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The revolutionary low-carbon transition of Rotterdam

The city will save around 300 000 tonnes of CO2 emissions

  • October 26, 2018 14:30
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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Source: Facebook / Haven Rotterdam

A new waste-to-chemical facility at Rotterdam Port will be able to convert up to 360 000 tonnes of waste into 220 000 tonnes of “green” methanol, which adds up to the total annual waste of more than 700,000 households. Such a transformation of non-recyclable waste into “green” methanol will help lower carbon emissions by creating a raw material that can be used to replace fossil fuels, offering clean energy to fuel the chemical industry and transportation sector.

Such a smart way to reuse waste will save around 300 000 tonnes of CO2 emmissions by replacing fossil sources and incorporating clean methanol into existing supply trains. This waste-to-chemistry project is not just an important step on the road to a more sustainable Rotterdam industry, but it will also help advance the circular economy in the Netherlands.

Source: Smart Cities Council