How do we work on a circular economy?
In the Antwerp@C project, Port of Antwerp is investigating the technological and economic feasibility of CO2 infrastructure to support CCUS (Carbon Capture Utilisation & Storage) applications, along with 7 chemical and energy companies. Both applications are seen as important pathways in the transition to a climate-neutral port and could make a major contribution to achieving the climate objectives. This project has the potential to reduce the total CO2 emissions at the port of Antwerp by 50% by 2030.
Port of Antwerp intends to make the 88-hectare site a hotspot for the circular economy, aimed at the sustainable processing and manufacturing industry. Circularity is the norm for the new NextGen District business park. Port of Antwerp is developing part of the site as a place for demonstrating innovative technologies, such as chemical recycling technologies. The reuse of CO2 as a raw material is also among the possibilities.
Antwerp Recycling Hub
Port of Antwerp is exploring the economic and spatial potential for setting up a Recycling Hub with a view to closing the plastic circuit. This way, we will strengthen the industrial cluster while having a positive impact on our surroundings and the environment.