Congratulations to Pieter Bruijnincx! His research into ‘Sustainable production of aromatic chemical building blocks from sugar’ is one of the 17 projects that has been awarded funding by the NWO Science Domain Board.
About the project ‘Sustainable production of aromatic chemical building blocks from sugar’: ‘The growing demand for plastics, coatings and other products means that we need to carefully examine how sustainably we can produce the chemical building blocks used for these products. We will develop a new conversion route that, with the help of catalysis, can convert the sugars in non-edible biomass into bio-aromatics, an important category of these building blocks.’
18 January 2019