Cases

Basilisk

One of the characteristics of concrete is that it ruptures. With a good design and good performance this tearing can be limited, but small tears can cause problems too.
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Robin Radar Systems

Worldwide, about 200,000 drones are sold per month. The interest in drones is great, which causes the number of incidents with drones to grow and the drones sometimes provide threatening situations.
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Netics BV

As a result of the rising sea level and urbanization of urban areas, globalization is growing the need to build flood controls and houses. However, this is a costly matter.
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NoFoodWasted

A third of all the food produced ends in the bin. The Dutch supermarkets alone are already responsible for 115 million kilos worth a €400 million of discarded food. NoFoodWasted has a solution for this.
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The Mobile Factory

No building lasts forever. Demolition, war and natural disasters will eventually turn every manmade structure into rubble. In case you didn’t know, rubble is a real killer.
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Press sewer heats swimming pool

Riothermie, heat recovery from sewage has been successfully applied in other countries for years already. In the Netherlands, the first project starts in Urk. The water from swimming pool 't Bun is heated by the heat of a press sewer.
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Buiksloterham

Buiksloterham is located in the North of Amsterdam and is undergoing a gradual transformation into a sustainable mixed-use urban area. Former industrial area Buiksloterham gets developed by public and private parties in an area with high circular ambitions.
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Hemel(s)water

Collecting rainwater from its own roof, purify it and save it as drinking water. That's the Hemel(s)Water system developed by Albert Jansen from Water Innovation Consulting (WIC). The rainwater is sustainably purified to drinking water with a membrane filter.
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Prêt-à-Loger

TU Delft students present Prêt-à-Loger: the energy-neutral Dutch row houses. Prêt-à-Loger proudly presents a solution for 1.4 million energy consuming Dutch row houses from around 1960.
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Pamares

Particulate matter: You don't see it, you don't smell it and you don't taste it, but it has always been - to a greater or lesser extent - in the air we breathe. Fine dust is a form of air pollution that, when inhaled by humans or animals, is harmful to health.
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De Watermaker

Due to climate change it rains more often and harder, which creates flooding in the city. This with the result that dirty water gets mixed with clean groundwater. The purification of water is therefore more difficult and expensive. The quality of drinking water will dramatically reverse and clean water is scarce.
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Pectcof

Pectcof technology unlocks the potential of the coffee pulp as a source of biobased materials, at the same time detoxifying the waste stream produced by the second most traded commodity in the world.
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The Ocean Cleanup

Every week the volume of two Empire State Buildings worth of plastic floats into the oceans, where it damages ecosystems, damages economies and enters the food chain, thereby potentially damaging us humans. Yearly this is about 8 million tons of plastic.
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Bobbing Forest

Rotterdam gets a new city park at the old harbour basin Rijnhaven between the New Luxor Theater and the Floating Pavilion. The bobbing forest contains of 20 tree-on-buoys. The Dutch elms will be launched on National Tree Day, the 16th of March.
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Dakakker

On top of the Schieblockbuilding the first large harvestableroof is realized in the Netherlands. The ‘Dakakker’ is with it's 1000 m2 the largest ground-on-roof-top-farm in Europe. There grow various vegetables and fruits and there are six beehives.
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Smart Illuminated

At the beginning of 2016, all lightning at Texel consists out of sustainable LED lightning. Texel gets darker where it's possible and lighter where it has to. Texel embraces darkness as so-called core value. Next to that it is also good for the environment and delivers substantial savings.
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RegenVillages

RegenVillages are integrated villages that power and feed self-sustaining communities. Engineering and facilitating the development of integrated and resilient neighbourhoods that power and feed self reliant families around the world.
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Sea salt battery

How can we store all renewable electricity from solar panels and wind mills when demand is low? How can we accelerate electric driving and relieve fossil fuel dependency? Dr Ten has developed an intelligent energy solution: the sea salt battery.
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Nereda

Nereda is the innovative, sustainable and cost-effective biological wastewater treatment technology that purifies water using the unique features of aerobic granular biomass. Nereda plants require a quarter of the area of traditional installations; the process consumes much less energy; and it is entirely based on natural ingredients.
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CitySense

CitySense offers ‘on-demand lighting’ in which the light level adjusts based on the presence of pedestrians, bicycles or cars. The lights ‘dim’ during off-peak hours when there is no traffic in the vicinity, and all the lights in the surrounding area ‘glow’ to a user-defined brightness level upon detection of traffic or human presence.
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Mobile dikes

The Netherlands is the expert in the field of water. We are the best protected delta in the world, but even we have to face challenges. In combating flooding type of threats, The Netherlands is still old-fashioned as an expert, sandbags are still the first thought in preventing floods.
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RAW for the Oceans

Over the last 50 years, humankind has produced approximately 700 million tons of plastic that now resides in the oceans, harming the ecology, economy and health.
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Sustainer Homes

