Port of Rotterdam Authority, DSM, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, FrieslandCampina, Suikerunie, Gasunie, Groen Gas Nederland, ECN, Energy Academy Europe make recommendations for the smarter use of biomass
A group of companies, including the Port of Rotterdam Authority, made a number of recommendations for the smarter use of biomass on 20 June. DSM, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, FrieslandCampina, Suikerunie, Gasunie, Groen Gas Nederland, ECN, Energy Academy Europe and the Port of Rotterdam Authority presented a report about this to Ed Nijpels, Chair of the Klimaatberaad (Climate Debate), which is developing the future Climate Agreement, Port of Rotterdam Authority said in its press release.
The most important call from the companies is to develop a new incentive scheme to stimulate the combined generation of green raw materials and sustainable energy. The first promising innovations have already started in the Netherlands. For a structural roll-out, industry needs legislation that continues to stimulate the multiple uses of biomass.
The companies see opportunities for innovative technologies such as biorefinery, waste-to-chemicals, gasification and the reclaiming of minerals from animal manure. In this, high-quality raw materials are first extracted from the biomass, including minerals, proteins and fibres, and, within the same process, renewable or green gas is generated. As this gas contains renewable carbons, sustainable materials can also be made from this. Waste and biomass can also be used to make new raw materials and products. Both routes result in CO2 reduction.