Circular & Biobased Ecosystem: Taskforce Green Chemistry
The Taskforce Green Chemistry / BBE Drenthe has been active since 2014 and aims to develop the business cluster in Drenthe, especially in the field of green chemistry. This can be divided into three spearheads; (bio)composites, (bio)polymers and recycling.
The Taskforce consists of 9 people, with Ecoras playing an active role in the form of Cor Kamminga (Program Manager) and Micha Klaarenbeek (Business Development). The Taskforce is managed by the municipality of Emmen and the province of Drenthe and has also been formally part of the SUSPACC business network since 2016. In this way, it works closely with the business community and governments in the region.
Ecoras’ work focuses mainly on business development, strategic acquisition, SUSPACC support, international network and broad project support.
On November 17, the online Chemport Connect Event took place. This unique online event focused on parties within the entire chain from biomass & raw materials, monomers & polymers to chain integration, recycling, biobased and circular plastics.
Industrial resource-flow-study Emmen
For the municipality of Emmen, Ecoras conducted a study in which the industrial resource flows were mapped for the Emmen chemical cluster in 2016. This as a follow-up to the mind map Emmen – Delfzijl, which showed that quantitative data for the Emmen chemical cluster was lacking. This study identified the material inputs and outputs of the companies in the Emmen chemical cluster. Dit is tot stand gekomen in nauwe samenwerking met de bedrijven uit de regio, naast het aanvullend verzamelen van de openbare informatie in de vorm van milieujaarverslagen, milieueffectrapporten en overige. This study has produced a valuable document for the municipality of Emmen with insight into the substance flows of the chemical sector in the region.
”The Circular Economy is a blueprint for a new sustainable economy, one that has innovation and efficiency at its heart and addresses the business challenges presented by continued economic unpredictability, exponential population growth and our escalating demand for the world’s natural resources.”Chris Dedicoat, President CISCO