In the world of rising rents, sprawling cities, and dwindling resources, we’ll need housing that is much more independent, flexible, and sustainable than anything offered on the housing market of today. Sustainer Homes builds the world’s first fully off-grid, sustainable, and mobile container homes.
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SnappCar

In Europe, 250 million cars remain unused for approximately 23 hours a day. In 2011, Victor van Tol and Pascal Ontijd, decided to address this challenge and founded SnappCar. Snappcar is an online community where nowadays more than 120.000 Dutch, Danish and German consumers share their cars.
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Fresh Water Mill

Fresh water mill a new type windmill, which converts the wind energy into high pressure and this high pressure is used to drive a desalination unit to produce fresh water.
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Forze

Forze was founded in 2007 and is developing zero emission race cars. Forze is the high-tech hydrogen racing team that is part of the Technological University of Delft.
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Protix

Protix Biosystems BV develops sustainable high quality proteins that serve as an alternative to fish meal and other nutritional supplements. Protix is located in Dongen with the production of fly larvae.
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Plant-e

Plant-e develops products in which living plants generate electricity. These products are based on technology that was developed at Wageningen University, which was patented in 2007. The technology enables us to produce electricity from living plants at practically every site where plants can grow.
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BlueCity010

BlueCity010 is an ecosystem where entrepreneurs in circular production combine their business cases to connect to each other and to operate entirely demonstrably. Goal is one large linked chain that is based on residuals, but does not generate waste.
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Undagrid

Undagrid develops energy-saving transmitters (trackers) which objects like baggage carts and containers helps communicate with each other with the result that they form a network. This is a so-called mesh network, in which the individual objects are not connected themselves to the Internet.
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Hotspot Hutspot

Hotspot Hutspot aims for healthy and sustainable food for everyone. Also in the districts where the social bond and the quality is low and where the health of the children (and their parents) are under pressure due to poor eating habits and lack of exercise.
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LOFT2GO

Urban PopUp offers solutions for vacant premises with a newly developed concept: the Loft2Go. The Loft2Go is a portable bathroom and kitchen, which can be placed in a day in vacant offices, shops, school premises or warehouses, so the space can be quickly made fit for habitation.
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ECO200

The Netherlands currently has approximately 1.5 million lactating cows, which means that per eleven Dutch habitants, one cow is available. These cows together deliver not only a lot of milk, but also a lot of heat. Herewith the milk makes an unexpected creative way for sustainable energy.
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SONOB – project

Along the Dutch highways you can find about 5 million square meters of noise barriers, often at non shaded locations and close to a power grid. The barriers are meant to limit noise, but they can also be used to produce solar energy.
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BrightBox

Brightbox research and education centre is located in the Innovatover, at the former Floriade site in Venlo. Brightbox is a centre of expertise for multi-layer cultivation without daylight, also called city farming. In this ultra-modern horticultural facility it is possible to influence all the factors that affect the growth of a plant: light, air, temperature, feed, water and soil.
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Sunfloat

Sunfloat provides ready-made floating solar fields that rotate along with the sunlight. The use of the reflection of the water ensures an expected yield of 25 to 30% more than comparable fixed panels on land.
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Optiqua

Optiqua has developed a sensor with the size of a chip that is able to detect a sudden pollution in drinking water online. The company has in recent years, along with drinking water company Vitens and PUB Singapore's water company, worked on the development of sensor technology that is originated at the University of Twente.
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Photanol

Photanol developed a breakthrough technology to convert CO2 into valuable organic compounds. The company is applying this technology in a number of markets, ranging from food ingredients to chemical bio-blocks and bio-fuels.
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Urban Street Forest

The Urban Street Forest project stands for making the city’s high-rises vertically greener. The high-rise apartments often has an anonymous character and is usually found in gray focus districts. Planting small trees on the balconies of these flat-buildings can improve the quality of the environment.
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Salt Farm Texel

Water salinisation is a growing problem in the world. Due to the subsidence and the rising of the sea level the valuable farmland is increasingly salinated. Every day agricultural ground is spoiled by salt water, which is in total already one and a half billion acres. If that can be used again for food production, hunger is largely out of the world.
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Algae Food & Fuel

Algae Food & Fuel designs, builds, sells and installs systems for the industrial and agricultural production of algae: algae farming. The use of innovative technologies for algae growth, process control and harvesting results in unique scalable systems which are cost efficient, highly productive and improve the stability of algae based processes.
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OCAP

OCAP captures CO2 emitted by industrial processes which lead down to to horticultural greenhouses. By using this CO2, instead of producing their own by burning natural gas, the greenhouses save energy. It also provides the grower with an alternative to fossil fuel, using instead a combination of CO2 delivery and renewable energy sources, such as geothermal energy and (industrial) waste heat.
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4Fold

