Greenhouse cultivation businesses need heat and carbon dioxide. The port industry produces both, so BLOC is connecting them.Read more
Mind the gapGreenhouse cultivation businesses often use gas to generate electricity, heat and CO2. This is necessary for the cultivation of crops such as flowers and tomatoes. In the Rotterdam port area, the petrochemical industry, waste incineration and power plants produce a lot of both ingredients.
Huge sustainability gains
Together with the greenhouse cultivation businesses in Westland and Oostland, BLOC investigated the business case for connecting these areas with heat and CO2 pipelines. Manufacturers and consumers held several meetings to discuss future scenarios, leading to the creation of a partnership between ten political parties and the industry. Under the name Heat Roundabout, they are building pipes to supply greenhouses with heat and carbon dioxide, creating huge sustainability gains.