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Energy transition

Fossil fuels have been used on a large scale to generate energy since 1870. This no longer can be justified. However, switching overnight is not feasible, as society has used fossil fuels for over 150 years. The energy transition takes time and requires a great deal of innovative thinking and determination. BTG has been actively involved for over 35 years. 



Sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Awareness is growing, however realisation requires time. BTG implements sustainability in all its aspects as much as possible. Both in our own business operations and in the nature of the projects and the research that BTG carries out.


Circular economy

Nature provides us with many beautiful raw materials and materials. Nowadays biomass, also referred to as 'bio-based raw material', is a natural raw material which an important part of our society is built upon. Our challenge is to handle our bio-based raw materials in a sustainable and sensible way and to prioritise these materials for high-value applications.



The industry has made capital-intensive investments to keep plants running for 30-40 years. Sustainability should therefore be realised in increments. Offering investment security is of utmost importance to achieve large-scale sustainability. BTG works on substantive processes to help the industry with this, but also contributes to making the industry more sustainable through various branch organisations and other committees.


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BTG is developing a biobased economy in the Netherlands and Europe.

Theo Rietkerk Former deputy of the province of Overijssel, member of the Dutch Upper House


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