Development of bottom ash washing facility
A test facility for washing bottom ashes is rising up at our Boeldershoek site. With this temporary facility we aim to acquire knowledge about the development of a permanent bottom ash washing facility, to be constructed in 2021. In addition, we would like to produce a washed product now that can be used as a freely applicable construction material.
Seaweed and CO2 are a very good combination
160 students from the Bonhoeffer College of Science and Technology (Technasium) have come up with new applications for capturing Twence’s CO2. Twence wants to use the captured CO2 on a large scale as a raw material on the market. The ‘whizz-kids’ contributed their ideas, for example, combining CO2 with seaweed, oil extraction and ocean cleanups.
Another four eagle owls born on Twence’s site
Another four eagle owls will soon fly away at Twence. This is a rarely occurring protected animal species in the Netherlands. It is therefore very special that the now permanent eagle owl couple once again raised four young owls in a 'well-stocked' nest. Over a period of ten years, this couple has produced twenty five offspring, while in 2008 there were as yet no eagle owls in Twente.
Extremely good results for Twence in 2018
On 25 April 2019, the General Meeting of Shareholders adopted the Annual Financial Report of Twence Holding B.V. We posted a positive net profit (after tax) of € 14.5 million for 2018. Almost half of the turnover of € 105.1 million comes from the sale of raw materials and energy.
Teaming up for manure valorisation and healthier soil
On 24 April 2019, all Mineral Valley Twente partners signed the partnership agreement; Twence is one of those proud partners. With the help of a long-term programme, the first trial plots that have already been set up and sufficient funds, Mineral Valley Twente in the coming years hopes to unite the right partners in this field to improve soil health and close the mineral cycle. Between them, these partners have everything that is needed: practical experience, regulations, research and education.
Aker Solutions to provide plant for CO2 capture and liquefaction
Twence aims to capture CO2 on a large scale from the flue gases produced by the Energy from Waste (EfW) plant and make it suitable for beneficial use. This CO2 will then no longer be emitted directly into the atmosphere, but reused. Norwegian Aker Solutions has won the tender for this innovative and extensive project and will supply the plant for the CO2 capture and liquefaction process. The contracts for this project have recently been signed.
Girls Day at Twence
Girls from the Dalton School Hengelo-South visited Twence today in the context of the Girls Day. This day is an initiative of VHTO to interest girls aged 10-15 in science, technology and ICT. Girls Day at Twence at its best: with a pink helmet and concluded with a high tea. Twence organised this day together with the Oyfo Museum of Technology and TwenteMilieu.
EZK, CertiQ and RVO working visit to Twence
On Friday 5 April, we received a delegation from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and CertiQ. The visit took place at the request of these organisations because of Twence’s combination of sustainable solutions and its ambition to further increase the sustainability of the region.
Free compost for residents of Twente municipalities
On Saturday, 30 March 2019, there was a great deal of interest in free compost made from the region’s own organic waste from kitchens and gardens. This sympathetic national promotion and the beautiful weather resulted in a great deal of activity at the household waste recovery centres. Jurgen van Houdt, Alderman Circular Economy, was on hand at the Enschede East transfer station to assist with the distribution of compost. The reuse of organic waste from kitchens and gardens is beneficial to the environment. When properly separated, it produces a higher quality compost and results in increased biogas production.
Separating organic waste from kitchens and gardens gives you something in return.
Saturday 30 March is National Compost Day. Twence, together with Twente Milieu, Regio de Vallei and Avri organises the free distribution of compost in the participating municipalities of the Twente and Rivierenland regions, and in the Province of Gelderland. Under the motto ‘separating organic waste from kitchens and gardens gives you something in return’ we would like to thank households for their efforts in keeping organic waste from kitchens and gardens separate from green waste.