Limburg: the crossroads between economy and ecology. Limburg puts a lot of effort into Cleantech, for instance through its own climate plan: a joint commitment of Limburg, LRM and its partners to make the province climate neutral by 2020.
Key players in the Cleantech & Energy sector include Punch Powertrain (CVT, hybrid drive), Group Machiels (waste-to-material) and Hansen Transmissions (gearboxes for wind turbines).
The Cleantechplatform.be, an extensive network of leading cleantech representatives from companies, knowledge centres, investors and authorities, focuses on fostering cleantech knowledge transmission and assembly of expertise.
EnergyVille in Genk is the place where energy research & development and business development come together. Widely regarded as the top European centre in the field of green energy, research and development, EnergyVille is also a partner in the European knowledge and innovation community for energy (KIC InnoEnergy), a cooperative of universities, research institutions and industry, supported by the EIT, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
Greenville, the Cleantech Campus in Houthalen, offers a unique business park focusing on cleantech-related companies.
Also worth mentioning is the initiation of several state-of-the-art projects involving alternative power generating methods, such as methane gas extraction (coal-bed methane or CBM) and the European MetaPV project.