Shipping companies can use the foldable container 4FOLD of Holland Container Innovations (HCI) to annually save 25 percent on transportation of empty containers. At the place of one conventional container, fits a package of four collapsed containers.
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Hydrogen cars

A hydrogen car is an electric car with a fuel cell on board which makes electricity from hydrogen and oxygen. The car is powered by an electric motor, like the plug-in hybrid cars that we know already. Their power comes out of the existing batteries. Driving on hydrogen has the potential to make mobility completely emission-free, with no CO2 emissions or local air pollution.
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Ambulance Drone

Dronesforgood explores future possibilities with drones and develops the technology on an open platform. One of its recent developments is the Ambulance-Drone, a high speed drone network that delivers emergency supplies to any location within minutes. Alec Momont. graduated student at Delft University of Technology designed during his graduation in cooperation with innovation platform Living Tomorrow a prototype of an ambulance drone.
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Greenhuus

GreenHuus is a portable eco-lodge concept which is fully cradle-to-cradle constructed and sustainable/CSR responsible facilitated. In addition, GreenHuus can be placed anywhere because it is 100% self-sufficient and self-sufficient in energy, waste and water. The materials used are preferably obtained within a radius of 100 km.
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Nerdalize

By placing high performance servers in homes Nerdalize creates highly distributed compute cloud without the overhead cost of conventional cloud and co-location solutions. This creates a triple-win where sustainable computing power becomes an affordable commodity, homes are heated for free and emissions are drastically reduced. The first families have already piloted computers as stove.
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Smart Highway

Smart Highway is an innovative concept for smart roads of tomorrow. A programme of innovation that links a different way of looking at things with innovative ideas that apply the opportunities offered by new technologies in smart ways. Smart Highway is the result of an intensive collaboration between builder and developer Heijmans and designer Daan Roosegaarde. The themes sustainability, safety and perception are key to the concept and are manifested in the newest technologies in energy and light.
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Vehicle2Grid

What makes an electric car suitable as backup for a local energy network is the fact that the battery of an electric car can charge and discharge. Currently, the only possibility that we make use of is the possibility to charge an electric car battery in order to drive the car (Grid2Vehicle) while two-way traffic on the grid (Grid2Vehicle and Vehicle2Grid) is possible as well thanks to the deployment of electric vehicles as a backup.
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City Farm

With their two hectare, From Your Own City is one of the biggest city farms in Europe. A special place in the Four Port Area in Ritterdam, where all city residents are able to see the food and its production, experience and taste. At the city field the vegetables are grown and have their own chickens and eggs.
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Tesla Taxi

The taxi fleet of Schiphol has been expanded with Tesla taxi's. In total there will be 167 fully electric taxi's driving from Schiphol. Tesla Model S is not only quiet and environmentally friendly but comfortable too. The backseat is provided with a tablet. Even though Tesla has the look of a luxury sports car, there is still plenty of room for luggage in both front and back seat.
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Platooning

TNO works together with industry and government on the technology that makes automated driving practicable. For both passenger cars and trucks. Cooperative and affordable. Safe and reliable. Tests on the public road will have to demonstrate that automated driving boosts traffic safety, improves traffic flow, saves 10-20% fuel and thereby reduces CO2 emissions.
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Gulpener bier

Gulpener Brewery BV is an independent family brewery from Gulpen in the Dutch province Limburg. At about 400 hectare of land in Limburg the farmers cultivate according to the requirements of the Eco-label; barley, hop, wheat, rye and spelled is grown locally.
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Willem & Drees

In 2009, Willem&Drees started with bringing local fruit and vegetables to supermarkets in the region of Amersfoort. Soon after the start they noticed there is a great need for local food. These days we would like to know where our food comes from. And we prefer to eat local, organic and seasonal.
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Groenfabriek

The Green Factory brings horticulture in the city and gives empty office buildings a new function. In combination with plant breeding sustainable energy is generated. The Green Factory is innovative: from light, heat and wind decentralized energy is generated. Horticulture takes place on the roof and in the story of former office buildings. Parts of the building are decorated as horticultural and energy production. A modern greenhouse is placed on the roof of the building.
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Hotel Amstelkwartier

The hotel has three hundred rooms and meets all the needs of the guest of the 21st century: every luxury and comfort, without causing a negative impact on our planet. A sustainable hotel asks for integrated sustainability in both the field of energy conservation and business operations as well as quality of accommodation.
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Villa Augustus

In the water tower of Dordrecht and the adjacent pump building, a hotel and restaurant are established named Villa Augustus. Around the water tower a garden is landscaped. The restaurant uses the ingredients from the vegetable garden to create seasonal meals.
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AquaReUse

