Twence supplies first solar energy

May 1, 2017
Monday 1 May 2017 was a historic day: it was the first time we supplied solar energy! During the day, the first phase of Solar Park Tienbunderweg (1.3 MW, 4,720 panels) was connected to the Enexis grid. This is a new step on the way to more ...

Twence posts a good result in 2016

Apr 27, 2017
On 20 April 2017, the General Meeting of Shareholders adopted the Annual Financial Report of Twence Holding B.V. Twence posted a positive net profit of more than €12.1 million for 2016. 47% of the net turnover of more than €107 million comes from ...

Twence remains in the hands of public shareholders

Apr 20, 2017
During the General Meeting of Shareholders on 20 April 2017, it was decided that Twence would remain in public hands. A large majority of the shareholders also supports the possible shareholdership of the city of Münster. Twence Management is ...

First sod turned for Twence Solar Park Tienbunderweg

Feb 9, 2017
On Friday 10 February, CEOs Dennis de Jong of Solarcentury and Marc Kapteijn of Twence turned the first sod of soil for the Twence Solar Park Tienbunderweg. This marked the start of construction of the first solar park in the region! The park is ...

Green steam network for industrial business processes in Twente

Feb 3, 2017
On 3 February, Koninklijke Grolsch, Apollo Vredestein and Twence signed a declaration of intent for a study into a steam network for industrial business processes in Twente. The feasibility study will make an inventory of the possibilities of a ...

First concrete pavers made with raw materials from Twence

Feb 1, 2017
Bottom ash from Twence formed the basis of the concrete pavers produced today for the first time. For Twence, this is the first time that its bottom ash, released through the generation of electricity from municipal solid waste, has been put to ...

Euregional cooperation in waste

Jan 1, 2017
As of 1 January 2017, the city of Münster (Germany) will supply energy sources to Twence. Münster’s waste processing company will supply the residual waste from a materials recycling facility for municipal solid waste in Münster. The Energy from ...

Green energy goal of municipalities within reach, thanks to Twence

Dec 21, 2016
21 December 2016 was a day for celebration when the first pile was driven into the ground for the expansion of the Twence biomass power plant. From May 2018, the power plant will supply heat as well as green electricity – using the same biomass ...

Separating wood more efficiently and effectively

Dec 11, 2016
Separation of construction and demolition debris, commercial and industrial waste and oversized municipal solid waste is a labour-intensive activity. Twence recently added a scanner with an NIR camera (Near Infra Red) to the Materials Recycling ...

More sustainable heat from flue gases

Dec 7, 2016
Twence intends to recover extra heat from the flue gases released by the biomass power plant. An extra heat exchanger will retrieve the heat from the flue gases and add it to the district heating system of Ennatuurlijk.

On course for 100% sustainable heat

Dec 6, 2016
Twence and Ennatuurlijk have signed an agreement for the supply of more sustainable heat to the district heating network in Enschede. This will be an expansion of existing activities; in due course sustainable heat can be supplied to 20,000 extra ...

Threefold increase in renewable energy production a step closer

Oct 11, 2016
The conversion of the biomass power plant of Twence has come another step closer. And through that, a threefold increase in the renewable energy production of this power plant with almost the same input!

Recycled nutrients market needs to mature

Oct 5, 2016
State Secretary Sharon Dijksma signed the Nutrient Ambition 2018 plan on 5 October 2016, taking the next step towards a mature market for recycled nutrients. As active participant in the Nutrient Platform, Twence was present and set out its own ...

Twence ensures that Twente has one of the most sustainable district heating networks

Sep 20, 2016
Warmtenet Enschede scored third place in the top 3 sustainable district heating system this month. This means that a high Equivalent Generation Efficiency is delivered; the factor shows the ratio between the supplied heat and the use of fossil ...

Research into capture of CO2 for reuse

Aug 16, 2016
Due to the high demand for CO2 for industrial applications, but also for instance in horticulture (greenhouses), we have started researching the possibility of capturing substantially more CO2 from the flue gases of our Energy from Waste plants. ...

Twence manure valorisation enters next phase towards realisation in 2017

Jul 21, 2016
Twence proceeds to the next phase in the manure valorisation project: the detailed engineering. This brings a manure valorisation plant in Twente another step closer to realisation. The integrated environmental permit and nature conservation ...

Twence posts a profit for 2015

Apr 21, 2016
Twence has managed to post a profit of more than €9.5 million in 2015 as well. Almost half of this comes from the sale of energy in the shape of electricity, steam and heat. The other half comes from the processing of waste and biomass and the ...

Twence signs International Green Deal for compost

Mar 2, 2016
Several EU countries around the North Sea want the coordination of legislation and regulations for the import and export of secondary raw materials to improve so that less raw material is lost. The Netherlands, Flemish-speaking Belgium, the ...

First manure valorisation contract with Twence signed

Feb 16, 2016
On Tuesday 16 February 2016, the first contract was signed for the processing of manure in the manure valorisation plant that Twence intends to build at its Zenderen site. Manure supplier Jannink and Twence signed a contract for the supply of ...