Jongia liefert Rührwerke für das einzigartige Bioprojekt von Greenmills im Amsterdamer Hafen.
More about this unique project
On 28 March 2008, Mayor Job Cohen drove the first pile for the construction of the new Greenmills biodiesel plant on Kretaweg (Kreta Road) in the Port of Amsterdam.
Greenmills will convert organic residual waste and organic waste flows into biofuels and green power on a large scale. The whole building process involves € 90 million. The construction of this sustainable production facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2009. When the plant becomes operational, Greenmills will employ approximately 130 people.
Greenmills is a joint initiative of Noba BV, Rotie Vetveredeling BV, Tankstorage Amsterdam, Bio Diesel Amsterdam, Orgaworld BV and Tank & Truck Cleaning Amsterdam. Under the name Greenmills, these companies will use waste flows from various processes as raw materials for other processes – in order to produce biofuels and green power.
Greenmills is a self-supporting plant that will produce its own electricity and heat by processing organic residual waste and that will also supply electricity to the main grid. Greenmills will generate sufficient green power to supply the equivalent of 35,000 households.
Greenmills will generate green power using waste flows from, for example, the food, drinks and tobacco sector, as well as from the catering industry (waste cooking oils and fats). The new plant will produce a total of over 25 million cubic meters of biogas a year. The heat resulting from power generation will be used for heating the tank park that keeps oil fluid and also produces bio-ethanol. In processing vegetable, fruit and garden waste and similar biodegradable waste, the facility will also make compost for agricultural and garden use.
Furthermore, the site will be home to a fully automated stainless steel tank park providing a storage capacity of more than 100,000 cubic meters. One element is a special filling station (service station) for supplying customers with self-produced biodiesel, bio-ethanol and biogas (methane gas). Sufficient biodiesel will be produced to keep 150,000 private cars or their equivalent running.
More about Bio Diesel Amsterdam
Bio Diesel Amsterdam will produce about 100,000 metric tons of biodiesel per year. The raw materials used will be waste cooking oils and fats from the catering industry.
More about Rotie BV
The waste cooking oils – previously used for preparing French fries (chips) and similar fried snacks – will be collected, cleaned and processed further by Rotie BV to turn them into suitable raw materials for the biodiesel plant. In the Netherlands, Rotie BV is the largest collector and processor of waste vegetable oils and fats. On top of this, Rotie collects other organic waste flows from the food, drinks and tobacco industry. Large and small companies provide a daily supply of organic waste flows to the existing site in the town of Lijnden. Rotie will continue all its activities at the new Greenmills site.
More about Noba BV
In the Netherlands, Noba is leading supplier of vegetable oils and fats (produced to spec) to the animal feed industry.
More about Orgaworld BV
At the site, Orgaworld BV is building a flexible fermentation and composting installation for the processing of anything from domestic waste (including vegetable, fruit and garden waste) to organic waste flows from the food, drinks and tobacco industry. The fermentation of organic material produces biogas, which can be burnt to generate electricity and heat. In addition, biogas (methane gas) can be used as a fuel for private cars, trucks and buses.
In short, Greenmills is a unique sustainable joint venture that produces all biofuels and energy from waste and waste flows.