14th October 2020, Chemelot Innovation and Learning Labs (CHILL) took a new step towards strengthening the link between innovation & education. Receiving the keys to their new pilot plant in Building 26 on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus, CHILL now have the facilities to translate their process developments from the lab to small-scale production!
Having partnered with Zuyd University & CHILL since 2010, we are excited to see what future opportunities the new pilot plant will bring for the students at CHILL & the wider chemical community. With continuous manufacturing offering small-footprint, modular plants, this agile technology will be key in addressing sustainable distributed manufacture of key fine & speciality chemicals, together with addressing supply chain issues associated with active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) production.
As part of the first European Circular Hub, this alliance between public & private Parties, will work on building a circular society. The pilot plant will focus on chemistry & materials, process operation, engineering & lab technology, providing a unique education in the areas of;
- 3D printing of metals & plastics
- Pilot recycling of household waste
- Scaling-up of synthetic organic processes using flow reactors
- Bioreactor scale-up
- Large-scale testing of smart materials for construction applications
Learn More about the innovative space & the hub’s ambitions!