Mexico calls Twente for help

The technology companies Powerspex, WTT, Stork and HoST from Twente will jointly solve the waste problem of two Mexican cities. The development of a new "Twence" involves more than 50 million euros. With this large order, the Twente business community can prevent the Mexican cities of Guerrero and Cuauhtémoc from having to build a new, polluting waste dump.

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In short

  • Mexico is facing many waste and waste separation problems
  • Technology companies from Twente offer help with the development of sustainable waste separation, which can also be used to generate energy


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Giant order for the recycling industry in Twente

The four technology companies signed a principle agreement in Hengelo last Friday with Mexican technology company Recilogic and the mayors of the cities of Guerrero and Cuauhtémoc.


The parties undertake with the agreement to jointly look for sustainable waste separation solutions for the cities in Northern Mexico, with which energy can also be generated. This would become the “Twence” of the province of Chihuahua. A Mexican delegation already visited the waste processing facility at Boeldershoek.


,,We most need at least a year to determine what that solution will look like,”, says Pjotr Schade, who financially manages the project on behalf of the Everest Energy Group, ,,then the final contracts for the chosen plan will follow.” 


The two Mexican cities are struggling with major waste problems due to lack of separation. The largest garbage dump is almost full, and a mix of substances can contaminate the soil water in the short term.

Collaboration in Twente

With their technological knowledge, the four mentioned technology companies are at the forefront of the project. HoSt (Enschede) is an expert in biomass installations,  Stork  (Hengelo) in heating technology,  WTT  (Oldenzaal) in waste separation installations and Powerspex  (Hengelo) in test and control systems. The University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences are also closely involved in the project. The province of Overijssel and the Dutch and the Mexican government support the project.

Date: 28 August 2018 |

Source of tekst: Tubantia |