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Port's wind farm expands


12 February 2021 // Press Release

Première en Belgique: INEOS Phenol et ENGIE utilisent de l’hydrogène dans une installation industrielle à Anvers


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L'hydrogène sera un maillon important de la transition énergétique. Il offre de nombreuses possibilités pour évoluer vers une société climatiquement neutre. Une de ces possibilités est le remplacement progressif dans les prochaines décennies du gaz naturel par l'hydrogène, qui sera à terme de l'hydrogène vert produit à partir d'énergies renouvelables via un processus d’électrolyse. Cela permettra de réduire progressivement les émissions de CO₂ issues des procédés industriels actuels qui utilisent du gaz naturel. Pour la première fois en Belgique, ENGIE va tester l'utilisation d'hydrogène dans une unité de cogénération sur le site d'INEOS Phenol à Anvers.

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The ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge to join forces


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The City of Antwerp and the City of Bruges have reached an agreement to merge their respective ports. The two-city agreement marks the start of a unification process that is expected to take a year to finalise. Once completed, the ports will operate under the name ‘Port of Antwerp-Bruges’. As a result of the merger, the ports will be able to strengthen their position within the global supply chain and continue their course towards sustainable growth. Furthermore, the unified port will be more resilient to the challenges of the future and will take a lead in the transition towards a low-carbon economy. The ambition is for Port of Antwerp-Bruges to become the world's first port to reconcile economy, people and climate.

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Primeur in België: INEOS Phenol en ENGIE gebruiken waterstof in industriële installatie in Antwerpen


18 February 2021 // Press Release

Waterstof zal een belangrijke schakel in de energietransitie zijn en biedt tal van mogelijkheden om te evolueren naar een klimaatneutrale samenleving. Een mogelijke evolutie in de komende decennia is de graduele vervanging van aardgas door waterstof, op termijn groene waterstof opgewekt door hernieuwbare energie via elektrolyse. Hierdoor kan de CO₂-uitstoot van huidige processen, op basis van aardgas, geleidelijk aan verminderd worden. Voor het eerst in België wil ENGIE het gebruik van waterstof testen in een warmtekrachtkoppeling op de site van INEOS Phenol in Antwerpen.

Port's wind farm expands


12 February 2021 // Press Release

Port of Antwerp houses the largest wind farm on the Belgian mainland. Four new wind turbines are to be built on the right bank, and an existing one will be upgraded. Six others will be installed on the left bank. This is how the milestone of 200 MW wind production will be reached this year.

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Positive results from hydrogen import study


12 February 2021 // Press Release

Local renewable energy production is not enough to meet climate targets. To do this, Belgium must import solar or wind energy from countries with plenty of wind and sun. The hydrogen import coalition is studying a means of successfully importing energy using molecules such as hydrogen.

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New milestone in sustainable methanol production in the port of Antwerp


7 May 2020 // Press Release

Consortium of 7 players established to build 'power-to-methanol' demonstration plant.


This week, the port of Antwerp is taking another important step forward in the transition to alternative energy sources and a sustainable, low-carbon circular port. ENGIE, Fluxys, Indaver, INOVYN, Oiltanking, Port of Antwerp and the PMV – investment company of the Flemish Government - have established a consortium for the sustainable production of methanol, an  essential raw material used by industry in the Port. Construction of a demonstration plant at the INOVYN site in Antwerp is scheduled to start by 2022, with the aim of producing 8000 tonnes of sustainable methanol annually, thus avoiding at least an equivalent volume of CO2 emissions [...]

Port of Antwerp brings different players together to produce sustainable methanol


22 March 2019 // Press Release

Pilot project aims for 4,000 to 8,000 tonnes of sustainable methanol per year.


Port of Antwerp is starting the year with an ambitious new project. By bringing various players in the port area together for sustainable production of methanol – an important raw material in the port – it is taking the next step in the transition to alternative energy sources and a carbon-neutral port. Innovation will be key to the success and economic feasibility of this project, by combining different activities already present within the port platform such as electricity generation, the fuel industry and the chemical industry. The project is complex and challenging, but will be a "first" for Belgium. [...]