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.
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.
Accelerating the use of recyclable multilayer food packaging for the transition to a circular economy.
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.
A novel biomimetic artificial intervertebral disc: Preserving natural spinal interactions and functions with an integrated biomimetic design.
This project has the ambitious goal to lay the basis of the world’s first bio-refinery for lignin: a crude oil to be used as marine fuel.
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 bio-based 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.
Synthesis of polymers for healthcare applications
The aim of this project is to address synthesis routes for development of the next generation of polymers.
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.
The goal of the “Horizontal” project is to map and evaluate different suggested solutions in order to understand which products and processes have a higher potential for creating economic value and are therefore suitable for scale up and piloting.
The goal of the project is to develop fully biobased composite materials based on high performance nanofibrillar PLA fibres.
Molecular design of high-end materials for 3D printing
The main goal of the project is the development of a selection of polymeric materials that perform optimally as filaments (3D printing raw materials).
The Robox project demonstrates the techno-economic viability of biotransformations of four types of robust oxidative enzymes.
Technology development for the production of functionalised biobased aromatics
Synthesis of disentangled (ultra-)high molecular weight poly-lactide
Beets to Polymers
The challenge for this project is to apply chemicals from sugar derivatives to new materials that can be implemented in a number of different markets.
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a versatile technique to quantify environmental impacts and compare different products and technologies.
Biobased adhesives for composites (BioAC)
Develop renewable adhesives and thermosets with controlled mechanical properties for the development of lightweight, high impact composites that will result in a reduction of its carbon footprint.
Starting grant Prof. Fischer: Enzymatic conversion of Chitin into high value compounds
Chitosan has a number of commercial and biomedical uses: It has proven antibacterial, antifungal and antiallergenic properties and is therefore of interest for the agricultural- and pharmaceutical industry.