Metabolism Waterpoort

Towards a biobased economy

In Waterpoort, at the river delta of the Rijn-Schelde, combinations of fortunate conditions lead the region towards a biobased economy. The epic center of this transition is the Open Innovation Campus Groene Chemie in Bergen op Zoom. Here new methods of using local agricultural waste (e.g. beet pulp and manure) as resources for performance materials, chemicals and coatings are being developed. These methods are upscaled and tested at Biobase Europe in Gent before being implemented in factories in and around Waterpoort. The waste heat and CO2 emissions of these factories are being reused in greenhouses which in return produce agricultural waste as resources for production. In closing the cycles of energy, water and materials a lot of potential connections have yet to be made. An existing multicore underground pipeline (buisleidingenstraat) between Rotterdam and Antwerp may serve as an exchange between the most important areas. Potential new algae farms along the main infrastructure can absorb CO2 and purify waste water and produce even more biomass.

year
2010

team
ir. Marco Vermeulen, Marcello Fantuz

status
vision

client
Noord-Brabant and Zeeland Provinces

website
www.brabant.nl

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Waterpoort area overview
Waterpoort area overview
Key Points
Key Points
Waterpoort Metabolism
Waterpoort Metabolism
Waste heat
Waste heat
CO2
CO2
Water
Water
Electricity
Electricity
Biomass
Biomass
Connectivity
Connectivity
Buisleiding
Buisleiding
Production
Production
Knowledge
Knowledge
Waterpoort plus area (including Zeeland)
Waterpoort plus area (including Zeeland)
Exchange waste heat Sloegebied
Exchange waste heat Sloegebied
Exchange CO2 Sloegebied
Exchange CO2 Sloegebied
Exchange waste heat Moerdijk
Exchange waste heat Moerdijk
Exchange CO2 Moerdijk
Exchange CO2 Moerdijk
Exchange waste heat Kanaalzone
Exchange waste heat Kanaalzone
Exchange CO2 Kanaalzone
Exchange CO2 Kanaalzone
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