Research into Green Chemistry and biobased landscapes
- Cliënt: Funds for the Creative Industry, Zeeland Seaports, LTO, Staatsbosbeheer, Universiteit Wageningen
- Team: Patrick Mc Cabe, David Habets, Erik Schoenman, Anne Nijland
- Year, status: 2018
REDscape’s spatial study (supported by the Funds for the Creative Industries) into the future of biobased chemistry in Terneuzen in the Netherlands has been completed. Biobased landscapes have the potential to supply raw materials for the chemical industry replacing pertrochemical (oil) based products to develop a sustainble supply chain. The new economy has a potential value of Euro 1.5 Bn annually for the region.
These products, which preclude food competition, are byproducts of nature and agriculture. The design research focused on the transformation of the largely tillage based, clay landscapes of southwest Netherlands including the port areas of Terneuzen / Vlissingen with their major chemical industries.
The vision demonstrates how green chemistry can catalyse transformations in the region’s landscape to achieve new gains. Salt water-based agriculture, drink water management and historic water lines are merged to provide multiple benefits for a regional bio-based landscape.
Report is available on request
- Location: Terneuzen op Google Maps