GIDARA Energy’s advanced methanol Rotterdam will convert non-recyclable waste into advanced biofuels

GIDARA Energy’s next advanced biofuels facility in The Netherlands: Advanced Methanol Rotterdam (“AMR”), located in the Port of Rotterdam, will convert non-recyclable waste into advanced methanol. The advanced methanol achieves CO2 emission reductions outlined in the Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) and Fit-for-55 frameworks. The renewable fuel will replace fossil fuels, creating significant carbon savings. The Port of Rotterdam Authority has provided a unique site location in the port for this facility.

Converting non-recyclable waste to renewable fuels

Advanced Methanol Amsterdam (AMA), a state-of-the-art renewable fuels facility, will serve as a blueprint for AMR. The two facilities will be identical, utilizing GIDARA Energy’s patented High-Temperature Winkler (HTW®) gasification technology, which converts non-recyclable waste to renewable fuels. This technology has been used commercially in four other waste-to-clean syngas production facilities

AMR facility will achieve a reduction of 350,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2eq) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per year, producing approximately 90,000 tons of renewable methanol yearly by converting 180,000 tons of local non-recyclable waste that is currently being incinerated.

All side streams of the conversion process at the AMR facility will be put to use so that the CO2 will be captured and led to local greenhouses; bottom product residue will be used for cement production; and other streams like ammonia and salts will be sold and put to use as feed stock for other industries and road salt respectively, creating a fully circular concept.

Converting non-recyclable waste to renewable fuels

Port of Rotterdam CO2 neutral in 2050

The Port of Rotterdam’s strategy is to facilitate its existing industries in reducing their carbon footprint and attracting new businesses that fit in the Port Authority’s ambition to be a CO2 neutral port and industrial complex in 2050.

Allard Castelein, CEO at Port of Rotterdam:

“We welcome GIDARA Energy’s decision to set up this state-of-the-art facility to produce sustainable methanol in our Port. The Advanced Methanol Rotterdam plant matches very well with our long-term vision for the transition of the industry in the Port. This development also shows the importance of clear and reliable governmental policies regarding the energy transition. In this case, regulations regarding the use of sustainable transport fuels make companies confident they can invest in plants like this.”

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