Rudy Folkersma in ‘Basic Principles of Polymer Technology’
“Exciting programme about sustainable plastics”

Sustainable plastics are becoming increasingly more important in reducing CO2 emissions and environmental pollution. That makes it an interesting field of study for students on both sides of the German-Dutch border. It is therefore not surprising that two universities of applied sciences – NHL Stenden in Emmen in the Netherlands and the Hochschule Osnabrück in Germany – jointly established an exchange programme that familiarises students with circular plastics: the ‘Basic Principles of Plastics Technology’ study programme.

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Farmer holding sugar beet
Sugar as the ideal bio-feedstock for the chemical industry

IST Green Chemicals has advanced plans for a plant in Terneuzen in the Province of Zeeland in the Netherlands, where bio-ethanol and chemicals will be produced from sugar beets. These can be used to produce bio-fuels, but can also serve as feedstock for green chemical building blocks. During a webinar on 25 March, organised by the DSD parent company IST Green Chemicals and the Wageningen University & Research (WUR) Application Centre for Renewable Resources (ACRRES), this topic was explored in-depth.

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The biobased economy is out of its niche
Agro&Chemistry will go completely digital in 2021

The world of the circular biobased economy has grown from a niche market to a broad, knowledge-driven industry in which major innovative players are active and enormous commercial interests are at stake. This calls for a broader view and a faster and more varied range of news. That is why Agro&Chemistry will go completely digital in 2021.

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