Innovates to contribute to a better planet

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Bin 2 Barrel (B2B) develops ‘Plastic to Fuel’ projects using innovative but proven technology. The first project is located in the Port of Amsterdam.

B2B uses plastic feedstock that is polluted in such a way that it is not suitable for mechanical recycling. These plastics will be transformed into fuel for the transportation industry. In B2B’s first project approx. 35.000 tons of plastic will be transformed into 30 million litres of fuel annually. The ultimate goal is the implementation of chemical recycling, in order to enable the creation of new plastics. This goal corresponds with the goals of the Dutch government in the national waste management plan.


Creating the highest possible value from plastic waste


B2B is aiming to transform all plastic waste streams which cannot be recycled into fuel or chemical resources for new plastics.


B2B uses innovative and efficient technology to fulfil its goals




Due to the increasing focus on sustainability, recovering energy from waste is a topic that receives a lot of attention worldwide. Today most plastic waste is either landfilled or incinerated; both solutions have a negative impact on the environment.


On the other hand there is an increasing shortage of fossil fuels. A lot of technologies are currently being developed to generate energy from wind and biomass to replace fossil fuels and reduce the Co2 footprint.


What if both problems can be combined? Idee Using plastic waste to make fuel!


The first factory in the Port of Amsterdam uses proven technology that is being applied commercially for the first time. Using this innovative technology, plastic waste can be processed into fuel. Low value waste streams will be transformed into high value fuel streams, generating a healthy business case. The energetic efficiency of the technology is nearly 3 times higher when compared to the direct combustion of plastic waste. In addition, the implementation of chemical recycling ensures that previously non-recyclable plastics can be recycled.



Bin 2 Barrel processes non-recyclable plastic waste from waste hauling and processing companies. Normally these streams would be incinerated or landfilled.


In Europe there are approx. 25 million tons of ‘post-consumer-plastics’ available per year. There is an equal amount of industrial plastic waste available.


Bin 2 Barrel works with renowned haulers and processing companies for the supply of feedstock.


The fuel, which will be produced by Bin 2 Barrel, initially will be sold to the maritime industry. Due to the sustainable character of the fuel, many  (shipping) companies have shown interest, including The Port of Amsterdam.


Bin 2 Barrel is managed by its founders Paul Harkema and Floris Geeris. Together they have both waste management experience and project development experience. Paul and Floris have been working together since 2012.


Living in Amsterdam, during his study business administration at the Erasmus university in Rotterdam,  Floris obtained licenses for a retail chain specialized in custom fit shirts. In 2007 Floris sold his company, then he started working in real estate where he was actively involved with large real estate developments. Since 2011 Floris started focusing on waste to energy.


Living in Amsterdam, during his study business administration, Bachelor at the VU in Amsterdam and Master at business school in London, Paul founded a company that obtained Benelux licenses for two large international watch brands. After Paul sold this company in 2009 he started working in the family business, which has been active in waste management for the last 30 years. Since 2007 Paul’s focus has been on waste to energy.


Bin2Barrel (en)

Claude Debussylaan 7-29

1082 MC Amsterdam

The Netherlands