Twence aims for less CO2 emissions

Twence has started building a plant that captures CO2. The plant will reduce the CO2 emissions caused by the incineration of non-recyclable waste. The captured CO2 will be liquefied for reuse by greenhouse horticulture, for example, who can use it to grow crops. Liquid CO2 is now mainly produced by burning natural gas. The sustainable CO2 from Twence will be an important alternative if greenhouse horticulture wants to stop using natural gas. With this, Twence is making an important contribution to making greenhouse horticulture more sustainable. 

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The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has provided Twence with a subsidy of 14.3 million euros for the construction of the plant, because the initiative contributes to the national goal of rapidly reducing CO2 emissions and because it serves as an example for other large companies in the industry, both nationally and internationally.


The company mainly generates energy from non-reusable residual and industrial waste, and they are the largest producer of sustainable energy in Overijssel. 


Twence is making an important contribution to reducing CO2 emissions in the region by supplying liquid CO2, and thus also to the sustainability targets of its shareholders. 


Twence works together with Aker Carbon Capture, a leading Norwegian company. Their patented CO2 capturing technology offers a unique, environmentally friendly solution for capturing CO2 emissions. “We have been closely working together with the people at Twence, to make this unique project possible. We are contributing to a CO2-neutral environment together. This will set an example for other parties in the energy sector, both in the Netherlands and in the rest of Europe”, says Valborg Lundegaard, CEO of Aker Carbon Capture. 


Marc Kapteijn, CEO of Twence: “It is Twence’s ambition to contribute to the circular economy, and to produce more valuable raw materials from waste. This CO2 capturing plant is a perfect example. The realisation of the plant requires knowledge and expertise. We are therefore working together with skilled and specialised parties. I am looking forward to a pleasant cooperation, in which safety comes first!”


The plant is expected to be operational in the last quarter of 2023. 


Contact information

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+31 (0)74 2404 444

Date: 16 May 2022 |

Source of tekst: Twence |

Author: Maaike Thüss

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