Crowning our efforts
FutureCarbonNL today received the official commitment from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK) that they will submit our proposal for the 3rd round at the National Growth Fund.

This decision took place on the basis of the 70% version of the proposal. Martijn de Graaff, programme director industrial transformation TNO: "This is already the crowning glory of our efforts. We will work on the feedback from EZK in the coming period and further optimise the content.

More than 35 projects
More than 35 projects have since been submitted to FutureCarbonNL to produce fuels, materials and food ingredients from industrial waste gases and CO2 from the air. "It is great to see big companies teaming up with startups to create new value chains to make our country more sustainable and also deliver new technology to the rest of the world. This will be a gamechanger for the process industry."

Sandy Schmidt

Medicines from waste gases
A example of research to producing such ingredients gives RUG biochemist Sandy Schmidt. She explains how a soil bacterium fed with residual gases from factories ends up producing milk proteins and building blocks for drugs.