Indaver focuses on partnerships at the World Resources Forum

No single company, government or organisation has the solution for climate change in the bag. By sharing our insights we can make progress faster. One such breeding ground for new ideas and collaboration is the World Resources Forum, 24-27 February 2019, in Antwerp. Indaver will also be sharing its knowledge on closing loops sustainably, the theme of this conference.

The World Resources Forum is an independent, international, non-profit organisation, which offers business leaders, policy-makers, NGOs, scientists and the general public a platform for exchanging knowledge on how to use raw materials sustainably. The 2019 conference will take place in Antwerp and is being jointly organised by OVAM (the Public Waste Agency of Flanders).

Indaver, a Bronze Partner of the WRF, is one of the companies and organisations that will have the opportunity to present its good examples of the circular and low-carbon economy to the international audience, either in a keynote speech during a session on this broad theme, in an interactive workshop where a practice will be analysed in depth, or during a site visit.

Innovative solution for plastics

This will not surprise you, but... Indaver contributes to the circular economy by producing high-quality materials and energy and by keeping the food and materials chains safe and clean. At the WRF, Indaver will put the PC2 project under the microscope during an interactive workshop, an innovative solution for end-of-life plastics that can no longer be re-used. 
The plastics2chemicals (P2C) facilities that Indaver wants to build, break plastics down into smaller hydrocarbon chains. This thermal, molecular recycling will produce a high-grade end product for the chemical industry. P2C is still in the test phase with the development of a pilot plant together with the University of Ghent.

Steam networks

In addition, conference participants can visit our site in Doel, where they will discover the industrial steam network ECLUSE, which is supplied with steam from our treatment facilities in Doel. They will also receive an explanation of a similar project on industrial symbiosis: IndaChlor in Dunkirk, where we recycle chlorinated residues from the PVC industry and supply them to a neighbouring company. Another company receives steam from this treatment process. Both of these projects are located in a port area. These locations lend themselves perfectly to the formation of industrial clusters to increase the sustainability of energy supplies.

The IndaChlor project is part of PECS (Ports Energy and Carbon Savings), a project that aims to make ports or marinas more energy efficient in a cost-effective way, involving renewable energy technologies. PECS is receiving funding from the Interreg 2 Seas programme 2014-2020, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund under subsidy contract No 2S01-020. Also the provinces of North Holland and South Holland are offering financial support.

Sharing knowledge

During these events, Indaver shares its professional knowledge on recovering high-quality materials and energy from waste. In practice, we show how waste-to-energy facilities can play a role in the circular economy and we demonstrate the importance of industrial clusters and of partnerships.

Practical information

- Indaver's P2C-workshop at the WRF conference will take place on Tuesday, 26th February from 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm. Interested conference participants must register in advance.
- The site visit to Doel will take place on Wednesday, 27th February from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm. This visit is also open to conference participants. Advance registration is necessary. Places are limited.

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