Biopark Terneuzen leads the way Biopark Terneuzen represents a new thinking in the creation of agro- industrial sustainability. Extending the earlier concepts of technology collectives, it raises the platform to a higher level. Under the ‘Smart Link’ name, Biopark Terneuzen promotes and facilitates the exploitation of key synergies between businesses located in the same geographic area. Specifically, it helps to maximise the potential of the exchange and use of each other’s by- and waste products which then become feedstock, energy or utility supplements for their own production processes. “The answer to a global challenge begins with a local solution” Hans van der Hart, CEO Zeeland Seaports
An open door to the futureBiopark Terneuzen is a work in progress and welcomesthe participation of any producer or supplier company,local or international, seeking to contribute to andbenefit from sustainable development. Adding yourname, expertise and vision to its growing list of partnerscould be the next most important strategic decisionyou take for the future of your business.Your enquiry for further information will be welcomed. RotterdamPlease visit us at:www.bioparkterneuzen.comOr for direct contact, touch base with: VlissingenProject Agency Biopark TerneuzenP.O. Box 1324530 AC Terneuzen TerneuzenThe Netherlands AntwerpenTel: +31 115 64 74 00Fax: +31 115 64 75 00E-mail: email@example.comBiopark Terneuzen Partners Printed on Polyart®, an invironmentally friendly paper, 100% synthetic and 100% recyclable. International provider of food, agricultural Producer of sustainable, biodegradable and risk management products and services diesel for the European market Joint venture between Zeeland Seaports European transporter of dry and liquid and Dow Benelux, hub for chemical products, importer and exporter of production and distribution fertilizers and biomass The world’s largest supplier of International biofuels tank storage mineral fertilizer and logistics company Recycler of waste and residual products HEROS GROEP Leading producer of bioethanol (ethyl alcohol) from agricultural products
Bio-complementary partnerships are the future By converting waste streams into Smart Links, Biopark Terneuzen’s partners are able to capitalise on residual values that would otherwise go unused. Importantly for businesses smart linking can: • Eliminate storage and disposal costs • Lower environmental taxes • Optimise production costs • Improve profitability In the wider context these bio-complementary partnerships combine to help: • Conserve non-renewable resources • Exploit the recoverable value of resources after first use • Reduce the waste and pollution burden on the atmospheric and physical environments • Contribute to the sustainability of future industrial growth Building Smart Links into the sustainability ChainIncreasing economic efficiency, conserving resources and preserving the environment
Best practice in actionWarmCO2 delivers more than just hot airWithin the Biopark Terneuzen framework, WarmCO2, The CO2 is also delivered by pipeline. This gas is verya co-operation between Zeeland Seaports, Yara and pipe clean and offers the same purity level as manufacturedinstaller Visser & Smit Hanab, is successfully delivering liquid CO2.value added ‘second-life’ resources to a major horticul-tural greenhouse nursery in the local area. The resources Through the wealth of the combined industrial andcomprise water for heating and CO2 for enrichment of horticultural knowledge of its partners, WarmCO2the nursery’s atmosphere used to improve crop growth. ensures that the distribution of resources is optimised. Charged at competitive rates, this exchange has shownThe water supply is the cooling water outflow from to be beneficial for both provider and user. That’s aYara’s heat exchangers, where it has collected heat win-win result for industry and the environment.from the company’s production processes. Through adedicated piping system the water reaches the nurserycomplex at an average temperature of 87˚C, sufficient toprovide nursery heating adjustable to suit all conditions. Sustainability is our biggest challenge yet Sustainable growth, in the context of good stewardship of the environment and its resources, is the biggest ongoing challenge facing politicians and industry leaders. Everyone knows what needs to be done, the difficulty is in finding effective and economic ways to do it. Zeeland Seaports has identified a route that provides a uniquely innovative solution. Meeting the needs of industry and the environment and, equally important, the needs of the community, Biopark Terneuzen was establis- hed in February 2007. Although still at an early stage of development, this solution is already delivering positive results for its participants and other stakeholders, who are forging a chain of sustainable businesses.
Demonstrating confidence... and commitment Many companies are already participating in Biopark Terneuzen and actively engaged in mutually beneficial long term projects. For example Rosendaal Energy (biodiesel), Nedalco (alcohol and bioethanol), Cargill (food starches) and Yara (ammonia and mineral fertilisers) are “connected” with piping systems to exchange and re-use by- and waste products as feedstock, energy or utility supplements. These schemes involve: • Cargill providing residual starch, purified water, power and compressed air to Nedalco • Yara supplying waste heat and CO2 to a local horticultural greenhouse park • Rosendaal Energy delivering water to the recycler Heros Smart Links between other members are also being tested or in the planning stage. Greenhouse com- plex Heat CO2 Biomass Power plant HEROS GROEP Biomass Water Electricity Steam Starch
Biopark Terneuzen Knowledge Associates In the ongoing development of its sustainability model, Biopark Terneuzen works together with a number of academic institutions. These assist in investigating potential Smart Links between Biopark participants and in mapping-out the technical, commercial, organisational and practical conditions for their implementation. In addition, Biopark Terneuzen has close ties with Bio-Energy Valley in Ghent, Belgium, a joint initiative involving Ghent University, the City of Ghent, the Port of Ghent, the Development Agency of East-Flanders and a number of industrial companies related to the Ghent region that are active in the fields of bioenergy generation and its distribution, storage and use. Skilled workforce in-place Biopark Terneuzen is at the heart of Zeeland’s economic hub. The area has an established industrial base that includes engineering, shipbuilding, electri- cal and petrochemicals industries. In addition Zeeland has a growing services sector, as well as a rapidly expanding horticultural industry that is pushing the boundaries of technology in the improvement of crop sizes and quality. Necessarily this background has given rise to a large, skilled workforce which is continuously increasing from the region’s excellent technical schools and training centres. This resource compares with the best to be found anywhere in Europe. And, in term of numbers, range of skills and dedication, the available workforce is fully able to satisfy and sustain the demands of future industrial growth.An ideal trading locationZeeland Seaports is one of the initiators of the Biopark Canal. It serves both the global liner routes and Euro-Terneuzen project. It is a logical extension of its overall pe’s inland waterways, currently around 7,000 ships andmanagement and development responsibility for the 23,000 inland vessels per year, handling the full range ofmerged ports and port areas of Terneuzen and Flushing cargoes, break bulk, liquids and containers.(Vlissingen). Zeeland Seaports also offers first class road, pipeline andZeeland Seaports, strategically located on the Wester- rail links to and from the hinterland of Europe therebyscheldt estuary between Rotterdam and Antwerp, has an providing an ideal trading and transportation hub foropen connection to the North Sea and the Rhine-Scheldt local, national and international businesses.