Natural materials cycle reduces CO2 emissions to zero
On 2 February, Biobased Circular was submitted to the National Growth Fund. The plan proposes a transition in the chemical manufacturing industry using the natural materials cycle. In addition, the raw materials no longer come from fossil sources and are burned after use. Instead, vegetable sources for carbon compounds are used and recycled as much as possible. In this way, the CO2 emissions of this large Dutch industry are reduced to zero, many new jobs are created and the export position of the Netherlands is given a strong boost.
The plan bundles separate initiatives into an internationally leading circular ecosystem. The plan contains broadening research, upscaling, valorisation and chain transition. As a result, many new initiatives can arise with an economic perspective. Important fields of application are textiles, construction and packaging.
The plan is supported by more than 120 companies and organizations. Biobased Circular is supported by, among others, leading European companies (Corbion, Avantium, Cosun and Renewi), promising scale-ups, leading research institutions and the top sectors Agri & Food and ChemistryNL. The plan was submitted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, the Green Chemistry, New Economy and TKI Agri & Food platform and is supported by ChemistryNL, among others.
The website of Biobased Circular will be live soon.