The official opening of four sustainable projects by Twence took place on Wednesday, 22 October, attracting widespread interest. Ineke Bakker, a member of the Provincial Executive, performed the opening ceremony. All speakers, including Ineke Bakker, Geert Versteeg of Procede (a spin-off of the University of Twente) and Gert Jan Bennink of Twence, highlighted the reuse of raw materials and the reintroduction of valuable materials into the cycle. ‘The situation calls for action, not words, and this is precisely what Twence is doing.’
With the four installations Twence can:
1. make CO2 suitable for useful applications such as flue gas scrubbing;
2. recover up to 70% more aluminium, copper, zinc and other metals;
3. process problematic green waste streams such as verge clippings more efficiently;
4. generate a greater yield from methane gas released from old landfills.
The four innovative installations show what cooperation between government, education and the private sector can lead to.