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Is your business leading the way to a sustainable tomorrow? Port of Amsterdam shares your vision for the future. From waste, raw materials and port logistics to established demo plants and innovative circular businesses, everything comes together in Port of Amsterdam’s ecosystem.
Committed to building the circular economy
At Port of Amsterdam, we believe that the circular economy is the future of business and industry. In fact the circular economy is a focus point in our strategy. As a result, we are constantly expanding our infrastructure and facilities with innovative new solutions. Our goal is to become the foremost circular economy hotspot in Europe, providing the perfect launch pad for entrepreneurs who are passionate about transforming society and the ways we use resources.
Connecting a wide range of sustainable industry
More than anything, circular industry is about making the right connections. Port of Amsterdam knows that sustainable business is always a joint effort. As such, our commitment to the circular economy goes beyond infrastructure. We provide startups and scaleups with opportunities to connect with other circular and biobased initiatives and with other industries through cross-overs, allowing you to find new synergies across the entire value chain.
What Amsterdam has to offer
With modern port infrastructure, state-of-the-art circular economy ventures and ample room to grow, we provide the foundations that startups, scaleups and more intensive projects and businesses need to take that next step toward a world without waste. We’re happy to welcome you in the port.
Our close proximity to one of Europe’s largest airports and the Netherlands’ largest city ensures you will have easy access to both national and international markets. This unique combination of resources, suppliers, financiers and potential customers means your business will have every opportunity to develop and thrive – right here in the port.
Over the years, Port of Amsterdam has welcomed a wide variety of startups, scaleups, demo plants and full-scale initiatives in the circular and biobased economy space. As a result, we have extensive experience with every aspect of the project process and we will support you every step of the way.
Circular companies in the port of Amsterdam
With biobased economy companies, chemical productions and R&D
'Together with Waternet and Port of Amsterdam we work on the same goals'
Micha Hes, business development manager at AEB Amsterdam
'AEB (Amsterdam’s waste to energy company) provides waste solutions for a clean society. We are doing this by converting waste into sustainable electricity, district heating and by recovering more and more raw materials for re-use. Together with Waternet and Port of Amsterdam we work on the same goals: working for the Amsterdam region to become a circular and sustainable hotspot to work and live. Together we work on innovations to reach that ambition.'
Updates on circular initiatives in the port
News itemThis autumn the chemists of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area team up with the Royal Association of the Dutch Chemical... lees meer »
News itemSimadan has announced today that it has sold the companies in its group. Port of Amsterdam sees this acquisition as helping... lees meer »
News itemGreenergy has reached an agreement with Oiltanking, a leading tank terminal operator, to purchase an idle biodiesel... lees meer »
News itemIndustrial companies based in the North Sea Canal Area seek to cut carbon emissions by 50% by 2030, bringing them down from... lees meer »
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What you need to know about circular economy
Revaluing municipal waste
There's no such as waste - there’s only value waiting to be discovered. Port of Amsterdam offers circular businesses the ability to connect with waste-to-energy initiatives and water cycle innovations. In addition to clean water and energy, they offer immense potential for sustainable collaborations.
Biorefineries of the future
From fertilizer and complex organics to biofuel, electricity and heat – biorefineries will supply future generations with the sustainable resources they need to advance. At Port of Amsterdam, you can link up with these initiatives directly, gaining access to one of the largest biorefinery clusters in Europe.
Next-gen chemical industry
Port of Amsterdam is home to a variety of innovative, specialized chemical plants that represent the next generation for the industry. Along with access to essential raw materials, these visionary plants provide circular economy startups and scaleups with ample opportunity for co-siting and collaboration.
Dedicated R&D and innovation infrastructure
A thriving community is the key to achieving sustainable growth. At Prodock, the Port offers dedicated plug-and-play facilities for biobased and circular innovation that help startups and scaleups accelerate their vision. From inspiring events to high-tech infrastructure, this circular hub has much to offer.
Guide for a swift and effective permit application process in the Port of Amsterdam
Do you intend to establish a business in the port area? Or do you want to expand or change the range of activities of an existing business? If so, you should check as soon as possible which permissions and permits you require to do so, with the ‘Guide for a swift and effective permit application process in the Port of Amsterdam’.