Wednesday , 19 September 2018
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Rotterdam outlines green energy plans

The Port of Rotterdam has outlined its plans to bring down CO2  and NOx emissions within its facility, with the aim of making it carbon-neutral.

The facility has unveiled a range of new initiatives which include carbon capture and storage, the conversion of waste into ‘green’ methanol, the use of residual heat from the facility as a heating source for homes in Rotterdam, The Hague and Leiden, and the use of offshore wind and solar energy.

Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, said energy transition is a one of the port’s priorities moving forward.

Castelein said: “To realise this ambition, the Authority is following an ‘and-and’ strategy: it not only facilitates existing, fossil-based industrial parties in the reduction of their CO2 footprint, it is also investing heavily in the development of sustainable, circular and bio-based industries and renewable energy.”

The port is also offering discounts to vessels which use green fuels such as liquefied natural gas and shore power, while also providing space for solar and wind-powered energy generators.