Saudi Aramco to support research in Biobased Materials by AMIBM
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).
With Saudi Aramco’s generous donation, Maastricht University is able to establish a Chair that will focus on the Sustainability of Biobased Materials. The chair holder will supervise and initiate research projects in this relatively new domain and simultaneously introduce the research expertise in the curriculum of the Biobased Materials programme.
Through its partnership with Maastricht University, Saudi Aramco wishes to support the continued development of sustainable solutions in the chemicals sector. The Company is already invested in the sector, through its joint venture Arlanxeo (Limburg, NL), which was established in 2016 between Saudi Aramco and leading chemicals company Lanxess – for the development, manufacturing and marketing of synthetic high-performance rubber used in the automotive, tire, construction and oil and gas industries.
The University Fund Limburg/SWOL was able to introduce Aramco to Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials and is very pleased to have led the formation of this partnership; a collaboration that will prove to be beneficial to both partners. Maastricht University is confident that this will be the start of a long lasting relationship with Aramco.
AMIBM is a cross-border cooperation between Maastricht University, RWTH Aachen and Fraunhofer IME. AMIBM’s vision is to provide the missing link between fundamental and applied research and the market in the field of biobased materials. It aims to do this by changing the relationship between the production of biobased materials and the value chain.
The goal is to achieve this by developing an integrated, interdisciplinary research program. The program focusses on new strategies to produce advanced biobased materials in a sustainable and economical way. It also emphasizes the development of these novel materials into innovative products with high added value for technical and medical applications.
About Saudi Aramco
Saudi Aramco has grown to become the world’s largest integrated energy enterprise, employing more than 65,000 people. Together with its subsidiaries and affiliates we are represented in the three major global energy markets of Asia, North America, and Europe.
Saudi Aramco’s oil and gas production infrastructure leads the industry in scale of production, operational reliability, and technical advances. Our plants and the people who run them make us the world’s largest crude oil exporter, producing roughly one in every eight barrels of the world’s oil supply.
Saudi Aramco is the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. They are the world’s top exporter of crude oil and natural gas liquids.