BTG-BTL hands over Empyro to Twence
Empyro, a unique plant for the production of sustainable pyrolysis oil, to remain in the hands of Twente
Empyro, which specialises in the conversion of biomass into pyrolysis oil, green steam and energy, will become part of Twence on 1 January 2019. Today, Gerhard Muggen, Director of BTG-BTL and Empyro, passed the proverbial baton to Marc Kapteijn, Director of Twence. The parties will continue working closely together to further develop the plant and explore new sustainable initiatives.
Sustainable greenhouse horticulture in the Province of Overijssel
On the occasion of the creation of the 'KKP Energieneutraal 2030' [KKP Energy-neutral by 2030] foundation on 20 November 2018, Twence explained how CO2 from its energy from waste plant can contribute to making greenhouse horticulture sustainable. Ronald de Vries, Manager Projects, explained the advanced Twence plans for capturing and reusing CO2, and the importance of this for the future.
Boost for regional renewable energy supply
This afternoon, His Royal Highness Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma and Director Marc Kapteijn of Twence applied the proverbial ‘press of the button’ to open the largest solar park in the region as well as Twence’s fully renovated biomass power plant. Around €50 million has been invested in these two large-scale projects, providing a massive impulse to the production of renewable energy in the region.
Jan Huitema, Member of the European Parliament, visits Twence
On 29 October we received Member of the European Parliament Jan Huitema, his assistant Bart Millenaar and alderman Erik Volmerink from the municipality of Tubbergen. Jan Huitema was paying the region a working visit on that day, to gather information about how we are working on healthy soil and valorising manure in Twente. The visit to Twence took place in the framework of our commitment to Mineral Valley Twente, an initiative with wide support whose aim is to make Twente the most sustainable agricultural region in the Netherlands.
Continuous innovation and being a world leader
His Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander visited Hengelo on 26 September 2018. Marc Kapteijn (CEO of Twence) and Ido Sellis (business developer at Twence) used this opportunity to talk with the king about the importance of technology and innovation for increasing sustainability.
Symposium on geothermal heat as renewable energy source
On 19 September 2018, dGB Earth Sciences will hold a symposium in collaboration with the University of Twente, Energie Beheer Nederland, Twence and Encontech on geothermal heat as a renewable energy source. With Joost Nijhuis, VVD councillor in Enschede, in the chair, all aspects of deep and ultra-deep geothermal heat in Twente will be discussed.
Milestone in heat supply to Ennatuurlijk
Ennatuurlijk has started working on the expansion of the district heating network in Enschede. In the first phase, contractor Denys will connect the Alphatoren and the network in the Tattersal district to the larger district heating network in the southern districts of the city. The network in Roombeek will be connected to the main network in the second phase. Over time, half of the 74,500 households in Enschede will be able to come off natural gas and be connected to the heat supply from Twence.
Safety Day 7 June 2018
On 7 June 2018, Twence will hold a Safety Day based on the theme of traffic safety. The aim of this day is to raise safety awareness among all road users on the site. Specific activities will be used to bring traffic safety to the attention of all road users: car and truck drivers and operators of mobile equipment (loaders and dumpers), but also pedestrians and cyclists.