FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR BUSINESS

The Chemiepark Knapsack provides an ideal environment for your innovative business ideas. Here you will find the appropriate space and the right partners to realize your project. In addition, the Materials Network supplies a wide range of feedstock for further development and refinement.

PLA (bioplastics) production

  • As opposed to petrochemical-based plastics, bioplastics or organic plastics are derived from renewable biomass sources such as cereals, starch or bio-microbes 
  • Demand is expected to increase by 20% in the coming years

Production of new materials (carbon fibers) 

  • Innovative materials research concerns itself with the design and production of materials in which chemical substances play a key role
  • Demand for composite materials is generating continuous double-digit growth

Hydrogen 

  • Public hydrogen filling station at the Chemiepark Knapsack
  • Fuel cell-powered buses for public transport since the beginning of 2011 

ENERGY SUPPLY

The reliable and economical supply of sufficient energy is one of the most important prerequisites for the chemical industry. The chemical park operator InfraServ Knapsack provides the manufacturing companies with the necessary energies in the form of electricity and process steam.

The continuous main load of the energy supply is borne by the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) power plant of E.ON Energy from Waste, where up to 300,000 tons of refuse-derived fuel are thermally utilized every year. This service is complemented by the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant of the Norwegian energy company Statkraft. With 800 MW of installed capacity it is one of the largest CCGT power plants in Germany. A further combined gas turbine power plant with capacity of 400 MW is currently under construction. The energy supply of the Chemiepark Knapsack is thus guaranteed, also at peak load time. 

ENERGY SUPPLY

The reliable and economical supply of sufficient energy is one of the most important prerequisites for the chemical industry. The chemical park operator InfraServ Knapsack provides the manufacturing companies with the necessary energies in the form of electricity and process steam.

The continuous main load of the energy supply is borne by the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) power plant of E.ON Energy from Waste, where up to 300,000 tons of refuse-derived fuel are thermally utilized every year. This service is complemented by the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant of the Norwegian energy company Statkraft. With 800 MW of installed capacity it is one of the largest CCGT power plants in Germany. A further combined gas turbine power plant with capacity of 400 MW is currently under construction. The energy supply of the Chemiepark Knapsack is thus guaranteed, also at peak load time.