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.
Replacement of weighbridge control panels
We give high priority to accessibility and ease of handling. We are examining how transport can be more efficient in all traffic movements to and from Twence. We are replacing our weighbridge control panels at the start of 2018 to make turnaround time more efficient. These new control panels will offer the following benefits:
- Speeding up the weighing process;
- Automatic registration number recognition (cameras);
Investigation into development of fuels from CO2
At the end of November Twence signed a letter of intent with technology developer Coval Energy from Breda to cooperate on investigation into the development of fuels from CO2. From 2018 we want to jointly develop and build a pilot plant to produce the ‘green fuel’ formic acid. This can use CO2 captured in the Energy from Waste plant of Twence.
Going greener through large-scale CO2 capture
Twence has plans to capture CO2 on a large scale from its Energy from Waste plant and make it available for useful application. This means this CO2 will no longer be emitted directly, and that is good for the environment. In September the Memorandum on Scope and Detailing, the former ‘notification of intent’ for the environmental impact assessment, was submitted to the Province. In the coming months, the Province will evaluate which questions about environmental effects need to be investigated and answered so that Twence can be awarded an integrated environmental permit for this project (the Guidelines).
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First sod turned for Twence Solar Park Tienbunderweg
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 inside the fences of our own grounds at the Boeldershoek. With this solar park we will be able to generate renewable electricity for around 1,000 households every year. The first phase of the park will already go into operation in May 2017.