R4R :: Chemical Regions For Resource Efficiency

Chemical Regions For Resource Efficiency


R4R - Cefic

South West Netherlands

Why my region is involved in R4R?

  • Strong historic presence of the agricultural and chemical industry;
  • 30% of current jobs within the region are directly related to the process industry with an opportunity of 2.500 new jobs to be created in the next decade;
  • To be among the top 3 European areas in the field of bio based economy with a focus on “agro-meets-chemistry”;
  • Capacity to enhance the links between chemical industries coming from European regions while understanding chemical regions’ organizational and priority topics.

Resource efficiency in practice in my region

  • Fosters a unique environment where agriculture and chemical industry work together;
  • Mobilising both Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and large scale industries from agricultural, technology providers and chemical industries;
  • A unconventional strategy on agriculture and chemistry targeting green feed stocks (aqua and lands), resource efficient process industry and new green building blocks for the chemical industries.

Key benefits for Europe

  • Share knowledge and good practices to strengthen European bio based economy;
  • Work with relevant actors such as SusChem and Cefic to shape Horizon 2020 agenda.
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