IGES-Port of Amsterdam wins prestigious Sustainability Challenge Award

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10-05-2019
Plant IGES Amsterdam

The combination of proven technology with ground-breaking plastics-to-fuel patents developed by Integrated Green Energy Solutions (IGES) in the Port of Amsterdam has won the 2019 IAPH World Ports Sustainability Awards in the Climate and Energy category.

The plant is based on a combination of proven science with patented technology born in Australia. The facility has a permit to process 100 tonnes per day of end of life non-recyclable plastics to produce 35 million litres of fuel per annum that requires no further processing, blending, or refining – a world first.

IGES believes that there is the capacity to eventually process up to 400 tonnes per day of end of life, non-recyclable plastic to produce 140 million litres of fuel (given the population of Amsterdam and its surrounding areas).

The awards, organised by the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), aims to empower port communities to engage with businesses, government, and key stakeholders in the creation of a sustainable future across the globe.

The win was announced at a gala dinner during the IAPH World Ports Conference in Guangzhou, China on 9 May.

An international jury comprising senior figures from the industry including the World Maritime University, UNCTAD, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the University of Antwerp Management School made the final decision.

Port of Amsterdam Director of Circular & Renewable Industry Roon van Maanen said: “Port of Amsterdam is honoured and congratulates IGES with this important IAPH World Ports Sustainability Award. We work closely with IGES in different roles to push the project forward and to find a better solution for end of life plastics. This award is a reward and an acknowledgment of Port of Amsterdam’s strategy to be the circular hotspot in Europe.”

See for more information: https://www.igesolutions.org/resources/