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A sustainable leap for Belgian industry
On Monday, 16 October, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU attended the inauguration of Janssen Pharmaceutica's new geothermal power plant in Beerse, Belgium. Speaking at the inauguration was Jan Jambon, Minister-President, Government of Flanders. With the opening of the plant, Janssen Pharmaceutica have become the first company in Belgium to use geothermal energy to heat their plant, resulting in their energy consumption immediately dropping by 30%. Funding for the project came through the European Regional Development Fund showing how the private sector, regional governments and the EU can unite to drive sustainable change.