12 November 2014

AkzoNobel and partners to explore use of waste as chemicals feedstock

AkzoNobel is part of a major Dutch partnership working with Canada’s Enerkem to explore the use of waste streams as a feedstock for chemical production and […]
13 November 2014

Klesch Announces Restart of Aluminium Production at Delfzijl (the Netherlands)

The Klesch Group (“Klesch” or “the Group”) today announces that it has decided to restart aluminium production at Delfzijl (the Netherlands). The Group expects to restart […]
25 November 2014

AkzoNobel and partners looking to turn sugar beet into raw materials

AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie, Rabobank, Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands (NOM), Groningen Seaports, and the Province of Groningen, to investigate […]
13 February 2015

ChemCom Industries B.V. invests €4.2m in a new production facility for high performance fertilizers

ChemCom Industries B.V., located at Oosterhorn in Farmsum (the Netherlands) and part of the chemical cluster Eemsdelta, invests €4.2m in a new production facility for the […]
19 March 2015

Contitank continues to plan ahead

Contitank – an independent player in the market for the storage of vegetable and animal oils and fats – once again has lots of plans in […]
6 February 2017

Towards green chemistry, chemical parks together in Chemport Europe

Chemport Europe. Chemistry between companies, governments and universities. Accelerating the green economy and putting the chemical sector of this region on the global map is the […]
13 February 2017

AkzoNobel reduces CO2emissions by 100,000 tons thanks to new bio-steam facility

Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp commissions new bio-steam supply from energy company Eneco to AkzoNobel AkzoNobel, Eneco and Groningen Seaports have jointly invested around […]
21 April 2017

RIG grants subsidy for CO2 injection project BioMCN

On April 11 BioMCN received a subsidy of  € 110,000, – granted by the province of Groningen. BioMCN will invest in a new method for production […]
18 July 2017

Avantium signs contract with AkzoNobel for pilot biorefinery in Delfzijl

Avantium, a leading chemical technology company and forerunner in renewable chemistry, locates a new pilot biorefinery at Chemie Park Delfzijl, the Netherlands. Avantium and AkzoNobel have […]
1 September 2017

BioMCN to double capacity with €100 million investment

OCI N.V. (Euronext: OCI), BioMCN’s parent company, announced an estimated €100 million investment to refurbish the second methanol production line at BioMCN, located at Chemical Park […]
5 October 2017

The construction of a hydrogen filling station in Delfzijl is a step closer

The construction of a hydrogen filling station has started at Chemical Park Delfzijl. Groningen Seaports is building the hydrogen pipe to this hydrogen filling station. The […]
7 November 2017

New economic activity in Delfzijl and Eemshaven

Both of Groningen’s seaports are doing well. Not only because of the new companies establishing at the seaports, but above all because existing companies are hugely […]
27 February 2018

Hydrogen filling station opens in Delfzijl

Thursday  22 February 2018 saw another celebratory and important step towards clean and emission-free driving: The hydrogen filling station in Delfzijl opened for business. Together with […]
17 April 2018

Dow Delfzijl celebrates 45 years of MDI production and expands substantially

On Wednesday 11 April 2018 Dow celebrated the 45th anniversary of its establishment in Delfzijl. The establishment will be devoting 2018 to celebrations and expansions. The […]
21 June 2018

Major expansion for ChemCom Industries Delfzijl

ChemCom Industries in Delfzijl is to undergo a major expansion with modern storage and loading capacity for two types of adhesive. ChemCom is thus taking on […]
6 September 2018

The Northern Netherlands aims to be Europe’s most sustainable industrial area by 2030

Call for 4-6 GW of wind farms north of the Wadden Sea The Northern Netherlands industrial cluster aims to be one of Europe’s most sustainable industrial […]
7 September 2018

Scale up Photanol BV to build demonstration plant at AkzoNobel site in Delfzijl

Photanol BV, Amsterdam, has closed a substantial new financing round (€8M) to demonstrate its industrial capabilities to produce chemicals from CO2 and sunlight. The commitment of […]
28 February 2019

Northern Netherlands presents investment agenda for large-scale emission-free hydrogen

Companies and governments in the Northern Netherlands plan to invest 2.8 billion euros in emission-free hydrogen over the next 12 years. Today they are offering the […]
27 March 2019

Avantium locates demonstration plant for third technology program Mekong in Delfzijl

Avantium has decided to locate the new demonstration plant for its Mekong technology in Chemie Park Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The construction of the demonstration plant – […]
27 May 2019

KLM, SkyNRG and SHV Energy announce project first European plant for sustainable aviation fuel

