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The city region of Ghent as a circular economy hub

Ghent is a real hub for the circular economy. And rightly so! Everywhere in the city, companies specialise in the recovery and optimal use of waste flows and materials.

On 19 November, you will take part in the Resource Recovery Tour, both in the city and in the port. The tour starts in the morning in the Technology Park with a presentation on the Resource Recovery Center Capture (CO2, plastic, water).

The projects Plasticity, Redesign, Durabuild and URBCON will also be discussed. In addition, you will get more information about an innovative project of the City of Ghent: Stapsteen naar een circulaire stad (Stepping Stone towards a circular city). This project demonstrates the use of Carbstone products in the city.

The morning ends with a visit to the P3 Lab and Labo Magnel. After lunch, the tour resumes to the port. During a visit to Arcelor Mittal’s Steelanol site, you will receive an explanation of the development of the Carbon Capture & Utilisation Hub: the declaration of intent of all partners, the study work and the policy of North Sea Port.

The operation of Smart Delta Sources and Biobased Europe Pilot Plant will also be discussed. After the tour, Sofie Bracke, alderman for Economy, Trade, Sport & Port, shall welcome the participants for a reception in Ghent City Hall.

Tour: Resource recovery in City & Port

Morning 10h00 to 12h30: Resource recovery: focus on plastics and building materials

Visit to the Technology Park with two anchor
points close to each other: Visit to the P3 Lab: explanation on CAPTURE (focus
on Pipeline Plastics and explanation about how it all works) + presentation of
the projects PLASTICITY, Redesign and others & visit to Labo Magnel:
explanation about Durabuild + projects URBCON, Stepping stone towards a
circular city and others

Afternoon 13h30 to 16h00: Capture of CO2 and other residual gases and the use thereof

Visit to the Steelanol plant at Arcelor Mittal
& presentation on developing a Carbon Capture & Utilisation Hub:
declaration of intent by all partners, participating companies, studies by CAPTURE
(CO2 pipeline) and other players, policy of North Sea Port and functioning of
Smart Delta Resources

17h00 reception by Sofie Bracke, responsible for Economy, Trade, Sport and Port


09h45: Ardoyen Campus arrival, building 126 iGent, Address: Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 126

12h30 – 13h15: Lunch Foyer 12.1 (12th floor), Campus Ardoyen, building126 iGent, Address: Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 126. Catering: practical coordination with mrs. An De Deurwaerder (09 / 264.99.97)

13h15: departure for Arcelor Mittal

13h50: arrival at Arcelor Mittal John Kennedylaan 51B-9042 Ghent

14h00: start of the visit & explanations

16h00: departure to City Hall l

16h45: arrival at City Hall Botermarkt 1, 9000 Ghent

17h00 reception by Sofie Bracke, Executive City Councillor for Economy, Trade, Sport and Port