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GIDARA Energy secures AMA environmental permit

GIDARA Energy secures AMA environmental permit
An artist's rendering of the Advanced Methanol Amsterdam (AMA) site at BioPark, Port of Amsterdam (image courtesy GIDARA Energy).

In the Netherlands, GIDARA Energy B.V. has announced that it has secured a key environmental permit for its Advanced Methanol Amsterdam (AMA) facility, which is a major step forward in the company’s mission of decarbonizing the industry.

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The environmental permit, granted by the province of Noord-Holland, allows GIDARA Energy to build its advanced methanol facility which will convert local waste into advanced methanol.

To be located in the Port of Amsterdam, the renewable methanol facility will use GIDARA Energy’s patented HTW gasification technology to convert waste into bio methanol, a versatile fuel that can be used in road transport, in the maritime sector, and for producing sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).

Major milestone

Obtaining this permit is a major milestone in the development of the facility, enabling the production of renewable fuels and, in the future, high-quality circular chemicals.

The process of obtaining the permit included a detailed review of the project, including a thorough assessment of its potential environmental impacts, a public consultation process, and a full review of its proposed design and construction plans to ensure the facility meets all applicable environmental standards.

GIDARA Energy has worked closely with the local authorities and scientific experts to ensure that the facility will have a minimal environmental impact and be safe for the community while meeting the growing global demand for advanced methanol and renewable energy.

GIDARA Energy’s Founder, Wim van der Zande, and newly appointed CEO Dr Norbert Kamp expressed enthusiasm for the permit.

We are thrilled to have earned this permit and are eager to get to work building our advanced methanol facility. This facility is a major step forward in our mission to reduce global carbon emissions and create a more circular economy. We thank the permitting authorities for their diligent and thorough review and look forward to continuing to work with them as we move ahead with the construction of our facility, the duo said in a statement.

Sited in Port of Amsterdam BioPark

Advanced Methanol Amsterdam (AMA) is set to be built at BioPark, the primary development site for producers of renewable fuels in the Port of Amsterdam.

The facility will convert approximately 360 000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste into 90 000 tonnes of renewable methanol every year.

Congratulations to GIDARA Energy on this important step in the realization of their sustainable methanol plant. The Port of Amsterdam facilitates companies that promote circular activities and the energy transition. GIDARA’s plant, which transforms waste into methanol, is a stellar example that will fit seamlessly into our port’s sustainability goals. We look forward to the moment they break ground, commented Roon van Maanen, Head of Energy & Circular Industry at the Port of Amsterdam.

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