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.
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
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.”
Director RD&I and Technology at AkzoNobel