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The pressure on natural resources and our climate increases. Our chemical industry needs to be greener, cleaner and more sustainable. In the Northern Netherlands, companies and universities are cooperating to make these necessary changes.

This year’s autumn symposium of Royal Dutch Chemical Society (KNCV) highlights these achievements. The symposium is aptly themed ‘Sustainable and Green Chemistry’ and will take place on Friday 17 November at Willem Alexander Sportcentrum of the Hanze University in Groningen, The Northern Netherlands.

Speakers will be experts from companies and researchers from knowledge institutes:

  • General Perspective: Prof. Ton Schoot Uiterkamp (University of Groningen)
  • Biobased Building Blocks: Gert-Jan Gruter (Avantium) and Tijmen Vries (Bio-BTX)
  • Polymer Recycling: Marco Brons (Cure Technology) and Vincent Voet (NHL Stenden)
  • Biobased Microbial Plastics: RenĂ© Rozendal (Paques Biomaterials) and Janneke Krooneman (Hanze University – RCBBE)
  • Upcycling: AndrĂ© Heeres (Hanze University – RCBBE)

The symposium is sponsored by Chemport Europe. See the symposium website for details.

Image: Hanze University