Simone De Corte

North-C-Methanol through to final round of Innovation Fund

The ten private and public partners of the North-C-Methanol project are very pleased with the confirmation that their funding project is through to the “second stage” of the European ETS Innovation Fund for large projects.  The North-C-Methanol project is among the top 70 projects selected in Europe to go through to the second and final …

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Jan De Nul

Activities Jan De Nul Group shapes both water and land. We enable the production of offshore energy and maintain the depth of waterways. We build new ports and create extra land. We realise complex infrastructure works and erect any type of building. We tackle pollution in whatever form. Thanks to the fruitful interaction within our …

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Avecom

Activities Avecom (Ghent, Belgium) is an innovative SME focused on controlling and optimizing microbial processes. The company was founded as a spin-out of the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering (Ghent University). Avecom develops fermentation processes for the production of sustainable microbial proteins for use in animal feed and human food. Avecom has its own, fully equipped …

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Volvo

Activities Manufacturing and assembly of motor vehicles Interest/importance/role in North-CCU-Hub In the context of Volvo Car Gent’s sustainable approach, CO2 neutrality is a priority on the agenda. Mainly a question of gas consumption (spraying department (ovens) and power plant). That is why we are looking for a transition from natural gas to a CO2-neutral energy …

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Gas Fermentation: CO2 and CO as feedstock for high value compounds

For almost a decade, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is collaborating with Arcelor Mittal on the development of sustainable fermentation processes that can convert industrial steel mill gases into added value products. Microbes, it is all about microbes! The more than 2000 years old and most popular fermentation process uses yeast to convert malt and …

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CO2 as feedstock for the production of biodegradable plastics (PHA)

More than 5 million tons of plastic ends up in the sea every year. In addition, the emissions that are released during the petrochemical plastic production process are also polluting. The development of bioplastics, such as polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), is receiving increasing attention from this perspective. PHA are characterized by their excellent biodegradability and can be …

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North-CCU-Hub in 2021: a quest for new demo projects

North-CCU-Hub will also in 2021 maximize its efforts to reduce CO2 emissions in North Sea Port. Following the inspiring example of the North-C-Methanol project, the consortium strives to set up trajectories towards new demonstrator units in the coming years. Therefore, the consortium will be organized around different tracks for innovative CCU demonstrators: Green methanol as …

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North-C-Methanol launch widely picked up by the press

On October 21st, a press conference was given on the occasion of the signature of the Joint Development Agreement of the North-C-Methanol project. The news was picked up by Flemish television channels Kanaal Z and AVS, in several Flemish and even international newspapers and in a variety of professional literature channels. Find an overview of …

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North-C-Methanol partners sign agreement – Press Release

The 10 North-C-Methanol partners have signed a ‘Joined Development Agreement’, formalizing their joint commitment to realize and implement the North-C-Methanol project. The signature of this agreement was communicated on October 21st in a press conference with contributions of Daan Schalck (CEO North Sea Port) and Cedric Osterrieth (CEO Engie Generation). The press release can be …

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Methanol, an excellent alternative fuel for sustainable shipping

For several years, researchers of the Transport Technology group at Ghent University have collaborated with the engineers of ABC Engines to investigate alternative fuels for the maritime sector. Based on important criteria such as sustainability, scalability and storability, methanol has been selected by the researchers as one of the main candidates to transform the maritime …

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