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Congratulations Croda

Congratulations Croda

Afbeelding: Croda

Jongia congratulates Croda Nederland b.v. on winning the VNCI Responsible Care Award 2017 with the biogas-from-glycerine project.
Croda is the name behind the high-performance ingredients in some of the biggest, most successful brands in the world, creating products that are relied on by industries and consumers worldwide. Innovation runs through every aspect of their business, using creativity to build exciting ideas into practical solutions that add value by addressing people's unmet needs.

For various products the Croda production site in Gouda uses fatty acids that are produced on site by hydrolysis of natural oils and fats. Glycerine-water, the co-product of this process will be converted to biogas in an anaerobic digestion plant. The renewable fuel biogas will partly replace natural gas for the production of steam and electrical power for the site.
Digestion of the glycerine-water will avoid the energy intensive concentration step and combined with a redesigned main boiler and CHP system an overall reduction in CO2 emission of 25% will be achieved. Hence the project name "Quarterback".

This project combines a large scale anaerobic digestion of a single source feedstock, an economical design requiring very high conversion rates and a very large upscaling factor with far reaching process integration. Thanks to the innovative aspects of this project it has been accepted as demonstration project under the EU LIFE+ scheme with the general objective to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value.


For the “Quarterback” project Jongia supplied 2 top entry mixers type LBW and a side entry mixer type JRWM.