CE Delft is supporting Engie in its search for ways to transform the Centrale Rotterdam (CR) power plant into a utilities hub integrated into a bio-economic cluster projected at the Port of Rotterdam. In this supporting role CE Delft has already carried out an initial, exploratory study on three issues:
The present study, for Engie, delves deeper into the issues, considering the following aspects of four technologies:
A rough assessment was also made of the physical scope for installing large-scale processing plant on the site of the CR power plant.
The following technologies were assessed:
Prompted partly by this study, work has begun on a steam explosion pre-treatment plant.
The results of the study have been discussed with several environmental organisations. They had no objections to our recommendations or potential implementation, nor criticism thereof.