Joining forces to expand green chemistry solutions and share knowledge on innovation hubs. and circular transition
Holland Circular Hotspot and Chemport Europe – Groningen Seaports (GSP) have struck an alliance by signing a collaboration agreement. Together, they will work to foster a circular economy that harnesses the potential of bio-refinery, green chemistry, and green energy within and outside European borders, empowering circularity worldwide.
On September 14th, in The Hague (The Netherlands), the organisations have entered a strategic partnership that will strengthen their cooperation towards a circular transition as well as create new business opportunities in the chemical industry.
Chemport Europe is an innovative ecosystem, working toward a flourishing, sustainable chemical sector in the Northern Netherlands, Circular Plastics is one their 4 focus area’s.
Areas of collaboration
After working together with Holland Circular Hotspot during various Dutch trade missions and initiatives, Chemport Europe and Groningen Seaports decided to partner with HCH.
This new collaboration builds upon a shared vision that promotes the Dutch approach and solutions in the field of the circular economy internationally. Drawing on their respective areas of expertise, the partnership between Chemport Europe Groningen Seaports and the Holland Circular Hotspot connections, creates a broad network for the green chemistry ecosystem.
Chemport Europe has a plural ecosystem of over 120 companies and knowledge institutes that can contribute to showcasing solutions across the value chain. Groningen Seaports is a key player in this network, with strong developed industries for end-of-use solutions within the plastics, electronics and wind-turbine industries.
Henk Brink, Chairman Chemport Europe: “We look forward to the cooperation with Holland Circular Hotspot. Innovations from the Chemport region offer solutions to the challenges we face wordwide, and I am confident that the cooperation with Holland Circular Hotspot will strengthen our message across the globe.
Groningen Seaports’ CEO Cas König: “The partnership with the Holland Circular Hotspot connects perfectly with the international perspective that we have as a port regarding the circular field of operations. Circular chains are not built alone, but together in a global market. With this partnership we intensify the necessary cooperation with international trade partners, regions, and clusters”.
Freek van Eijk, CEO Holland Circular Hotspot: “We are very pleased to start this partnership with Chemport and Groningen Seaports. This hub clearly shows that sharing and combining material streams at one physical location creates innovative solutions for a circular economy. We look forward to share the succes of the hub and its 100+ companies with our international network.”
As a Dutch frontrunner in sustainable chemistry, Chemport Europe has been actively engaged in developing an ecosystem that implements solutions for green chemistry in the Northern Netherlands area. Therefore, circular polymers and recycling occupy a very prominent position in the playing field, alongside bio-based raw materials and CO2 and hydrogen as raw materials.