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The accession of de Dutch province of Fryslân and the municipality of Heerenveen to Chemport Europe completes the coverage of this green chemistry ecosystem in the Northern Netherlands. Chemport aims to be the leader in green chemistry in Europe by 2030. To achieve this, companies, knowledge institutes and governments from the northern region work together intensively. Chemport Europe ensures greening and is expected to create more jobs.
Editorial office / Groningen

Circular plastics and recycling play a very important role in the greening of chemistry. Fryslân and Heerenveen are a welcome reinforcement of the ecosystem, given the expertise and activities in this field in Fryslân and especially around Heerenveen. Think, for example, of the NTCP (National Test Centre Circular Plastics), the Plastic Sorting Plant, NedCam and Morssinkhof Plastics.

Chemport Europe as of now consists of the chemical clusters in Delfzijl and Emmen and recycling expertise around Heerenveen, some 120 companies in total. Complemented by a large knowledge cluster around the University of the North (MBO, HBO and WO) and the active role of provinces and municipalities, this ecosystem is working hard to make the process industry more sustainable and strengthen it. To this end, the transition to renewable non-fossil raw materials, reducing emissions and using renewable energy are the spearheads.

Henk Brink, chairman Chemport Europe: “With the accession of Fryslân and Heerenveen, we complete the northern coverage and make the ecosystem even stronger. This is good for business activity within the ecosystem, and also gives it greater appeal internationally.”

Chemport Europe’s partners at a glance:

  • The municipalities of Eemsdelta, Emmen, Heerenveen, Het Hogeland;
  • The provinces of Drenthe, Friesland, Groningen;
  • Hanzehogeschool Groningen, NHL Stenden, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, GETEC.PARK EMMEN, Groningen Seaports, Samenwerkende Bedrijven Eemsdelta, Campus Groningen, NOM.

For more information, visit Chemport Europe’s website.

Image, flnr: Henri Kats (Groningen Seaports), Guido Rink (Municipality of Emmen), Frans Alting (Samenwerkende Bedrijven Eemsdelta), Henk Brink (Province of Drenthe), Errit Bekkering (NOM-Chemport), Martin Brandsma (Province of Fryslân, Hans Ronde (Municipality of Eemsdelta) , Erica Schaper (NHL Stenden), Dina Boonstra (NOM), IJzebrand Rijzebol (Province of Groningen) Dick Pouwels (Hanzehogeschool Groningen), Hans Biemans (RUG), Edward van der Meer (Campus Groningen), Reinder Jacobi (Province of Groningen).