Everything you need to go green

Everything you need to go green

The chemistry of the future is sustainable chemistry - renewable raw materials are on the march and processes are optimised, the required energy is increasingly generated by wind, solar and sustainable heat.

Chemport Europe’s agricultural sector is one of the most productive in the world. As a result of efficiency, innovation and a high level of organisation, the arable farmers are producing plenty of renewable raw materials that are used by the chemical industry to extract platform molecules.

Chemport Europe’s agricultural sector is one of the most productive in the world. As a result of efficiency, innovation and a high level of organisation, the arable farmers are producing plenty of renewable raw materials that are used by the chemical industry to extract platform molecules.

Feedstock in Chemport Europe

The supply of green raw materials, such as potatoes, sugar beet, grass and grain is guaranteed at competitive prices.

Abundant energy

Over 8,000 MWh of energy is generated in the form of electricity and heat in Chemport Europe. Sustainable heat accounts for 70% of Chemiepark Delfzijl’s requirements; additional solar energy and wind parks are under development accelerating the transition to green chemistry. The security of supply is extremely high.

Chemport Europe has a unique combination of elements that creates ‘the right chemistry’ for attractive business cases

  • Guaranteed supply of raw materials (feedstock), such as sugar beet and potatoes, grass, grains, salt and water

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    Opportunity to import biomass via seaports

  • Extremely reliable supply of energy - local, green and sustainable

  • Two sustainable chemical clusters around intermediate chemicals, innovative polymers and fibres

  • Knowledge institutes of world renown, such as the University of Groningen, Hanze and Stenden Universities of Applied Sciences, Van Hall/Larenstein and NHL, cooperate in BERNN

  • Unique cooperation between companies, government and universities (Triple Helix), ensuring that policy, facilities and financing are focused on successful business operations

  • Excellent connections with purchase and sales markets by sea, rail, road and air

  • Availability of capital in the form of investments, credits and subsidies

  • Smooth permitting process

“For AkzoNobel, Chemport Europe is the centre of our innovation programme, to develop and implement bio-based/renewable chemicals and energy. It is an excellent location for an integrated approach to bio-refinery, green chemistry and green energy.”

Marco Waas

Marco Waas

Director RD&I and Technology at AkzoNobel