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GIDARA Energy announced this week the construction of its first advanced biofuel plant in the port of Amsterdam: Advanced Methanol Amsterdam ("AMA"). The new plant will convert non-recyclable waste into advanced methanol.
Editorial office / Amsterdam

The state-of-the-art plant will produce approximately 87.5 KTA (kilotonnes per year) of sustainable methanol from 175 KTA of non-recyclable waste (including household waste, B-wood and demolition waste). It amounts to the waste from 290,000 households that does not need to be landfilled or incinerated. The biofuel replaces fossil fuels, which results in a considerable CO2 reduction every year. By-products such as green CO2 and solid residues are used for greenhouses and cement filling respectively.

The new plant will use the technically and commercially proven HTW® conversion technology developed by RWE and Thyssenkrupp. “Our focus now is to set up the AMA plant and use the same model for other locations in the Netherlands, Europe and North America,” says Wim van der Zande, CEO of GIDARA Energy.


The plant will be built in the BioPark, an industrial site in the Port of Amsterdam developed for producers of renewable fuels. It will also house a knowledge centre with a test facility and pilot plant. Roon van Maanen, Director Energy & Circular Industry at the Port of Amsterdam: “The AMA initiative builds a bridge between waste processing and the renewable fuels industry. It is a ‘flagship project’ to bring us closer to achieving our sustainability goals.”

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