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Sustainable Chemistry News

Results: 1 - 20 of 191
Results: 1 - 20 of 191
  • "I want to develop new materials that meet the demands of today"
    25 Nov 2021
    Recently, Gert-Jan Gruter was reappointed on the special chair in Industrial Sustainable Chemistry that was established by the Bèta Plus Foundation. His mission is to develop new sustainable materials with a focus on ...
  • Hannah Flerlage wins Student Recycling Award 2021
    22 Nov 2021
    UvA chemistry student Hannah Flerlage has won the Student Recycling Award from the Dutch industry association BRBS Recycling. She beat three co-finalists with her Master's thesis on the synthesis of high quality, ...
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    Novel sustainable molecular heaters for boosting crop production
    10 Nov 2021
    With the aim of addressing frost damage in plants and increasing crop yields, an international team of researchers including Prof. Wybren Jan Buma at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have synthesised ...
  • Two novel sustainable chemistry projects granted at Catalysis Engineering group
    12 Oct 2021
    Dr Shiju Raveendran and Dr Ihsan Amin of the Catalysis Engineering research group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have both been awarded 50,000 euros in the Open Competition XS call of the Dutch ...
  • A future partnership between Europe and North Africa for electricity and hydrogen
    11 Oct 2021
    In a paper just published in Energy Policy, Professor Bob van der Zwaan of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and co-workers at TNO present detailed model calculations confirming that Europe and North ...
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    Cum Laude PhD in chemistry for Tessel Bouwens
    20 Sep 2021
    On 15 September, Tessel Bouwens successfully defended her PhD thesis on 'Pseudorotaxane Strategies for Guiding Self-Assembly and the Application of Molecular Machinery in Photoelectrochemical Devices'. She received ...
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    SusPhos is Frisian Startup of the Year 2021
    16 Sep 2021
    UvA spin-off company SusPhos, based at the WaterCampus in Leeuwarden, was voted last week as Frisian Startup of the Year 2021. This young company focuses on upcycling phosphate-rich waste streams into valuable ...
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    Co-electrolysis for efficient electrochemical CO2 conversion
    23 Aug 2021
    As part of the 7 million euro EU CO2SMOS project, Dr Ning Yan of the Van 't Hoff Institute of Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam is developing an efficient co-electrolysis technology that combines the ...
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    Towards a novel device for ammonia sensing
    16 Aug 2021
    Dr Stefania Grecea of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences will develop a new concept for ammonia sensing that can be implemented in wearable devices to measure ammonia concentrations in farming- and ...
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    Carbon capture and utilisation in context
    13 Aug 2021
    Dr Amanda Garcia of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has been awarded a competitive top-up grant for Responsible Innovation of 325,000 euros, as part of the program on ElectroChemical ...
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    Investments in solar and wind power generation need to increase fast if goals of Paris Agreement are to be met
    16 Jul 2021
    To meet the Paris Agreement to keep global warming below 2 °C, society has to increase investments in low-carbon power generation, especially for solar and wind technologies. This follows from an multi-model scenario ...
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    Chemists at University of Amsterdam develop novel electrolyser for hydrogen production
    14 Jul 2021
    In a recent Nature Communications paper, a group of researchers led by Dr Ning Yan of the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam showcases a practical membrane-free approach to ...
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    Timothy Noël receives KNCV Gold Medal 2021
    12 Jul 2021
    The KNCV Gold Medal 2021, the highest Dutch award for top chemical talent, has been awarded to Prof. Timothy Noël of Flow Chemistry at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. ...
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    Three projects awarded in ARC CBBC program 'New Chemistry for a Sustainable Future'
    1 Jul 2021
    Professors Bas de Bruin, Joost Reek and Peter Bolhuis of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have been granted their proposals in the new research program of ARC CBBC, the Dutch national chemistry ...
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    Open Kitchen Labs: an accessible chemistry lab for startups
    16 Jun 2021
    The Amsterdam region has many initiatives to make the future waste-free and circular, from students with creative ideas to entrepreneurs with innovative plans. But anyone who wants to turn waste into a resource for ...
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    Thierry Slot obtains PhD with distinction 'cum laude'
    20 Apr 2021
    Last week, Dr Thierry Slot successfully defended his PhD thesis titled 'Understanding confinement effects and nanostructuring in heterogeneous catalysis', obtaining his doctorate with the distinction cum laude. He ...
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    Important step towards full circularity of SusPhos process
    2 Apr 2021
    Researchers at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have taken an important step towards full circularity of phosphate recycling in the SusPhos process. In a project financed by a 'Gouden KIEM' grant from ...
  • Joint PhD project on steroid synthesis with the University of Perugia
    1 Apr 2021
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Perugia (UniPG) have recently signed a 4-year agreement for a joined PhD project in the area of sustainable synthesis of steroids using novel chemo-enzymatic ...
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    Paper on monomers from carbon dioxide is cover feature of ChemSusChem
    25 Mar 2021
    Eric Schuler, a PhD candidate working with Prof. Gert-Jan M. Gruter and Dr Shiju Raveendran at the University of Amsterdam's Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, helps to develop a process to turn CO2 into ...
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    Hot Paper on 'alcohol aminase' enzymes is cover feature of Chemistry – A European Journal
    11 Mar 2021
    Research of the Biocatalysis research group led by HIMS associate professor Francesco Mutti features on the cover of Chemistry–A European Journal. The “Hot Paper” reports on the generation of oxidoreductases that ...