Round 4 and 5 National Growth Fund scrapped

De rondes 4 en 5 van het Nationaal Groeifonds komen te vervallen. Dat is besloten in het hoofdlijnenakkkoord van 16 mei. Dit betekent een flinke tegenvaller voor FutureCarbonNL en andere Groeifonds-initiatieven. De community die de afgelopen jaren is opgebouwd rondom carbontechnologie blijft actief, in afwachting van nieuwe financieringsmogelijkheden.

Fourth round of National Growth Fund suspended until further notice

Het Nationaal Groeifonds is tot nader order gepauzeerd. Minister Micky Adriaansens (EZK) besloot hiertoe nadat de Tweede Kamer een motie van D66 om het fonds te blijven ondersteunen, had verworpen. De vierde ronde waarbij in totaal 3,4 miljard euro beschikbaar zou komen – eerder al uitgesteld tot 1 juni – staat nu dus in de ijskast.

Podcast: Can we sustainably produce plastics from CO2?

Plastics zijn breed inzetbaar en relatief goedkoop. Mooie eigenschappen, maar bij de productie van plastic komt veel CO2 vrij. Hoe kom je tegemoet aan de groeiende vraag naar plastics, zónder het milieu of onze gezondheid te schaden?

New projects sought for FutureCarbonNL resubmission

To resubmit FutureCarbonNL for the fourth round of the National Growth Fund, the innovation programme is looking for concrete pilot and demonstration projects aimed at developing CCU technologies and processes.

Alta launches pilot for CO2 reuse

Alta Carbon Technologies , partner of FutureCarbonNL, is starting a pilot at Valuepark Terneuzen to convert CO2 and gases from the chemical industry into a liquid for batteries.

NGF proposal FutureCarbonNL not honoured

The advisory committee of the National Growth Fund (NGF) has not honoured FutureCarbonNL's proposal submitted for Round 3. Economic Affairs Minister Adriaansens announced this on Friday.

Carol Xiao: Is carbon the problem?

Carbon is everywhere in our daily lives, including energy, building materials, food, textiles and chemicals. Currently, we consume 550 megatons(1) of carbon-based materials and energy. Of this, nearly 88% comes from fossil resources and 12% consists of CO2, recycling and bio-carbon sources. Carbon use is expected to double to 1,150 megatons by 2050.

Wim de Jong: CO2 as a feedstock, a long-term issue

Rapidly reducing CO2 emissions to limit further global warming is the biggest challenge for this century. We can achieve this by no longer using coal, oil and natural gas as energy sources. In some industrial processes, but also in energy recovery from non-recyclable waste streams, it is sometimes difficult to reduce CO2 emissions quickly. In that case, it is also possible to capture the CO2 and store it in empty gas fields or use it as a new raw material. Twence is committed to both options.

DME: Sustainable gas helps companies move away from fossil fuels

Dimethyl ether (DME) is a still relatively unused gas, mainly used as a propellant in hairspray. It has the potential to replace diesel and LPG as a fuel for homes and SMEs or agricultural businesses that are not connected to the natural gas grid. In Europe alone, this is a huge market. TNO has developed a method to produce DME from CO2 very efficiently and cheaply. An important step from fossil to renewable and making carbon circular.