The mission of the Maastricht bio-based group led by Stefaan De Wildeman is to promote world-class multidisciplinary research and education in the field of bio-based materials, training students with the multiple skills needed to be future leaders in the field, and creating the research breakthroughs that will enable the utilization of sustainable and renewable materials for advanced materials applications.
Within the Robox project, Maastricht University is positioned in-between the biocatalysis labs and the application. The new molecules coming from the biocatalysis labs will be used for the synthesis of polymers which can be applied in inks and coatings. The application tests will be done in close collaboration with industrial partners like Chemstream. Checking of each stage in the value chain and validating together with strategic technical partners and potential customers should provide evidence for upscaling Robox molecules and new business development with new functional coating and ink materials.
Katrien Bernaerts presents ROBOX at 5th International conference on Bioplastics and 6th World Congress on Biopolymers, Paris, France, September 7-9, 2017
“The research for this work has received funding from the European Union (EU) project ROBOX (grant agreement n° 635734) under EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme Research and Innovation actions H2020-LEIT BIO-2014-1”