.

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ENERGY CARRIERS

ENERGY CARRIERS

A flexible combination of various renewable and non-renewable carbon resources will guarantee a steady energy supply in the long term.

MATERIALS & SPECIALTIES

MATERIALS & SPECIALTIES

Smart materials contribute to increased safety and comfort in building constructions, transport and climate control. 

SUSTAINABLE COATINGS

SUSTAINABLE COATINGS

Coatings with advanced properties play a pivotal role in maintaining and controlling factors in local environments, including humidity, hygiene and sunlight.

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COMPANY

COMPANY

In addition to the co-founding companies, ARC CBBC offers a collaboration platform for companies of all sizes, from SMEs to major multinationals.

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SCIENTIST

SCIENTIST

ARC CBBC aims to bring together the best the Netherlands has to offer in the fields of expertise needed to address the challenges surrounding chemical building blocks.

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Annual report 2016

15 September 2017

On behalf of the executive board of ARC CBBC, we proudly present our annual report. The majority of ARC CBBC's first year consisted of investing in solid foundations. Our first 39 members were selected and twelve members of the scientific board were appointed. The first (pre-)proposals for the bilateral and multilateral projects were set up. Furthermore, several community events were organised that enabled the discussion and highlighting of these project concepts among our scientific …

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