A reliable and transparent marketplace where any excess material can be bought or sold (e.g. aluminum, heat, or excess space in trucks). EME enables you to source locally and make your operations circular.
EME provides you with access to knowledge about circularity from other companies and leading experts around the world. This can help you better identify the nature of your excess materials, find new business models and potential buyers.
Work with knowledge institutes, NGOs, GOs and other companies from around the world to find creative new ways to deal with your excess materials and innovate your value chain.
The growing pressure on our planet sets a clear challenge: we need to find value in discarded materials. A circular economy makes value chains more resilient and can grow the market by EUR 7 billion (TNO) to EUR 22 billion (CircleEconomy) annually. EME is an indispensable tool to make use of these opportunities and helps participating organizations move on the leading edge of the transition towards a circular economy.
Water company Vitens regularly received phone calls of users that their water was oddly colored. This was due to harmless (actually healthy) organic compounds. Yet color was more important to their customers, so Vitens filtered out the organic compounds and send this excess material stream to an incinerator. Costs: half a million annually, and a waste of valuable resources. They decided they could optimize this process. Within two years they refined their purification installation and now sell the salts and organic compounds with a big profit to various companies. They also sell the technology behind the new purification installation.