The Chemelot Institute for Science & Technology (InSciTe) is a public-private institute for biomedical materials and biobased materials to make materials smarter. From its base in the south of the Netherlands, Chemelot InSciTe rises to the challenges facing our world today: it develops solutions for the sustainable health of an ageing population and for the sustainable production of chemicals and materials. Founding fathers Royal DSM, Maastricht University and University Medical Center, Eindhoven University of Technology and the Province of Limburg invite industrial and academic partners around the world to join them in developing healing biomedical materials for high quality, affordable healthcare, and processes to produce biobased materials from renewable raw materials that do not compete with the food chain. With its physical nucleus at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Chemelot InSciTe enables entrepreneurship, expertise, experimentation and education in an open innovation network.

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InSciTe readies world’s first lignin biorefinery for marine fuel

The Multi-Purpose Pilot plant facility on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen. 
(Photo: Chemelot InSciTe: ISTPR001)Geleen, Netherlands - September 5, 2017 - A bio-based process to create crude oil from lignin could soon be ready for commercialisation following extensive development at Chemelot InSciTe (the Chemelot Institute for Science & Technology) in the Netherlands. Researchers in the Lignin RICHES project are working on a thermo-catalytic chemical process invented at the Eindhoven University of Technology.