Dutch healthcare accounts for 7-8% of the total national greenhouse gas emissions. In hospitals, at least 20% of this is related to the operating theatre. This includes waste, inhalation gases for anesthesia, energy for air refreshment, and medicine residues in wastewater.
In the Realise-Bio project, experienced partners will provide decisive impulses for the realisation of a circular bioeconomy and circular economy in the Interreg programme area in order to make the Germany-Netherlands border region greener and more liveable and to address global regional challenges such as climate change.
Circular Cultivation and Chemistry
In this program, we try to realize new ways to generate income and improve value chains that contribute to a circular economy, sustainable production and consumption, and healthy food – focusing on mission-driven innovations.
Metal Organic Frameworks for Hydrogen Production by Photocatalytic Overall Water Splitting.
CARBIOW project will help Europe to take the lead in energy and transport sector decarbonization.
Sustainable citriculture through controlled release of antibacterial molecules from microgel-based formulations
The aim of this research project is the development of the bio-based and sustainable protection systems for citrus trees. Specifically, we will focus on the fabrication of stimuli-responsive microgels capable of strong binding to the leaves and controlled release of antibacterial molecules to combat citrus cancer.
The aim of the project is to fill the gap by joining expertise and networks of Maastricht University and University of York for co-developing a novel framework with public and private stakeholders for measuring their organizational and value chain sustainability performance.
BioBased ValueCircle offers a unique interdisciplinary research and training environment tailored for 12 early stage researchers (PhDs) excited by the development of innovative bio-based products, respecting the principles of the circular economy.
International cooperation for selective conversion of CO2 into METHAnol under SOLar light (METHASOL).
Sustainability of biobased materials in a circular economy
As awareness, research and funding on biobased materials have increased significantly over the recent years, questions on how these innovative materials can help to close the material loops and address environmental issues have become more important than ever.
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a versatile technique to quantify environmental impacts and compare different products and technologies.
The Interreg NWE project CurCol aims to demonstrate economic potential for the production chains from regionally produced plants to colourants in packaging.
The ZCORE project (from seaweed to coating resins applications) brings together the relevant companies (SMEs) and knowledge partners in the field of seaweed production and refining (Zeeland), bio-aromatics production (Nord-Brabant) and in the field of coatings and sustainability (Limbourg).