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The CO2 Board is working on cleaner hydraulic engineering projects

As of 2016 the CO2 Board is a cluster within EcoShape’s Framework program. The goal of this cluster is to use Building with Nature design methods to realize a 20% lower CO2 footprint in hydraulic engineering projects, compared to traditional methods.

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The process

Tools

The partners in the cluster are working on tools that enable them to assess to what extent Building with Nature solutions contribute to the reduction of the CO2 footprint of projects. During the construction of hydraulic works almost always CO2 is released by the equipment used, although this equipement is getting ever cleaner. Building with Nature projects have a larger capacity for capturing CO2 compared to traditional hydraulic engineering projects, because they stimulate development of vegetation in the form of for example salt marshes, reed or mangroves.

One of the activities is the development of a tool which companies can use to determine the CO2 footprint of their works. The challenge here lies in collecting the right data to use as input for the tool. EcoShape monitors the progress of all projects and assists the project managers with the measurements in projects.

In order to develop the tools, organisations with various expertise have joined together, including Boskalis, Van Oord, Wetlands International, Stichting De Noordzee, Arcadis, Witteveen + Bos, Deltares and Rijkswaterstaat.

Gijs Hendriks (Boskalis) and Floris van Nouhuys (Van Oord) are the leaders of this cluster.

Contact

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Gijs Hendriks
Project manager
CO2 Board 3
Floris van Nouhuys
Project manager

Partners

  • Deep sand extraction and ecosystem-based landscaping 9

    Boskalis

  • Deep sand extraction and ecosystem-based landscaping 29

    Van Oord

  • Community 26

    Wetlands International

  • CO2 Board 1

    Stichting De Noordzee

  • Deep sand extraction and ecosystem-based landscaping 8

    Arcadis

  • Deep sand extraction and ecosystem-based landscaping 34

    Witteveen+Bos

  • Deep sand extraction and ecosystem-based landscaping 10

    Deltares

  • Deep sand extraction and ecosystem-based landscaping 24

    Rijkswaterstaat