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Port of Antwerp brings different players together to produce sustainable methanol

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

27 March 2019. Port of Antwerp is starting the year 2019 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.

To achieve this Port of Antwerp is bringing various experts together. ENGIE, Oiltanking, Indaver, Vlaamse Milieuholding (VMH) and Helm-Proman have all declared their support for this project.

Read more on the website of the Port of Antwerp.