Unique production facility will be developed in Delfzijl Amstelveen, 27 May 2019 – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has committed itself for a 10-year period to the […]
28 May 2019

SkyNRG builds Europe’s first sustainable kerosene plant in Delfzijl

Dutch company SkyNRG, world market leader in sustainable fuel for aviation, together with its partners KLM, SHV Energy and Schiphol, today announced the first sustainable kerosene […]
29 May 2019

Firms reduce emissions at Chemical Park Delfzijl through increased use of sustainable steam

Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) and other firms based at Chemical Park Delfzijl in the Netherlands will save up to 100,000 tons of CO2 emissions per […]
17 September 2019

Long-term cooperation for a carbon neutral future

Groningen Seaports, Port of Amsterdam and Port of Den Helder launch Hydroports The ports of Amsterdam, Den Helder and Groningen are entering into a hydrogen partnership […]
7 October 2019

Looking for scale-ups to innovate the chemical and energy industry in Northern Netherlands

A major international challenge to find tangible solutions Economic Board Groningen (EBG) is organising an international pitch event, called the Sustainable Industry Challenge – Chemport Europe […]
22 November 2019

Worldwide interest to increase sustainability in the chemicals/energy sector of Noord-Groningen

More than 200 companies from as far away as America, Hong Kong and Israel, have entered their solutions for the Sustainable Industry Challenge, Chemport Europe edition, […]
19 December 2019

Economic Board Groningen welcomes 40 top companies to an exciting Sustainable Industry Challenge final

Following an intensive selection procedure, a couple of industrial companies, the challenge setters, together with the initiator Economic Board Groningen, selected 40 innovative companies (scale-ups) from […]
24 January 2020

Hydrogen plant Delfzijl is a step closer

Nouryon and Gasunie win EU backing for pioneering green hydrogen project A consortium comprising Nouryon, Gasunie and four other partners will receive an €11-million European grant […]
27 February 2020

Europe’s largest green hydrogen project starts in Groningen

A consortium of Gasunie, Groningen Seaports and Shell Nederland has launched ambitious NortH2 green hydrogen project NortH2 vision: • Energy from source to customer – from […]
26 May 2020

Northern Netherlands industry ten years ahead of the Paris Agreement

The contribution of Dutch industry, including that in the Northern Netherlands, from Emmen to Eemshaven, is essential to meeting the Dutch carbon emission targets in 2030 […]
23 June 2020

Aldel boosts green credentials with solar power agreement

Netherlands-based aluminium producer, Aldel, is to partner with solar park operator Ecorus in a new initiative which is seeking to accelerate the development of solar power […]
10 July 2020

Groningen Seaports makes substantial investment in Heveskes industrial site

Groningen Seaports is to invest over €25 million to make the Heveskes industrial site, located between Chemie Park Delfzijl and the Aldel aluminium plant, suitable for […]
13 April 2021

Energy transition and market opportunities call for expansion of Eemshaven

Groningen Seaports wholeheartedly supports the plans of the Province of Groningen and the Municipality of Het Hogeland to expand Eemshaven and to start work on the […]
10 December 2021

Avantium takes a positive Final Investment Decision on the construction of its plant in Delfzijl

Avantium N.V., a leading technology company in renewable chemistry, announces that it has taken a positive Final Investment Decision (FID) on the construction of its FDCA […]
16 December 2021

Nobian and GIG join forces to launch leading green hydrogen company HyCC

Nobian, with an establishment in Delfzijl, and Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) are joining forces to form a leading industrial green hydrogen player, the Hydrogen Chemistry […]
1 April 2022

Avantium reaches Financial Close and starts construction FDCA Flagship Plant

Avantium N.V., a leading technology company in renewable chemistry, announces that it has reached Financial Close for the construction of its FDCA Flagship Plant in Delfzijl, […]
20 April 2022

Avantium celebrates the First Piling Ceremony for its FDCA Flagship Plant

Avantium N.V., a leading technology company in renewable chemistry, today celebrated the First Piling Ceremony for its FDCA Flagship Plant at the Chemie Park Delfzijl site […]
9 November 2022

Construction of Avantium in full swing

The construction of Avantium’s FDCA factory at Heveskes industrial estate in Delfzijl is in full swing, and the contours of the plant are becoming increasingly visible. […]
24 November 2022

Chemport Innovation Center officially opened: scaling up start-ups can begin

On the Wednesday afternoon of 23 November, Member of Groningen’s Provincial Executive IJzebrand Rijzebol conducted the celebratory opening of the Chemport Innovation Center (CIC). The first […]