Start 01.01.2020 - End 01.12.2024


In the transition towards a climate neutral society, chemical industry is facing huge challenges.
In order to limit consequences of global climate change, it is paramount to develop new and intensified technologies that allow reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, lower energy-intensity, contribute to carbon neutrality and allow replacement of traditional fossil-based feedstocks by renewable production pathways. Therefore, the project GreenChem (IOF GEAR-program) aims at the valorisation of VUB’s innovative generic research in the field of sustainable chemistry and intensified separation technology through collaboration with chemical industry.
The project combines the expertise of CHIS in the field of chemical engineering with the know-how of the IES team in the field of environment and sustainable development to achieve an integrated approach, which not only considers technological challenges but also the economic and legislative framework, such that feasible solutions can be proposed to meet the demands of our society and industry.