AkzoNobel launch new Bio-Steam Facility Reduces AkzoNobel’s Carbon Dioxide Emissions and purchase green energy from wind farm with DSM, Google and Philips
The Dutch company has signed a 12-year deal with Eneco which commenced in December 2016. They will purchase steam from Eneco’s recently-retrofitted biomass facility in Delfzijl Chemical Park, where AkzoNobel operates.
Henk Kamp, the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Groningen Seaports and Eneco opened a facility that will supply steam from biomass to the chemical park at Delfzijl in the Netherlands.
Eneco converted its biomass plant into a combined heat and power (CHP) plant. It will primarily be used for AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals site. Groningen Seaports has built the infrastructure to pipe the steam to the chemical park.
Henk Kamp said:
The North of the Netherlands is leading the way in the transition to sustainable energy. The Northern provinces and municipalities were the first to have a plan for implementing the Dutch Energy Agreement.
The steam is transported via a pipeline constructed by Groningen Seaports. Around 10% of total Dutch chemical production comes from Delfzijl and the industry is a major employer in the region. The joint consortium has invested over €40 million in the project so far.
All this is great news for the environment and means an additional 10% of AkzoNobel’s energy consumption in the Netherlands now comes from renewable sources. AkzoNobel will now reduce its CO2 emissions by an incredible 100,000 tons every year, equivalent to 12,500 households.
AkzoNobel, DSM, Google and Philips purchase Green Energy from Bouwdokken Wind Farm
Elsewhere AkzoNobel, DSM, and Google announced another multi-year contract to purchase wind energy in January 2017. This follows the announcement back in October 2016 of a new contract for the consortium. They will purchase renewable energy from Windpark Krammer, currently under construction in Zeeland.
This new contract will include an agreement for the consortium to purchase all the electricity generated by the Bouwdokken wind farm. The nine turbines in wind farm Bouwdokken, each generating a capacity of 4.2 MW. The turbines are erected on the Neeltje Jans artificial island. The turbines are scheduled to come into service in Q1 of 2018.