Gasunie and the Alkmaar-based company SCW Energy want to build a factory in Delfzijl which can produce up to 200 million cubic meters of green gas annually from fertilizer, sewage sludge and green waste.
Translation by Traci White
Last year, the Netherlands was able to produce 110 million cubic meters of gas from green sources, and a facility in Delfzijl would significantly increase production levels. Coen Weusthuis, the chairperson of the supervisory board of SCW, says that the factory would cost up to 200 million euros to build and would create between 50 and 75 new jobs.
Dagblad van het Noorden reports Gasunie would be responsible for installing equipment at the site and SCW would handle production. According to the Dagblad, SCW uses an accelerated gasification technique which can generate more gas from less waste. The company uses fertilizer, sewage sludge, green waste and abattoir waste to create gas by placing waste flows under extreme pressure at high temperatures.
A similar facility is nearing completion in Alkmaar and a third facility is planned for Rotterdam. Weusthuis says that the company also create green hydrogen and that access to the chemistry industry cluster in Delfzijl makes the Groningen destination attractive for business.
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