ADPO strengthens its multimodal model

Antwerp Distribution and Products Operations (ADPO) has invested heavily in the expansion of its logistics infrastructure in recent years. Goal: to strengthen its multimodal model to take more trucks off the road. For example, the company has constructed a new barge quay so that containers that are normally delivered by road can now also be […]

Portfolio Sustainability Assessment : innovation towards Safe and Sustainable by Design product applications

Already in 2018, under the umbrella of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, thirteen pioneering chemical companies developed the Portfolio Sustainability Assessments methodology to demonstrate how chemical companies – on top of regulatory requirements – can proactively screen and steer their chemical innovation, products and services portfolio’s towards safer and enhanced environmental and sustainability […]

85% of liquid bulk is transported by water

Within the chemical industry, the storage of liquid raw materials and products is often outsourced to companies specialising in the storage and transport of liquid bulk. These service providers are grouped into a business association called BATO, the Belgian Association of Tank Storage Businesses, part of essenscia. Their strategic location within the port area means […]

Soudal doubles production capacity in Turnhout with new ‘factory of the future’

Soudal, an expert in chemical building materials, is building a new factory for adhesives and mastics that will double the current production capacity in Turnhout. The advanced production facility – with an investment of 40 million euros – will cover more than 20,000 m² and will operate with a fully automatic process. There is no […]

Calidris Bio transforms CO2 and renewable energy into a source of protein

Fermentation technology is used, along with renewable energy and CO2 capture, to produce a good quality, nutritious source of protein with a low ecological footprint. With this innovation, Calidris Bio, which works out of the incubator for sustainable chemistry, BlueChem, is developing an alternative to environmentally damaging products such as soya or fish meal for […]

Chemistry Strategy: Flanders, the Netherlands and North Rhine-Westphalia present a sustainable future vision for the chemicals sector

Trilateral Fully committed to innovation and infrastructure for a successful energy and climate transition. This should make the chemicals sector in Flanders, the Netherlands and North Rhine-Westphalia – the beating heart of the Western European chemicals industry – the engine of the switch to a climate-neutral and circular economy. That is the objective of the […]

HyTrucks consortium aims to run 300 trucks on hydrogen in Belgium by 2025

Air Liquide, DATS 24 and Port of Antwerp join forces in the HyTrucks consortium to have 300 trucks running on hydrogen in Belgium as part of the HyTrucks initiative. This project aims to deploy a total of 1,000 hydrogen-powered zero-emission trucks on the road by 2025 and to build the appropriate infrastructure connecting Belgium, the […]