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How will we provide food to growing cities with a shrinking amount of agricultural land? How can we provide enough fresh water for everyone? Just as relevant: how should we make the transfer to a safe, clean and reliable energy supply?

How will we provide food to growing cities with a shrinking amount of agricultural land? How can we provide enough fresh water for everyone? Just as relevant: how should we make the transfer to a safe, clean and reliable energy supply?

The large amount of CO2 put into the atmosphere because of human activity causes climate change, threatening our quality of life and security and that of future generations. This has been acknowledged by (inter)national governments – for instance at the COP21 in Paris in 2015 -; They pledge large emission reductions. In the Netherlands, we aim for a reduction of 85-95 percent by the year 2050.

So, we have to reduce CO2 by expansive measures, and everyone should feel the responsibility to work on this challenge as effectively as possible. However, perceiving this issue as only a problem, by incrementally reducing CO2, will not lead to a satisfying end result. We should instead approach this as a huge opportunity for the Dutch economy. Our statement?

CO2 IS NOT ONLY A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WASTE MATERIAL, IT IS ALSO A IMPORTANT ASSET FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY.

What is the situation?

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CO2 is a raw material in for instance the horticulture and the chemical industry. This is a business case with growth potential.

What do we want to do?

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Use CO2 in a smart way so we can reduce the use of raw materials of fossil origin.

What is the goal of the project?

To use CO2 as a raw material in the perspective of the circular economy.

What is the result of the project?

Economic activity focused on the application of CO2 in the form of chemical companies and innovative startups. This will potentially deliver the cities and harbours of Amsterdam and Rotterdam thousands of high-level future-proof jobs.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

initiator: BLOC

partners: AEB Amsterdam, Amsterdam Economic Board, AVR Rotterdam, BLOC, Deltalinqs, ECN, Westland Municipality, Greenport Aalsmeer, Greenport Westland-Oostland, Amsterdam Port Authorities, Rotterdam Port Authorities, Linde Gas, LTO Noord Glaskracht, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Noord-Holland Nature and Environment Federation, Zuid-Holland Nature and Environment Federation, OCAP CO2 BV, ORAM, Noord-Holland Provincial Authorities, Zuid-Holland Provincial Authorities, ROAD CCS, Tata Steel, TNO, VNO-NCW West, WarmteKoude Zuid-Holland, and WarmteKoude MRA

What is the next step?

An elaborate feasibility phase to research opportunities and challenges to create enough insight and pave the way for investment decisions.

What can other cities learn from your project?

A clear focus on the ambition and not on the challenges underway. In this way we built a collaboration of 26 very diverse parties.

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