Cooperation port business community, Province and Municipality extended
The Deltalinqs Climate Cooperation Programme (DCCP) will continue for another year. Regional Minister Han Weber: "So many positive things have happened in the past year, that we want more of the same."
On 5 December, the Province of Zuid-Holland, Deltalinqs, the Port of Rotterdam and the Municipality of Rotterdam have signed the Letter of Cooperation with a number of progressive companies for the third time, to remain together. They are going for a strong, innovative economy and reduction of CO2 emissions through energy efficiency, alternative raw materials and alternative energy sources.
Some of the activities that have started in 2018:
Start heat pump project
Together with the Hogeschool Rotterdam, a project was started in which with the help of Deltalinqs and the Hogeschool, students research the implementation of heat pumps at participating businesses. In addition to the technical analysis, the students also look at the business case (whether it is financially viable) for those businesses. They will present the first results of this project in 2019.
Feasibility study Field Lab Electrification
Together with TNO and Volta Chem, Deltalinqs has carried out a feasibility study of a Field Lab Electrification in the port. Because of the promising results of this study, it was decided to develop the concept further. As a result, the Field Lab will be given further shape in 2019.
Start study energy mix of the future
In 2018, the research into the energy mix of the future was started and the first conversations with businesses have been completed. In 2019, this research will lead to a bottom-up look at the future of energy mix of the port.
15 parties in the H-vision project are researching the opportunities for a blue hydrogen factory in the port of Rotterdam. They want to use CO2-poor hydrogen now, to pave the way for when green hydrogen will be cost-competitive.
Signing of the Bio-LNG Covenant (Agreement)
In 2018, the Bio-LNG Covenant was signed, a strong impulse for sustainable biofuels. Through this agreement, parties will continue their efforts in the coming years to speed up the introduction of bio-LNG to enable a significant CO2 reduction.
The Province adopted the energy agenda “Watt Else” (“Wat Anders”) in 2016. In it, it sets itself the objective of at least an 85% reduction in CO2 emissions. The industry in Zuid-Holland causes most of the CO2 emissions. That is why the participating businesses choose promising chains and area-specific projects to achieve that reduction.
Weber: "A great improvement can be achieved in the industry, offering enormous economic opportunities. If this traditionally fossil sector can make the switch to the new economy, I foresee many positive possibilities, including the export of new technologies."