North Sea Port Ghent has been moving toward a more ecological approach for years. Many local companies are accelerating their efforts to become greener – and it shows. What’s more, the Ghent branches of large multinationals often serve as pilot projects, and that’s strategically important as well.
One glimpse at this impressive list confirms this green new reality:
- US agribusiness giant Cargill is building a EUR 140-million biodiesel plant.
- Biofuel producer Alco Bio Fuel is investing EUR 10 million to recycle 60,000 tons of CO2.
- Together with the CMB shipping group, Ghent engine builder ABC is developing the first-ever engine to run on hydrogen and diesel.
- Steel giant ArcelorMittal joins forces with Engie and PMV to convert CO2 into methanol.
- Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks chose Ghent as the location for their European battery production units for e-cars and e-trucks.