RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment would like to explore possibilities to eliminate obstacles during innovation of green chemistry with industry. Our institute will provide an overview of the current state of knowledge on applied sustainability methodologies. This will be the basis of a decision tree for sustainable and safe production of biobased substances and products. Participating companies will help develop this tool and gain knowledge on relevant laws and regulations at the same time.
RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment
defines green chemistry as producing substances and materials in a
sustainable and safe way. One way of doing so is by using renewable
resources, which are biobased instead of fossil-based. On top of
that, modern biotechnologies, including synthetic biology, can help
boost green chemistry .
Sustainable and Safe
There are many laws, regulations and certificates for
sustainable products. During RIVM’s
research project ‘SafeBBE’,
potential bottlenecks in law and regulation will be studied with
the aim to facilitate innovation within green chemistry.
Additionally, well-known and popular sustainability analyses will
be mapped and a tool is to be developed, making sustainability
questions easier and transparent during innovation and production
for stakeholders and policy makers.
RIVM is developing a tool together with producers and other stakeholders wich will give insight in different aspects of the three P’s: People, Planet & Prosperity. It will make use of existing methodologies and will help answering a wide spectrum of sustainability question from different viewing points.
is looking for stakeholders to provide case studies and or exchange
knowledge. Are you currently working (in the Netherlands) as a
biobased producer with sugar beets or biodegradable waste, or are
you producing or developing biobased packaging or chemical building
blocks? If you want to participate and exchange expertise, let us
know! Other biobased sectors are also welcome to participate.
Please contact us by e-mail.
More information on RIVM’s contributions to biobased economy and green chemistry can be found on our webpage.
This research will be carried out in the framework of
Strategic Programme (SPR), in which expertise and innovative
projects prepare RIVM
to respond to future issues in health and sustainability.