Wanted: CCU-projects for FutureCarbonNL


Are you, or your organisation, working on research or development of conversion technologies that use CO2 and CO as a circular feedstock? Or are you considering starting this soon? Join the conversation in FutureCarbonNL, a Groeifonds proposal that aims to build a leading carbon capture and utilization technology sector in the Netherlands. This initiative will be submitted in close cooperation with ISPT. 

“We will soon allocate the Groeifonds resources via open calls-for-proposals to the most promising and purposeful project proposals”, says Erik Verbrugge, Innovation Manager at Koninklijke VNCI, and co-initiator of FutureCarbonNL. 25 companies, knowledge institutions and start-ups – among others ISPT – have now joined this innovation program. In addition, more than 30 parties have already submitted their proposals and ideas. Verbrugge: “Together we are working towards submitting a subsidy application to the Nationaal Groeifonds in February, 2023. Additional projects are welcome!”


The ambition of FutureCarbonNL is to accelerate national research, development and demonstration of technologies that can convert captured CO2 and CO into new materials, chemicals, fuels and food (Carbon Capture and Utilization, CCU). FutureCarbonNL wants to set up a globally leading carbon tech sector in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands has an excellent starting position for developing into a global leader in CCU

Erik Verbrugge, Innovation Manager VNCI and co-initiator of FutureCarbonNL

The program is open for new ideas

“We want to involve as many parties as possible in the earliest possible stage and invite them to share their expertise. Start-ups, SMEs and large companies, regional development organizations, investors and knowledge institutions with innovative, renewing ideas and concepts to bring CO2 and CO back into the carbon circle, are welcome. We want to start a broad movement. The Netherlands has an excellent starting position to develop into a global leader in CCU. But this can only be done with a joint effort. So don’t hesitate to sign up: it’s not a closed shop!”, says Verbrugge.

Don’t miss out; join FutureCarbonNL

For questions or more information, please contact Erik Verbrugge, Innovation Manager VNCI: verbrugge@vnci.nl or 06-34247452. You can still submit projects until January 8, 2023.