We do more for less impact on the planet. How? By recycling more, for less waste. By innovating more, for less CO2 emissions. And by investing more in renewable energy and feedstock to lower our dependence on fossil resources. In short, Port of Antwerp-Bruges and its partners do more for less. Discover more on real projects.
We do more for less
At Port of Antwerp-Bruges, we maximise renewable energy and feedstock supply to minimise our impact on the planet. We increase pipeline and storage capacities to lower our dependence on fossil resources. In short, we do more for less.
Making Port of Antwerp-Bruges your sustainable business platform for today and tomorrow.
We do more recycling for less waste
We drive sustainable innovation to increase the use of circular materials. Like our NextGen District where advanced recycling companies give waste a new future. Let’s introduce TripleHelix and PureCycle, two pioneers of NextGen District. Fascinating players within the circular industry.
One of the pioneers at NextGen District is TripleHelix. Their SurePUre project is a pilot factory for the recycling of polyurethane foam and PET dishes, which are converted into polyols. These pure chemicals can then be reused, for example in the production of new polyurethane products. Construction of the TripleHelix plant will start in autumn 2023.
PureCycle is to build its first polypropylene recycling plant in Europe at NextGen District. The new plant will be able to process 59 000 tonnes of plastic waste per year. The 14-hectare plot provides space for four processing lines with a total capacity of about 240 000 tonnes per year. So there is plenty of scope for expansion into the future.
We do more innovation for less CO2 emissions
We increase pipeline and terminal capacities to transport and store CO2 and we boost the efficiency of our own activities. All to lower costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In the chemical industry, steam is indispensable for production processes. ‘But you always end up with residual heat, up to 100 degrees hot. Companies often can’t do anything with it, so they end up discharging it into the air or water’, Wouter Ducheyne explains. With his company Qpinch, he has developed the technology to generate CO2-free energy from this residual heat.
A producer of ethylene oxide and its derivatives, INEOS Oxide is an attractive host for synergic co-siting: it offers products, services and utilities for other companies to use in their production processes. Thus, through CCU-processes, bECO2 captures the CO2 released in the course of INEOS's production process and offers it as a circular raw material to producers of i.e. shampoo, beer.
Thanks to this synergetic collaboration, INEOS Oxide can greatly reduce its CO2 emissions and waste products and bECO2 has a continuous inflow of circular raw materials. But more importantly, their partnership is an important step in the transition to a climate-neutral industry.
We do more investing for less fossil energy
Zeebrugge is the ideal location for a green hydrogen plant. It is the place where the energy from the offshore wind turbines comes ashore and the home base for state-of-the-art LNG infrastructure. This is why Fluxys and Eoly are planning to build a plant there that will convert renewable energy into green hydrogen by 2025: HyoffWind.
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