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Gasunie and Perpetual Next are going to collaborate on the production and distribution of green gas from syngas. They want to build a new plant for this purpose in Chemiecluster Delfzijl, part of Chemport Europe.
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Both companies signed a 50/50 joint venture agreement this week to further develop and realise their project, Torrgas Delfzijl. Perpetual Next owns the technology to convert biomass consisting of organic waste streams, green waste and scrap wood into high-quality renewable raw material via torrefaction. It is then gasified into syngas from which green gas, as well as methanol and hydrogen can be produced. The production of syngas is also cost-effective due to the by-product of bio-char; a pure form of carbon with applications as a soil improver, in water purification and for cleaning chimney gases from factories.

Construction of the plant is expected to start in autumn 2022. It is expected that the plant can be put into operation in 2024 with a green gas production of 12 million m3 per year. This may soon be scaled up to 40 or 120 million m3 of green gas per year. Perpetual Next will take responsibility for managing and operating the plant. Gasunie, operator of the Dutch gas pipeline network, will take care of the distribution.

The first phase of this project involves an investment of approximately € 60 million. The final investment decision will be made later this year. The plant will initially provide direct employment for fifteen people.


“The cooperation with Gasunie and the Chemport Europe location is of strategic importance to us,” says Martijn van Rheenen, co-founder of Perpetual Next. “It’s great to see that this region will once again be supplying gas, but in a future-proof way. The availability of raw materials, the space to realise production facilities with new clean technologies and the available knowledge and expertise make this the perfect environment.”

Ulco Vermeulen, member of the Executive Board of Gasunie: “The ambition of the Climate Agreement is to produce 2 billion m3 of green gas by 2030. Together with other parties, we are working to make green gas affordable and available on a large scale. This project fits in with this ambition; we have great confidence in jointly realising a sustainable, successful, technologically advanced project.”

Image: Gasunie/Perpetual Next