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).
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Today process engineering is more important than ever in view of the current societal challenges and energy transition. It is therefore just as important to continue building and strengthening the Dutch chemical engineering community.
Waste to chemistry in Rotterdam
Signing a development agreement starts the project of building a waste to chemistry plant in Rotterdam that has to transform 360.000 ton of mixed waste into 220.000 ton of methanol.
A small step towards independence from fossil resources
Independence from fossil resources is not a matter of one big discovery but of many small steps. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have succeeded in taking such a step. They can now produce a paint primer based on lignin, a by-product of paper production and the production of bioethanol. Compared with petrochemical raw materials the primer has a significantly improved CO2 balance.