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Setting a new global standard in biofuels, chemicals and waste management

Setting a new global standard in biofuels, chemicals and waste management

Setting a new global standard in biofuels, chemicals and waste managementSetting a new global standard in biofuels, chemicals and waste management

the partners

Air Liquide


The world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3.5 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.

Air Liquide’s ambition is to lead its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability. The company’s customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable growth over the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes in healthcare and digitization, and delivers greater value to all its stakeholders.

Air Liquide has been operating in Belgium since 1906 and in the Netherlands since 1913. The company runs 27 industrial sites in the Benelux. Today, the Group employs more than 1,200 employees in all activities and supplies more than 65,000 customers and patients in the Benelux region. The Industrial Merchant Activity of Air Liquide Benelux supplies industrial gases as well as innovative solutions, including technologies, equipment and services. The Air Liquide Benelux Large Industries business line operates a pipeline network stretching 2,225 kilometres, which supplies the industrial basins from Mons to Rotterdam. http://www.catalog-airliquide-benelux.com/nederland/blog



Enerkem produces advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals from waste. Its disruptive proprietary technology converts non-recyclable, non-compostable municipal solid waste into methanol, ethanol and other widely-used chemicals. Headquartered in Montreal (QC), Canada, Enerkem operates a full-scale commercial facility in Alberta as well as an innovation centre in Quebec. Enerkem's facilities are built as prefabricated systems based on the company's modular manufacturing infrastructure that can be deployed globally. Enerkem's technology is a prime example of how a true circular economy can be achieved by diversifying the energy mix and by making everyday products greener while offering a smart, sustainable alternative to landfilling and incineration. https://enerkem.com



Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, and personal care items. Building on the dedication of our 9,500 employees and our shared commitment to safety, sustainability, and open innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol. https://www.nouryon.com

Port of Rotterdam


The objective of the Port of Rotterdam Authority is to enhance the port’s competitive position as a logistics hub and world-class industrial complex. Not only in terms of size, but also with regard to quality. The Port Authority is therefore leading the transition to sustainable energy and it is committed to digitalisation in order to make 

the port, and the supply chain, more efficient. The core tasks of the Port Authority are to develop, manage and exploit the port in a sustainable way and to deliver speedy and safe services for shipping.

Facts and figures for the Port Authority and the Port of Rotterdam:

Port Authority: 1,200 employees, turnover approx. € 710 million. 


Port area: 12,500 ha port area (land & water, of which ca. 6,000 ha industrial sites). The port area is more than forty kilometres long.

Employment: 385,000 jobs. 

Goods throughput: approx. 470 million tonnes of goods per annum. 

Shipping: approx. 30,000 ocean-going vessels and 120,000 inland vessels per annum. Added value: (direct and indirect): €45.6 billion, 6.2% of GDP.



Shell established its New Energies division in 2016 and plans to invest on average $1-2 billion a year until 2020 in commercial investments that build on our strengths in new and fast-growing segments of the energy industry. Shell New Energies focuses on two main areas: new fuels for transport, such as advanced biofuels and hydrogen; and power, which includes low-carbon sources such as wind and solar, as well as natural gas. Go to https://www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/new-energies.html