Saudi Aramco to support study in Biobased Materials by Maastricht University

june 21, 2017

The leading energy and chemicals company Saudi Aramco is supporting a research program on the Sustainability of Biobased Materials in a circular economy, at the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM), which is located at Brightlands Chemelot Campus.

With Saudi Aramco’s generous donation, Maastricht University is able to establish a Chair that will focus on the Sustainability of Biobased Materials. The chair holder will supervise and initiate research projects in this relatively new domain and simultaneously introduce the research expertise in the curriculum of the Biobased Materials program.

Through its partnership with Maastricht University, Saudi Aramco wishes to support the continued development of sustainable solutions in the chemicals sector. The company is already invested in the sector, through its joint venture ARLANXEO, which was established in 2016 between Saudi Aramco and leading chemicals company LANXESS – for the development, manufacturing, and marketing of synthetic high-performance rubber used in the automotive, tire, construction and oil and gas industries.

The University Fund Limburg/SWOL was able to introduce Aramco to Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials and is very pleased to have led the formation of this partnership; a collaboration that will prove to be beneficial to both partners. Maastricht University is confident that this will be the start of a long lasting relationship with Aramco.

About Saudi Aramco
Saudi Aramco has grown to become the world’s largest integrated energy enterprise, employing more than 65,000 people. Together with its subsidiaries and affiliates we are represented in the three major global energy markets of Asia, North America, and Europe.

Saudi Aramco’s oil and gas production infrastructure leads the industry in scale of production, operational reliability, and technical advances. Our plants and the people who run them make us the world’s largest crude oil exporter, producing roughly one in every eight barrels of the world’s oil supply.

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