Sustainability and cirular economy

Bio-based economy and sustainability are core themes in Europe. There is an ongoing transition towards a low-carbon economy, in which energy from sustainable
sources (solar, wind, biomass) and bio-based resources and products are important factors. This leads to a different mind-set when tackling traditional issues.


Efficient use of resources (resource efficiency): reduction, reuse and recovery are key issues.

Organisations implement activities to close circles and use scarce resources as efficiently as possible.

Development of bio-based processes: the corporate sector cooperates with (public) partners to develop processes in order to replace the use of fossil fuels for chemical processes, transport, heat and electricity with alternatives made from biomass (e.g. PLA from cellulose and alginate from purification silt).

Sustainable energy is becoming increasingly important. Organisations are researching ways to produce and take advantage of renewable energy (windmills on company property and dykes, solar panels, production and use of biogas).

Strategic cooperation

Energy systems and sustainable energy

The European Union has set clearly defined goals to significantly reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. On the one hand, this is to be done through energy conservation.
Furthermore, there is a focus on renewable and sustainable energy production, for example from biomass, wind and solar energy.
We have an extensive track record when it comes to energy projects that lead to direct savings or the production of energy.
We support technology companies with energy innovations related to the generation (with a focus on wind and solar energies), distribution (smart grids) and storage of
renewable energy (geothermal, solar fuels).


Main themes:

Renewable and sustainable energy (bio, wind, solar)

CO2 capture (Carbon Capture and Storage/Utilisation)

Energy conservation

Decentralised sustainable energy and smart grids

Smart Cities / Urban energy.