News | June 28, 2021

Supporting SMEs who develop technologies that lower the energy use of industrial processes

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Netherlands are developing high-tech separation technologies that could drastically lower the energy use of industrial processes. In the Bundled Early Adapter Projects (BEAP), network organizations ISPT and NL GUTS are working alongside with SMEs, industry and knowledge institutes to connect the demand from industry to the innovative technology providers.

Lower energy use goals

In 2050, the Dutch industry needs to have 49% of its energy coming from renewable resources. It has been calculated that this can only be attained while at the same time greatly reducing industries’ energy consumption. To meet these goals, SMEs are developing innovative technologies that are ready to enter the market in a year’s time. However, there is a strong need to improve the connection to the larger industries who are in need of innovative solutions to reduce their energy consumption.


The common denominator in all BEAP projects is the use of high-tech separation technologies that could drastically lower the energy use in industrial processes. The application however could hardly be more diverse:

• converting rainwater into water that can be drunk by the cows in a Floating Farm in Rotterdam
• increasing the energy efficiency in process facilities at Shell
• helping Cosun and Sensus separate a natural sweetener from chicory juice
• aiding Corbion in their filtration process
• cleaning the process water at CARBOGEN-AMCIS

By connecting demand to supply in BEAP, the network organizations ISPT and NL GUTS hope to accelerate the energy transition in industry. Working together alongside SMEs, industry and knowledge institutes we can make Early Adaptor projects happen. By doing so, we can establish the revolutionary changes that the world needs to reach the climate goals by 2050.

Interested in more? Make sure to check the BEAP podcast series.

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