Pipeline infrastructure in Zeeland and West-Brabant

At the request of Smart Delta Resources (SDR),  in 2017 CE Delft developed a roadmap for climate-neutral industry in Zeeland and West-Brabant. This led to the follow-up project CUST (Clean Underground Sustainable Transport), a scenario study exploring the kind of pipeline infrastructure required for a climate-neutral future, the infrastructure available for that purpose and the financial, legal and technical constraints on deployment of such pipelines. More information: Marit van Lieshout

Circular economy options for Moerdijk

For Moerdijk Port Authority, CE Delft is to explore innovative processes for converting wastes currently processed and discharged in the port area to higher-grade feedstocks and marketable fuels. The resultant review can be used by the Port Authority for consultations with the companies currently operating from the port on strengthening the circular economy there and attracting new businesses. More information: Marit van Lieshout

LCA of CCU in Twente

Twence, set up by fourteen municipalities in the Dutch region of Twente with a shared vision of waste processing and the circular economy, have commissioned RH-DHV and CE Delft to carry out an LCA study on the sustainability of short and (medium to) long-term applications of CO2 from their flue gases (Carbon Capture and Utilisation, CCU). Twence has several routes in mind: greenhouse horticulture, construction materials, chemical applications and e-fuel for the transport sector. More information: Diederik Jaspers

CCU Smart Grid for Noord and Zuid Holland

Three waste processing companies (AEB, HVC, AVR) and OCAP have been granted a subsidy to research the feasibility of CO2 use by new greenhouse horticulture businesses in the provinces of Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland. CE Delft has been asked to analyse the social costs and benefits as well as CO2 emissions reduction specifically for these businesses by means of an LCA and a SCBA of a CCU Smart Grid. More information: Martijn Blom

Energy strategy for North Sea Canal Area

At the request of the North Sea Canal Area Management Platform (NZKG), CE Delft, Studio Marco Vermeulen and SEO Amsterdam Economics have elaborated a development strategy for the energy transition in the North Sea Canal Area. After outlining a series of short-term strategic steps, four possible longer-term development paths were investigated and discussed with stakeholders. More information: Cor Leguijt

Carbon tax for industry

What is a sensible carbon tax for industry? Since a Cabinet decision to introduce such a tax, this is a pressing question. Towards the end of 2018 CE Delft examined the issue and the results are now playing a key role in the current debate. In an opinion piece in the Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad CE Delft researchers gave a nuanced picture of their “sensible carbon tax”. For the underlying studies, click here. More information: Sander de Bruyn

Environmental prices in industry

Philips has launched a programme to support the greening of its operations and its entire value chain. One of the key methods behind the company’s operating premises is an Environmental Profit & Loss (EP&L) declaration, which allows it to report on its environmental performance in monetary terms and was first included in the 2017 Annual Report. The environmental impact of the company’s products were calculated using environmental prices developed by CE Delft, who also advised Philips on which prices could best be taken for this purpose and how other impacts could best be valued. More information: Sander de Bruyn

Chemical recycling and the National Waste Plan

Rijkswaterstaat has commissioned CE Delft to advise them on state-of-the-art chemical recycling and to assess whether the ‘ladder of preferences’ in the National Waste Plan should be refined. New technologies like depolymerisation and solvolysis perform as well environmentally as mechanical recycling, but are not included in the plan. More information: Geert Bergsma

Waste heat potential

Around 100 PJ of waste heat is still despatched annually to surface waters and the atmosphere by industry and power stations. At the request of Rijkswaterstaat CE Delft has reviewed the current situation: what policies and legislation are currently relevant, how can waste heat put to effective use, and what are the main barriers and solutions? The resultant report can be used by the ministries concerned as a shared knowledge base on waste heat and provides concrete starting points for follow-up to encourage waste heat utilisation. More information: Bettina Kampman

CO2 reduction Synergy in North-West Europe

While each country has its own climate policy framework, coordination and alignment of policy measures within a group of neighbouring countries could increase policy effectiveness while reducing carbon leakage effects and competitive disadvantages. This report, commissioned by the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, provides a broad review of policy measures for which synergy effects might be achieved through cross-border coordination. The analysis also allowed a range of potential new policies to be identified that could achieve significant greenhouse gas emission cuts in North-West Europe. More information: Bettina Kampman

More information

Do you have a query about research and consultancy options in the field of energy and raw materials in industry? Then contact Bettina Kampman: 015-2150150.