The researchers within AMIBM participate in a number of research projects. They collaborate closely with other universities and research institutes as well as the industry. AMIBM is involved in contract research for the industry and numerous collaborative research projects, funded among others by the Province of Limburg, the Dutch government or the European Commission.
Learning from nature to synthesize peptides and proteins
In this project, we propose an alternative peptide and protein synthesis strategy, inspired by nature, which develops the field in a more sustainable way.
Sustainability of biobased materials in a circular economy
As awareness, research and funding on biobased materials have increased significantly over the recent years, questions on how these innovative materials can help to close the material loops and address environmental issues have become more important than ever.
BioBased ValueCircle offers a unique interdisciplinary research and training environment tailored for 12 early stage researchers (PhDs) excited by the development of innovative bio-based products, respecting the principles of the circular economy.
In this project, we will generate transgenic Stevia plants carrying a CRISPR/Cas9 construct to edit an endogenous gene, to assess the feasibility and evaluate the efficiency of genome editing in this commercially relevant crop.
Genome editing of pollen using CRISPR/Cas9
If we wish to address the world’s increasing demand for food, feed and biomass while respecting the environment and coping with ever changing climate conditions, we need a leap forward in the technology for crop improvement, and CRISPR/Cas9 offers an unprecedented opportunity to enable this.
The Interreg NWE project CurCol aims to demonstrate economic potential for the production chains from regionally produced plants to colourants in packaging.
Plants 4 Plants
The aim of the project is to develop unique earning models for agriculture with special crops by combining new and existing (but fragmented available) knowledge and skills.
Glaukos will develop innovative textile fibres and textile coatings that reconcile an excellent environmental performance with adequate technical characteristics.
BiCEPs proposes an approach to recycle plastic waste stream materials into new applications of high value.
The AACoMa project focuses on accelerating the advanced manufacturing of composite materials by demonstrating the needed processing technologies in close interaction with companies.
The role of Maastricht University will be the synthesis and design of biobased copolymer precursors that can be processed into membranes with improved mechanical, thermal and permeation properties.
The ZCORE project (from seaweed to coating resins applications) brings together the relevant companies (SMEs) and knowledge partners in the field of seaweed production and refining (Zeeland), bio-aromatics production (Nord-Brabant) and in the field of coatings and sustainability (Limbourg).
The objective of the project is to evaluate the compatibility and added value of this biobased thermoplastic material for use as a performance additive in various commercial polymers, including polyesters, polyolefins and polyamides.
The project focuses on the development of 100% biobased and non-toxic polyurethane for end products in the textile and synthetic rubber industry.
This project aims to contribute to a more sustainable world. On the one hand, we will develop polymers that have the same properties as the widespread water-soluble polymer polyacrylic acid, but have the great advantage that they are both bio-based and biodegradable, characteristics that polyacrylic acid does not yet meet.
The project aims to provide eco-friendly solutions to achieve tensile strength and tensile modulus greater than 1GPa and 50GPa, respectively in processed products such as fibers or in engineering plastics applications.
LIBERATE aims to realize the first pilot scale plant for the so-called 'lignin-first' approach, a novel route produce not only cellulose, but also an aromatic oil directly from woody biomass.
MATMED will run a web-based open innovation and learning platform between regions to connect SMEs with researchers, specialised private investors and each other beyond their own regional networks.
A novel biomimetic artificial intervertebral disc: Preserving natural spinal interactions and functions with an integrated biomimetic design.
The common goal is finding comprehensive solutions to improve and tailor the properties of fibre products.
Establishment of a pan-European network on the sustainable valorisation of lignin.
The main objective of the D-NL-HIT surface project is to introduce state-of-the-art development and testing methods
Beauti-Fully Biobased Fibres
The objective of the Beauti-Fully Biobased Fibres project is to develop sustainable, renewable colourants with improved light fastness and colour intensity for colouration of (biobased) man-made textile fibres.
Pure Nature: 100% biobased (BB100)
The main goal of the BB100 project is the development of a process chain towards fully biobased man-made fibre materials.
The main goal of the “Grasage” project is to develop a model describing the orientation and structural interaction of graphene within the polymer matrix during a fibre melt-spinning process and able to predict the electrical , thermal and mechanical properties of the nanocomposites.
Sustainable cellulose nano-fibers reinforce materials
By joining forces, Sappi and Maastricht University are developing a new and environmentally friendly production technology for plastics with new properties.
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a versatile technique to quantify environmental impacts and compare different products and technologies.
The goal of the project BioTex Fieldlab is the development of new textile products, based on innovative fibers from biobased polymers.
Biobased Materials Plus (BBM+)
Maastricht University is developing an innovative learning environment in the field of biobased materials for talented students and professionals on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus.
Novel aromatic monomers from biomass
Novel aromatic monomers from biomass preferably provide added functionality as compared to fossil-based monomers to be considered a viable alternative.