The port of Antwerp will soon emit 400,000 fewer tonnes of CO₂ per year thanks to the Qpinch scale-up.


The port of Antwerp's goal is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The Antwerp scale-up Qpinch will help it on its way with 400,000 fewer tonnes of CO₂ per year. And Europe recognised that it was right...

Adenosine triphosphate is the key. It is used by all animal and plant cells to produce energy. Qpinch looks to nature to apply its benefits to industry. In concrete terms, the waste heat generated by industrial activity is no longer lost as in the past but is reused to produce new heat. For the port of Antwerp alone, this would represent 400,000 fewer tonnes of CO₂ per year, equivalent to what 250,000 cars emit each year. The challenge is to be both digitally and ecologically ready for tomorrow.


In addition to the port of Antwerp, Qpinch's portfolio includes several large and well-known clients: BASF, the Austrian company Borealis, Total, ExxonMobil, Air Liquide, the Japanese company Kuraray and the Saudi chemical giant SABIC. In exchange for a few million euros in installation costs, these petrochemical companies can significantly reduce their carbon footprint and corresponding tax. The latter, moreover, can be significantly increased if the authorised quotas are exceeded.


Harvesting carbon from the air, a commendable and ambitious transition project in anticipation of the total elimination of fossil fuels by renewable energy.