The Antwerp-Rotterdam Rhein Ruhr Chemical Megacluster - in transition toward a Smart Specialisation

By Dr. Ludo Diels - research manager Sustainable Chemistry at the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO)


Process intensification and the partial replacement of fossil based resources by biomass-based and renewable resource form the basis for the Sustainable Chemistry Development. The integration of waste (including also waste gases as CO2 and H2) and wastewater management and technologies are key in the development of a sustainable World. This also is the basis of the Sewage Plus concept, a combined waste and wastewater treatment system leading to reduced energy consumption in water treatment and production.

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