From waste to energy in a circular economy: meet ECLUSE and IndaChlor

Ports are the engine of economy and therefore excellent locations for setting up materials and energy clusters.

Port of Antwerp is home to the second-largest petrochemical cluster in the world. It connects Antwerp with the world. The port based companies are constantly looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. In the Waasland Port of Antwerp the industrial steam network ‘ECLUSE’ will replace the fossil fuel-based energy supply for a number of large-scale chemical companies by steam at high temperature and pressure. ECLUSE is to become the largest industrial steam network in Europe and will provide reliable and cost-efficient energy to industry. In the French port of Dunkirk, Indaver is developing a very similar form of industrial symbiosis. Its recycling plant IndaChlor®,  –under construction- will turn chlorinated residual waste from the PVC industry into hydrochloric acid and steam. The regained material (HCl) is supplied to Ecophos, manufacturer of food phosphates while the steam is sent to a neighbouring distillery.

Conference delegates will experience the role of Waste-to-Energy in a circular economy: as supplier of energy & materials. The visit will include an introductory powerpoint presentation as well as a site visit through Indaver’s Waste-to-Energy facility and the ECLUSE steam network.


Indaver  nv – Molenweg – Haven 1940 – 9130 Beveren

  • Please wear sensible shoes (no high-heels).
  • Please wear clothes that cover arms and legs.
  • As there are areas with electromagnetic fields, visitors with a pacemaker should inform us so that we can arrange an alternative route.
  • Taking pictures and video recording is strictly forbidden.


  • 09:35: Arrival on site

    • Powerpoint introduction
    • Site visit
    • Q&A
  • 12:15: Sandwich lunch
  • 13:15: Return to Antwerp

Maximum 40 participants

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