What is ARC CBBC?

The research center links pioneering science to complex societal issues, potentially leading to vital breakthroughs to sustainably meet future demand for energy and materials.

ARC CBBC focuses on the breakthroughs in science and technology needed to synthesize new and existing chemical building blocks more sustainably and by incorporating new functionalities. ARC CBBC is a joint research center for the industry and key knowledge institutes, exchanging state-of-the-art knowhow, ideas and infrastructures.

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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Prof. Ben Feringa wins the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

5 October 2016

Professor Ben Feringa, Chair of the Executive Board of ARC CBBC, has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, together with Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Sir J. Fraser Stoddart. "Bernard Feringa was the first person to develop a molecular motor; in 1999 he got a molecular rotor blade to spin continually in the same direction. Using molecular motors, he has rotated a glass cylinder that is 10,000 times bigger than the motor and also designed a nanocar." Read more in the press release on the …

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