Chemport Europe- Changing the nature of chemistry

Chemport Europe is dedicated to speed up the transformation to sustainable chemistry. Indeed, it helps chemical companies to settle and flourish in the Northern Netherlands. By switching to renewable raw materials and green processes in the chemical industry, Chemport Europe contributes to the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. 

Chemport Europe wants to be the first chemical cluster in the Netherlands with zero Co2 emissions and minimum environmental impact. Hence, it is striving to the utilisation of renewable energy and feedstock by 2050. Its journey to renewables, carbon-based chemical ecosystems focuses on four main areas: hydrogen, biomass, circular polymers, and carbon dioxide.


An ecosystem for sustainable chemistry

Chemport Europe believes the chemistry sector needs to go green, and because of its location, it has become a central cluster for an integrated approach to green refinery, energy and chemistry. 

To create a sustainable chemistry, the first step taken by Chemport Europe was to ensure that carbon feedstocks came from renewable sources, thus, the green chemistry is retrieved from hydrogen, biomass, circular polymers and carbon dioxide. 

Secondly, through the creation of a network within the companies part of the Chemport, it strives to achieve a circular economy system faster as all parties would work together. Indeed, one party’s waste is the input for another, and that creates a chain that will close to loop straight away. Thirdly, Chemport Europe starts from knowledge that leads to the application and innovation of new technologies. Thus, Chemport stimulates collaboration between researchers and companies to achieve the best outcome possible.

Therefore, it can be said that making chemistry sustainable is the main goal of Chemport Europe. Indeed, for its commitment and involvement in the cause, it has been featured as a showcase in HCH’s latest brochure “Chemical Recycling in Circular Perspective”, now available digitally  ‘Chemical Recycling in Circular Perspective’.