Energy saving amply reached by energy intensive industry
In a letter the minister of economic affairs and climate informs the Tweede Kamer that the energy intensive industry is amply on schedule with their reduction of energy consumption.
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Cross-border collaboration to work on climate goals
Eleven multinationals in the region South-West Netherlands and East-Flanders work together to accomplish a reduction in CO2-emission. In a project called Smart Delta Resources, companies in food, steel, chemicals and energy industry are exchanging materials and rest streams to enhance efficiency and reduce emission to be able to make the Paris goals.
Unilever, Ioniqa and Indorama Ventures pioneer with food packaging technology
Unilever has announced a partnership with start-up company Ioniqa & the largest global producer of PET resin Indorama Ventures to pioneer a new technology which converts PET waste back into virgin grade material for use in food packaging.
Chemport Europe working on Paris climate goals
As stated in the VNCI roadmap, it is technically possible to reduce emissions by 80-95% by 2050. The real challenge lies in the finances, organization and cooperation to achieve this goal. The clusters, Chemport Emmen and -Delfzijl offer opportunities. In both clusters we are already working hard on the development of concrete plans.
Agreement for Zeeland hydrogen roundabout
DOW and Yara have signed a contract to utilize and old gas pipeline to transport hydrogen. This transport has to replace the transport by trucks as it currently occurs between both companies. Using the pipeline should reduce the energy consumption by about 0.15 petajoule annually. Also a reduction in CO2-emission of about 10,000 ton per year is expected.
No energy transition without rare earth metals
Critical raw materials are crucial for the Dutch manufacturing industry, but also for the energy transition. Rare earth metals are used for wind turbines, electrical cars and LED lighting.
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More than green solvents
Oil no longer required to produce plastics
the young company developed a new circular technology in a laboratory at the Eindhoven University of Technology, six years later it’s first industrial plant is scheduled to be operational.
Adding calcium chloride to de-icing salts is good for the environment and can reduce road maintenance costs
Adding calcium chloride to de-icing salts reduces the negative impact of de-icing solutions on the environment, says new research done by the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI).