Sustainable Process Engineering

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    P.O. Box 513, Helix, STW 1.35

    5600 MB Eindhoven


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Introduction / mission

We develop new processes based on improved mass and heat transfer rates for a more efficient, environmentally friendly, circular, and distributed production of chemicals, using new sources of raw materials and energy. SPE will lead the way to the future of chemicals production with the safest and most sustainable ways of producing chemicals.

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Developing intensified processes to open new windows

Organisation profile

Industry 4.0 will be small scale, distributed and circular. Truly changing the paradigm of chemical industry requires a unique combination of expertise, ranging from reaction engineering to separations, from photo-catalysis to electrochemical engineering and automation. Experts should truly work together towards a common goal, bringing the circular economy in the process industry to a reality.

Our group develops small scale, intensified and integrated systems for the distributed production of chemicals, with low impact and zero waste. We make use of alternative energy sources like light, electricity and bio-based sources, and we combine these in new reactors capable of continuous, high efficiency production of chemicals. We are committed to high quality research, education, and constant innovation. We set out to meet our challenging goals by connecting the talent and passion of people.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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