The current SDR programs are developed around four transition paths, based on the applications of CCS, electrification, hydrogen, CCU and process optimization and crucial value chains that are intertwined: hydrogen and CO2, electricity and heat.

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Hydrogen Delta

The ambitious Hydrogen Delta Program aims to make the industry more sustainable by phasing out gray hydrogen through clean hydrogen investments. The program also aspires to position the region as the largest hydrogen cluster in the Netherlands, Flanders and Europe.

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Carbon Connect Delta

The Carbon Connect Delta Program has the ambition to capture, transport and store 6.5 Mtonnes of CO2 by 2030 by means of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The application of CCS is also of crucial importance within the hydrogen transition path. Development of the CCS system is an essential step towards a CO2-neutral and circular industry in the region.

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Spark Delta

The Spark Delta Program reduces CO2 emissions through electrification and optimization of production processes through innovative technologies. Replacing fossil fuels with electricity from zero-emission sources has a huge impact on the electricity grid. Spark Delta is committed to a robust, cost-effective electricity grid that can transport the explosive increase in supply and demand. Important sub-projects within Spark Delta are aimed at landing windpower at sea, a 380 kV connection in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen and an additional 380 kV station in Borssele. 

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Heat Delta

The Heat Delta program provides insight into the supply and demand of industrial residual heat and geothermal energy, by translating it into concrete and feasible projects. The focus is threefold: residual heat from the process industry to the built environment, residual heat couplings 'industry to industry' and the application of geothermal energy.

The leading SDR programs

The SDR’s strength lies in the bundling of (complementary) interests across borders, in particular the boundaries of sectors, processes and technologies. The partners within Smart Delta Resources (SDR) share crucial interests in the field of the energy transition, but also each have their own agenda, based on the intrinsic desire to innovate, to become more sustainable and to be a good employer. It’s precisely this intrinsic motivation that’s a key factor in the realisation of concrete programs. The current SDR programs are developed around four transition paths, based on the applications of CCS, electrification, green hydrogen, CCU and process optimization and critical value chains that are intertwined: hydrogen and CO2, electricity and heat. The SDR value chains involve the steps from production of the energy source or carrier up to and including its application. Programs, projects and companies are again closely linked within these value chains.

Programs, projects and companies are closely linked within the SDR value chains (from production and storage to the application of energy).

Where there are major interdependencies between these chains, space is created for innovation that can benefit multiple chains. In order to meet the preconditions for industrial energy transition, it is very important for these value chains to be developed further. As part of the SDR CO2 reduction path, SDR, in close consultation with its members, has prioritised the steps to be taken towards a climate-neutral industry based on (potentially) available and affordable technologies and the strategic fit with the value chains. This has resulted in the Hydrogen Delta, Carbon Connect Delta, Park Delta and Heat Delta, SDR programs. SDR takes the lead with regard to the program management in the implementation of these programs. Facilitating the process and uniting and activating the various parties and stakeholders are key to this. However, the responsibility for achieving the objectives of each program lies in the joint hands of the regional and central government.