Partner List
 
Partner Presentation
This Partner at a Glance
01. INSTM
02. IMP
03. CNRS-POLYMER GROUP
04. IPF
05. DKI-BAM
06. CRNCPM
07. CSIC
08. INASMET
09. UU
10. BRUNEL
11. SHU
12. NTUA
13. FORTH
14. UMINHO
15. ULUND
16. SICOMP
17. CRP
18. EPFL
19. TECHNION
20. TUL
21. RCNP
22. NIC
23. TUBITAK-MRC
24. INTEMA
25. POLY
26. EHU
27. RETE VENTURES
28. BUCT
29. PTUS

 

UU
Netherlands
Core Partner

Partner Identity
Legal Name of host Institution:
Utrecht University
Name of Dept./Lab involved in NoE:
Department of Science, Technology and Society (STS)
Host Institution Internet Address:
www.chem.uu.nl/nws/www/nws.html
Responsible Scientist:

Dr. Evert Nieuwlaar email
Dr. Martin Patel email

Active in WP#:
12 (Leader)
# of Participating Scientists:
2

Material relevant to the Institute

 


General Research Activities of the Dept./Lab

The main research objectives of the Energy and Materials Demand and Efficiency (EME) cluster are:

  • to assess the current energy and material use and the related environmental impacts on the level of products, processes, sectors and economies;
  • to quantify the short-term and long-term potentials for improving energy and material efficiency;
  • to study the mechanisms leading to the development of new energy and material efficient technologies and to analyse how the process of development can be accelerated;
  • to determine the main obstacles to development and implementation of energy and material efficient technologies (e.g. costs and organisational obstacles) and to study counter-acting societal trends in energy and material consumption (economic growth and consumer patterns);
  • to analyse the effectiveness and efficiency of policies and measures to improve energy and material efficiency (e.g. benchmarking, agreements and certificates), and to derive handling options for the actors concerned (governments, industries, consumers).

Research Activities relevant to NoE

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Contribution to NoE (Analytical description)

In Work Package 12 Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) will be applied to nanostructured polymers and polymer-based nanocomposites. The LCE-work will cover (environmental) Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as well as Life Cycle Costing (LCC)


Dedicated Staff

1. Dr. Evert Nieuwlaar
2. Dr. Martin Patel

List of relevant publications

1. Comparative life-cycle assessments for bio-based materials
2. International Network “Non-energy use and CO2 emissions” (NEU-CO2)

List of infrastructure/ facilities of host Institution

 

 
Partner Identity
Material relevant to the Institute
General Research Activities of the Dept./Lab
Research Activities relevant to NoE
Contribution to NoE (Analytical description)
Dedicated Staff
List of relevant publications
List of infrastructure/ facilities of host Institution

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