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The business community in the Central and West Brabant region is ready to make a substantial contribution to the sustainability of the Dutch economy in the coming years.
Editorial office / Breda

There are plans from six leading companies for CO2 capture and utilisation, electrification of production processes and the production of green hydrogen, among other things. Together, these projects could even lead to negative CO2 emissions. This can be achieved, among other things, by capturing, reusing and storing CO2 from biobased raw materials. In addition, the companies can supply heat to surrounding municipalities equivalent to the consumption of 200,000 homes and increase the production capacity of hydrogen. Finally, circularity in the use of raw materials is being further developed.

Accelerating the energy transition

On 12 May, the province of North Brabant and the collaborating companies in the Central and West Brabant Industry Table (Attero, Cosun, Ennatuurlijk, RWE, SABIC and Shell) signed a declaration of intent to realise sustainable projects that reduce CO2 emissions and accelerate energy transition.

The Industry Table Central and West Brabant is a regional initiative for and by companies. Willem Sederel, chairman of Circular Biobased Delta, is quartermaster. In recent years, the region has already achieved a 35% CO2 emission reduction compared to 1990 through energy savings and smart links between business processes. Further sustainability requires the construction of new infrastructure. The Industry Table shows that the potential for further savings and sustainability of the production processes in the region is so great that a rapid realisation of this infrastructure is desirable.

In the coming weeks, the parties involved, in consultation with the national government, grid managers and municipalities in the region, will set to work to realise the plans and the associated CO2 savings and energy transition in the coming years.

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