Circular Chemical Engineering
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Circular Chemical Engineering

In its transition to a circular economy, society seeks new solutions to reduce its consumption of primary (fossil) feedstock. These are limited, their products damage the environment when being disposed of as waste, and their utilisation for energy production causes global warming. CCE’s main research lines address such feedstock reduction: circular plastics by mechanical recycling and plasma chemistry for electrification of industrial processes. CCE provides education on these themes via the bachelor's programme Circular Engineering, which aims to educate new generations of engineers that can provide such solutions.


  • Kim Ragaert and SublimeStone students won the public's awards given out during the Engineer of the Year contest. This triumph as well as the nomination of both, by the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers, demonstrates that Maastricht University, particularly its only five-year-old Faculty of...

  • The Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers has nominated engineer Kim Ragaert and student team SublimeStone for the award of best Dutch engineer and best Dutch student team in 2024. Both are among the last three finalists in their respective categories. Do you want the best engineers to win? Now is...

  • Reusing waste as a source for new materials appears to be an effective way to reduce the use of fossil-based sources in the production of materials such as plastic. However, how do you do this on a large industrial scale? In late November, Maastricht University and its partners TNO and Brightlands...

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Brightlands is an open innovation community in a global context, connecting four campuses in the province of Limburg: in Maastricht, Heerlen, Sittard-Geleen and Venlo. The campuses provide entrepreneurs, scientists and students state-of-the-art facilities to support development, education, innovation and growth. Naturally, there are close links between all four Brightlands campuses, and together they enable Limburg to serve as an innovation region where researchers and entrepreneurs take on the major challenges in the areas of materials, health, food and smart services.

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