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Biobased Materials

Have you ever wondered how plastics will be made once the oil supply dries up? Is it possible to produce functional materials and plastics from biological resources? Can novel, sustainable materials be produced based on the molecular structures available in nature? As the world is running out of fossil fuels, we need to develop sustainable materials, which may have completely new properties. The master’s in Biobased Materials will provide you with the knowledge and skills to deal with these challenges. It will prepare you for a career in research, development, production and application of biobased materials, allowing you to play a part in the transition towards a more sustainable future.

The Biobased Materials Research Group participates in the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) and the Chemelot Institute for Science & Technology (InSciTe), they collaborate with various partners on a number of projects.

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  • Biobased Materials - Graduates

    First students graduated at UM in Biobased Materials

    Friday, July 21, 2017

    After two years of hard work, the first graduates received their well-deserved diplomas for the master’s programme Biobased Materials.

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  • AMIBM - Research

    Saudi Aramco to support research in Biobased Materials by AMIBM

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    We are pleased to announce that leading energy and chemicals company Saudi Aramco, is supporting a research programme on the Sustainability of Biobased Materials in a circular economy, at the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM).

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  • AMIBM - Prof. Schilberg

    AMIBM hosts 2nd annual Applied Biobased Materials Conference

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    On the 12th of May, the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) hosted the 2nd annual Applied Biobased materials Conference (ABC) in the inspiring surroundings of the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen.

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  • AMIBM - Richard Ramakers reveives the Ralf Raue award

    AMIBM wins Ralf Raue Innovation Award 2017

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    During the BIOMEDICA Life Sciences Summit, which took place on 9-10 May in Eindhoven (NL), the Ralf Raue Innovation Award for Life Sciences 2017 was awarded to the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMBIM).

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  • Biobased Materials - plastic

    Myth: bioplastics will solve the trashproblem

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Newspaper de Observant has published an interview with Associate Professor Yvonne van der Meer to bust the myths surrounding (bio)plastic

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  • Location Chemelot Campus

    VNCI scholarship students contribute ideas for pilot plants on Chemelot

    Thursday, February 9, 2017

    On Friday the 20th of January, the 25 top students with a VNCI scholarship partook in an elaborate meet and greet on the Brightlands Chemelot campus. The day was dedicated to the use and development of the pilot plants for the Chemical industry.

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  • Biobased Textile

    Textile from biobased material via BioTex Fieldlab soon to be available

    Thursday, December 15, 2016

    MODINT, AMIBM and CHILL have pulled together to set up an open innovation center for research into the development of fibers and yarns from biopolymers. The center will develop new textile production processes and –applications for this.

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  • AMIBM

    Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials laboratory opens

    Friday, December 9, 2016

    On 9 December, the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) is opening 1500 m² of new laboratories at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus.

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  • Department of Biobased Materials - Centercourt

    Maastricht University develops innovative learning environment on Brightlands Chemelot Campus

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Maastricht University is developing an innovative learning environment in the field of biobased materials for talented students and professionals on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen.

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  • Stinging Nettle

    AMIBM welcomes Chinese PhD researcher

    Friday, October 14, 2016

    The Chinese Scholarship Council has announced that they have granted a scholarship to a PhD-student to come to the Maastricht University for developing a novel wound dressing that is completely derived from the stinging nettle Urtica dioica.

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