The Port of Amsterdam will be the location for GIDARA Energy’s biofuel plant Advanced Methanol Amsterdam (AMA).
his plant will convert previously non-recyclable waste into methanol, while it will also produce about 87.5 KTA (kilotons per annum) of renewable methanol a year.
The methanol produced in a green way at the AMA plant aims to help reduce carbon emissions and contribute to the national and European goals to cut carbon emissions.
The plant also uses HTW technology to convert non-recyclable waste into valuable end-products. HTW stands for ‘High Temperature Winkler Gasification Technology’, and is a refinement of a gasification technology.
In addition to the plant, there will also be a test facility and a knowledge centre to further develop the technology and gain experience with various waste flows.
The biofuel plant will be built at BioPark, a development site in the Port of Amsterdam for producers of renewable fuels.
In order to meet the needs of its customers, Port of Amsterdam and its partners are investing in energy infrastructure for hydrogen, steam, electricity and CO2. There are a number of terminals nearby to collaborate on the storage, transhipment and blending of raw materials. BioPark also has a 365 metre long deep-water quay. This makes BioPark an attractive location for these circular customers
said the Port of Amsterdam.
What is more, Roon van Maanen, Head of Energy & Circular Industry at Port of Amsterdam, added that the port wants to reduce emissions and is helping the companies in its area to reduce their emissions to zero and is striving for a 55% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030.Plant to convert non-recyclable waste into methanol to be based in Port of Amsterdam