Changing the nature of chemistry
Chemport is an ecosystem in the Northern Netherlands, dedicated to advance the transformation and green growth of the chemical industry. Business, knowledge institutes and government join forces to make this happen. Here, companies with sustainable and ambitious visions for the chemical sector are supported to thrive.Show video
Saccharides as feedstock
Saccharides are a valuable and readily available source of renewable carbon and therefor a suitable platform for chemicals. Sugars are extracted from sugar beets, but through biorefinery more biomass can be turned into sugars. Starches from potatoes know many uses, partly in the chemical industry.
The Northern Netherlands is a hotbed for innovative plastic recycling. There is a great deal of knowledge of and experience with the recycling of plastics. This can be done through mechanical, chemical or thermo-chemical recycling.
A unique aspect of the Northern Netherlands is the close collaboration between the chemical clusters in Emmen and Delfzijl. Together, they form the second largest chemical cluster in the Netherlands.