‘Plastic pollution is a tremendous challenge. We are eating and drinking plastics without even realizing it,’ UT scientist Jimmy Faria Albanese explains why his Vidi research revolves around chemical recycling. His goal is to develop new catalytic materials and processes that can ‘upcycle’ plastics into added value chemicals.
‘Plastic is known to pollute our oceans and water, but in in this case it is used to clean water. I think that’s great!’ says Wiebe de Vos. Together with his colleagues Saskia Lindhoud and Ameya Krishna, the UT membrane scientist developed a sustainable and easy way to produce a membrane based on a novel plastic. It’s use is versatile, and making drinking water is just one of the many possible options.
In this biweekly column, Bas Leijser gives his unfiltered opinion on university life, with a bit of sarcasm and Dutch directness mixed in. In his free time, Bas likes to graduate for his master in Civil Engineering & Management.
A dozen of UT-students with backgrounds in Engineering, Industrial Design and Business began building two plastic recycling machines a few months ago. Now functional, the machines were disclosed during an inauguration party held in the DesignLab last night.
ARISE, a new knowledge network at the University of Twente which focuses on sustainable innovations for energy-efficient smart cities, was founded exactly one year ago. To celebrate its first birthday, ARISE organized a symposium today on the topics of Sustainable Energy and Circular Economy.