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The Dutch government has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel recognising the company’s latest contribution to meeting national sustainability targets resulting from investments at its chemicals complex in Rotterdam.
It is the third agreement AkzoNobel has signed under the ‘Energieakkoord’. This is a pact between the Dutch government and more than 40 public and private groups, which aims to reduce energy consumption, increase the share of renewable energy and create jobs. Companies can sign bilateral agreements with the government to confirm the contribution they have made to the overall goal.
The latest agreement recognises an investment in new ‘zero gap’ technology, which increases the efficiency of the company’s chlorine plant in Rotterdam. The annual energy saving is equivalent to the electricity consumption of 26,000 Dutch households.
AkzoNobel also has agreements in place that recognise energy savings at its two other chemicals sites in The Netherlands, in Hengelo and Delfzijl.