Indavers heat network ECLUSE avoids 100.000 ton of CO2 emissions a year

INDAVER and SLECO operate an industrial heat network in the Port of Antwerp area converting energy from the incineration of waste into steam delivered to already 5 neighbouring chemical companies through a 5 km network of pipelines. This investment allows for the connected companies to move from fossil natural gas for generation of steam to […]

Increased resource efficiency at BASF Antwerp

The Aniline nitrobenzene installation is one of the many installations on the BASF site in Antwerp. This installation makes chemical products that you can find amongst others in the automotive, construction or textile industry. In 2016, BASF Antwerp started the construction of two new installations to be able to further valorise waste streams released by […]

Borealis invests 1 billion euro for new state-of-the-art propylene plant in Kallo

Borealis is an international chemical company with headquarters in Vienna. It is building a new, state-of-the art propylene plant in the Port of Antwerp that will be one of the biggest and most energy efficient plant of its kind in the world. It will produce propylene, a building block for polypropylene plastics (PP) that are […]

Arkema Antwerp: specific energy consumption drops almost by half

Located in Zwijndrecht, ARKEMA ANTWERP has 45 employees. It is part of Arkema, a global player in speciality chemicals active in more than 55 countries with a total of 20,000 employees, 9 research centres and 136 production sites. By participating in the Audit Covenant (2006), Arkema Antwerp was able to reduce specific energy consumption by […]

UCB is aiming at carbon neutral operations by 2030   UCB’s management has set the ambitious goal to develop and produce medicines for people with severe diseases in the most environmentally sustainable way possible. Inspired by the Paris agreement, UCB decided to accelerate the implementation of its Environmental Strategy (also called Green Strategy) by setting three ambitious targets to reach by 2030. One […]

90% of liquid bulk is transported by water

Within the chemical industry, the storage of liquid raw materials and products is often outsourced to companies specialising in the storage and transport of liquid bulk. These service providers are grouped into a business association called BATO, the Belgian Association of Tank Storage Businesses, part of essenscia. Their strategic location within the port area means […]

Greening Logistics at ADPO

ADPO, Antwerp Distribution and Products Operations, is a 300 people company with multiple sites in the Port of Antwerp specialised in storage and distribution of highly specialised chemicals, mainly liquid bulk. In their continuous search for improvements, providing their services to their clients, whilst remaining in compliance with the highest environmental, safety and health regulations, […]

essenscia coordinates the voluntary energy efficiency agreements

The voluntary energy efficiency agreements signed by companies in Flanders and Wallonia envisage a continuous process of energy efficiency improvements. Following the success of the first generation of voluntary agreements (2003-2014) in improving energy efficiency while taking account of the industrial and economic reality, Belgium’s regional governments decided to continue with a second generation of […]

Energy efficiency at SANOFI in Geel

Sanofi is exploring how to use less energy at its site in Geel. Investments are made when opportunities are identified. For example, 7 refrigeration units with a refrigeration power of 7100 kW were recently replaced by 4 new refrigeration units, each with a refrigeration capacity of ± 1100 kW. An analysis showed that the refrigeration […]

Air Liquide is building a new-generation hydrogen production unit

Air Liquide is investing in the construction of a new-generation hydrogen production unit at the Covestro production site in the port of Antwerp. This new-generation hydrogen production unit will improve the energy efficiency and global environmental footprint of the production process. Founded in Belgium in 1906 and in the Netherlands in 1913, Air Liquide currently […]