Circular Economy

Our ambition for the Challenge Circular Economy is to become the European hotspot for  innovative solutions  to close the regional loops of materials and energy in 2025. This will generate new businesses and jobs.

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About Circular Economy

The Amsterdam Economic Board accelerates the transition to a circular economy by stimulating cooperation between business, government and knowledge institutes in our region and internationally.

For this, we focus on 4 themes:

  • Materials
  • Heat as circular resource
  • Energy transition in the build environment
  • CO2 as resource for the circular economy

Amsterdam Economic Board & Europe

We are open for cooperation in EU-projects in the field of Circular Economy, within the subjects mentioned above, for example in Horizon 2020 or Interreg. Our main goal is to connect you to the right stakeholder in our region.

Materials

To close material loops, we connect regional waste collection with businesses, in nine resource streams: building and demolition materials, textile, plastics, biomass, eWaste, diapers, matrasses, data servers and metals.

Heat as circular resource

In the field of heat, we develop regional heat networks and we prepare our gas free future. In 2025 400.000 houses in our region will be connected to heat networks. Read more on the dedicated website.

Energy transition in the built environment

The region aims for zero-energy neighbourhoods in 2025. To get there, the Amsterdam Economic Board will form coalitions with the municipalities in the region to make their buildings greener and, in the end, energy neutral.

In City-zen, a big EU-project in the field of energy transition, we work together with the city of Grenoble and 30 other partners. Interesting subprojects in City-zen in the field of Energy Transition are Virtual Power Plant and Smart Grid in Amsterdam Nieuw-West.

CO2 as resource for the circular economy

The region also reuses industrial CO2 emissions in a CO2-Smart-Grid, for example in greenhouses.

Interact with our stakeholders

Visit our Smart City Community Platform for examples of projects in our region, our stakeholders and to exchange ideas on smart city solutions, including smart mobility. You could also share your own ideas, ask questions and look for project partners.

For Europe we work together with the cities in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.

For questions on international cooperation, contact Marjolein Brasz or Audrie van Veen.

Ambition

Our ambition for the Challenge Circular Economy is to become the European hotspot for  innovative solutions  to close the regional loops of materials and energy in 2025. This will generate new businesses and jobs.

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