Around 15% of all the chemical products that are produced in the Netherlands come from Delfzijl. After the discovery of gas and salt in the region in the 1950s, Delfzijl became an industrial port with a strong chemical cluster. The chemical companies are linked in a chain and use each other’s products. With the green energy mix provided by wind turbines, biomass and hydropower, and the opportunities offered by the agricultural hinterland, Delfzijl is becoming the biobased location in North-West Europe.
The circular economy plays an important role in the economic development of Groningen’s seaports, especially in Delfzijl. The recycling sector is extremely diverse and is developing quickly, mainly driven by the need for sustainability, by pressure on the consumption economy and the scarcity of raw materials. Is in the recycling sector often the ‘nimby’-principle (not in my backyard) still active, Delfzijl even opens its front yard to accommodate the recycling business industry!
recycling & waste management
Phone: +31 (0)6 206 112 55
business manager chemicals
Phone: +31 (0)6 4630 4274