Smart Delta Resources (SDR) is a transnational partnership of large energy and resource-intensive companies in the Schelde-Delta region. SDR wants to play a pioneering role in the industrial energy transition as a joint effort of the SDR region, SDR companies and international governments.
Smart Delta Resources (SDR), a cross-border collaboration between major industry from the chemical, steel, energy and food sector, port and governments in the Scheldt Delta region (Zeeland/West-Brabant/East Flanders).
SDR has a Dutch organization (SDR NL) and a Belgian organization (SDR Vlaanderen) that both work together on cross-border solutions for a future-proof, sustainable industry in the region. For SDR NL, Impuls Zeeland, the Zeeland development company, is the secretary.
SDR helps the industry with the development of their sustainability plans with concrete, innovative programs that focus on CO2 reduction, circularity, sustainable raw materials and green energy. One of the programs is the Hydrogen Delta Programme, which aims to help make the largest hydrogen cluster in the Benelux more sustainable by phasing out gray hydrogen by investing in clean hydrogen. The collaboration makes a substantial contribution to the European and national climate objectives. The ambition: a competitive and climate neutral industry in the region by 2050.
Greenhouse gas emissions in industry must be reduced to zero by 2050. Smart Delta Resources has chosen five routes: switching to CO2-free hydrogen, using green energy for industrial processes, capturing, storing and reusing CO2, reusing residual heat and circular solutions . Concrete plans of the companies via these routes are bundled in the priority programs Hydrogen Delta, Carbon Connect Delta, Spark Delta, Circular Delta and Heat Delta.
The strength of Smart Delta Resources lies in the bundling of complementary interests across borders, in particular the boundaries of sectors, processes and technologies. The partners within Smart Delta Resources share crucial interests in the energy transition, but each also has its own agenda based on the intrinsic desire to innovate, become more sustainable and be a good employer. It is precisely this intrinsic motivation that is an important factor in the development of concrete programmes.