Last week, local governments in Drenthe and the Sustainable Product and Chemical Cluster announced an investment of 500,000 euros to boost industrial activity at the Chemical Cluster Emmen.
Translation by Traci White
Dagblad van het Noorden reports that provincial executive representative Henk Brink, alderperson Guido Rink and Bart Labrie, the chairperson of the Sustainable Product and Chemical Cluster (SUSPACC) signed an agreement on Friday to further develop the green chemical industry in the province. SUSPACC is a group of small to medium enterprises in Drenthe working in the green chemistry sector.
The main goal of the investment is to support business activity in the area by helping existing companies develop further and to collaborate with local academic institutions to identify future opportunities for the cluster. Chemical Cluster Emmen focuses on production of “green plastics, composites, fibres and yarns”, according to Chemport Europe, which is name of the chemical and material network that Emmen, Delfzijl, Campus Groningen and regional infrastructure are a part of.
Companies based at the Emmen site, which is located at the emmtec Industry & Business Park, include DSM, Teijin Aramid, Morssinkhof Plastics, Morssinkhof Sustainable Products, Low&Bonar, Cumapol Emmen, Jellice, Sunoil, Senbis Polymer Innovations, Innofil3D (BASF), Coolrec, EMMTEC services, Verwater, Stork, Eekels, Engie, JPB, N-xt Fertilizers, Sustainable Polymer Innovation Cluster and Green PAC.