Remo Milieubeheer operates a state-of-the-art waste disposal facility for industrial waste in Belgium. This facility in Houthalen-Helchteren marked the start of Group Machiels’ recycling activities and is now a keystone of the Flemish government’s materials policy.
ELFM stands for Enhanced Landfill Mining – the thorough exploitation of waste disposal sites. With its ‘Closing the Circle’ project, Group Machiels will become the first company in the world to build a plasma facility to mine the waste from the Remo landfill site and turn it into energy and usable raw materials.
MAC2 was created in 2013 as a combination of the port activities of Group Machiels (Belgian oil Services and Marpobel) and Maritime Antwerp Cleaning, involving waste and residue flows from seagoing and inland waterways vessels and tank cleaning. MAC2 recycles oily waste materials from the maritime and industrial sectors so that they can be reused as a new raw material. MAC2 is based in the Port of Antwerp, from where it also serves the Linkeroever (Left Bank) and the ports of Zeebrugge and Ghent.