Indavers heat network ECLUSE spares 100.000 ton of CO2 emissions a year

INDAVER and SLECO operate an industrial heat network in the Port of Antwerp area converting energy from the incineration of waste into steam delivered to already 5 neighbouring chemical companies through a 5 km network of pipelines. This investment allows for the connected companies to move from fossil natural gas for generation of steam to […]

Kaneka Eurogentec: healing through DNA

A progressive method has made Kaneka Eurogentec, a spin-off of the University of Liège, the world leader in the large-scale production of DNA plasmids. The term “DNA plasmid” refers to a circular fragment of DNA that carries a gene that, once introduced into the patient, generates a protein – with no secondary effect – that […]

Kaneka: a revolutionary packaging to counter the “plastic soup”

After more than two years of research, the Japanese chemical group Kaneka’s Belgian site has developed a completely new organic packaging material which can not only be recycled by composting but, of course, is also biodegradable. This innovation is the fruit of a marriage between their two main areas of expertise: fermentation and macromolecular technology. […]

Janssen Pharmaceutica: Spray drying, a first for better drugs

Thanks to a combination of innovative technologies, Janssen Pharmaceutica’s Geel site has managed to increase the effectiveness of highly complex drugs by facilitating their absorption by the human body. New drugs have to treat diseases of increasing complexity. As a result, the active molecules – the active ingredients of these drugs – are increasingly elaborate. […]

Eastman Chemical Company: one molecule makes protecting crops safer and more effective

A team of researchers at Eastman Chemical Company has been working for three years on developing a synthetic molecule within a new production site in the port of Ghent. This molecule allows crops to be sprayed more safely and effectively. Phytosanitary products intended for agriculture are strictly regulated, hence the importance of optimum and safe […]

UCB is aiming at carbon neutral operations by 2030

https://reports.ucb.com/2018/integrated-report/servicepages/videos/files/5_0_green_strategy.mp4   UCB’s management has set the ambitious goal to develop and produce medicines for people with severe diseases in the most environmentally sustainable way possible. Inspired by the Paris agreement, UCB decided to accelerate the implementation of its Environmental Strategy (also called Green Strategy) by setting three ambitious targets to reach by 2030. One […]

Borealis founding partner of Project STOP

Launched in October 2017 by Borealis and SYSTEMIQ, Project STOP aims to accelerate waste management improvements in South-East Asia, reduce marine littering, improve livelihoods and public health, and increase resource efficiency. We know that a significant amount of ocean plastic waste originates from land-based sources, with roughly 50% originating from just five Asian economies: China, […]

InOpSys closes process waste water and materials loops on site

InOpSys designs, delivers and operates a ‘Plant On A Truck’, which can provide a total on-site sustainable capex-free process water treatment solution for industrial process waters mainly coming from pharmaceutical or chemical industry. This installation is also called a fully Flexible, Modular and Mobile Unit (FMMU) and is built in containers. The Flexible & Modular […]

Total together with Valipac making shrink hoods circular

Valipac launched in 2018 together with its partners the ‘Clean Site Circular Project’, with the financial support of Vlaanderen Circulair. Its purpose? To re-inject the hoods used for the delivery of construction materials into the value chain as recycled content for the production of new shrink hoods for the construction sector, without any loss of […]