AquaReUse is a purification project in which the waste water of a cluster greenhouses is purified. The same companies (re)use the purified water then again as irrigation water. Herewith a closed water cycle is realized.
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De Schilde

The Hague will get the largest urban farming project in Europe. A greenhouse measuring 1,200 square metres will be placed on the roof of the former Philips factory called De Schilde on the Televisiestraat. The building, which is largely empty at the moment, will be redeveloped in the future into a multi-storey urban farming centre called Urban Farming De Schilde.
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CADoS

The object of the CADoS project is to develop and to build a prototype of the Cellulose Assisted Dewatering of Sludge (CADoS) water treatment concept at the Ulrum sewage-treatment plant. The CADoS principle will be applied to use a new sieving technology innovatively within an existing wastewater treatment process. The innovation consists of the sustainable reuse of toilet paper in sewage treatment plants.
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Windchallenge

Windchallenge sells a new generation wind turbine for the built environment. This wind turbine weighs 10 kg, has a rotor diameter of 1.7 meters and was designed for installation on roofs or masts. It will allow companies and private persons to partially meet their own energy requirements. For instance for the lamppost or charging station for e-car, e-scooter or e-bike.
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Northern Pipeline

The Northern Pipeline is a pipeline linking the northern part of Rotterdam with the Rotterdam port area. A lot of heat is released in the petrochemical industry and in the processing of waste in Rotterdam. At present, this heat is discharged into the Nieuwe Maas River, which is scandalous.
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GETIJDENCENTRALE

Voor de kust van Texel wordt een centrale geplaatst die met behulp van zeestromingen energie kan opwekken. Deze getijdencentrale moet vanaf 2015 op het eiland voor schone energie gaan zorgen. De centrale bestaat uit modules ter grootte van drie zeecontainers. De modules drijven op het water, waardoor de gevoelige apparatuur zich boven water bevindt. Onder het wateroppervlak wekt een turbine energie op.
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DELTASYNC

The predicted shortages in water, fuel and food show that the need to build floating cities is greater than ever before. The current food crisis demonstrates that agricultural production has difficulty in keeping up with a growing population and prosperity. Agricultural productivity is scarcely growing any more, because the most important raw materials – water, phosphates and fuel – are coming under increasing pressure.
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SOLAROAD

SolaRoad is an innovation breakthrough in the field of energy. It is an unique concept that turns the sunlight on the surface of the pavement into electricity: the road network is used as an inexhaustible source of green power. SolaRoad is durable and practically applicable in many ways.
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The City of the Sun

This urban district is called the ‘City of the Sun’ and is located within a recreational area of more than 177 hectares. It is not just the large ratio between urban and recreational areas that is unusual. The level of ambition in the two elements of the district could also be described as exceptional.
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VOMAR

The Vomar store in Heerhugowaard is one of the most energy-efficient supermarkets in Europe. Its energy consumption is at least 35% less than that of supermarkets of a similar size. To achieve this, every possible new development has been/is being installed in the store. The result is an ultramodern supermarket that can be described as being entirely energy-efficient.
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SMART POLDER

Smart Polder is a solution that combines water management with the generation and efficient use of renewable energy. In the Smart Polder, the pumping away of surface water is combined with the extraction of heat and cold from that surface water. Energy is transported via a heat exchanger by means of a ‘Smart City Thermal Grid’ with which homes, offices and other buildings can be heated or cooled.
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MARQT

Marqt is the place where it all comes together. Different ideas about what we eat. Respect for nature, animals and people. Products that are made with passion and responsibility, for which a fair price is paid. Food that remains close to its origins. Real food.
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THE DUTCH WEED BURGER

We worry about CO2 emissions from our industries and cars. But we forget about the methane emissions from the worldwide livestock population all too quickly. Methane is a more powerful greenhouse gas than CO2 and accounts for 15% of the greenhouse effect.
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BLUERISE

Covering seventy percent of our globe, the oceans are the largest solar collector and can provide a vast amount of clean and renewable energy, day and night all year round. Ocean Thermal Energy is destined to become the leading source of renewable energy worldwide. Bluerise provides advanced technology and systems that use temperature differences in the oceans to generate electricity, cooling and fresh water.
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Unpacked

A packaging-free supermarket in Berlin raised € 20,000 in one day with a crowdfunding campaign. As a result, the Berlin company ‘Original Unverpackt’ will be able to open its first store this summer.
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BOER BOS

Farmer Paul Bos combines his career as a coach with running a farm. On 20 hectares of meadowland, he works on the ecological management of nature with his own flock of sheep, on the sale of lamb’s meat and wool, and on providing nature education for schoolchildren.
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Rondeel pluimveehouders

A Roundel is a new type of poultry house. Animal welfare is central to its design. The characteristic feature of this new concept, a poultry house with a round shape, is that chickens have plenty of living space without having to go outside.
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Kromkommer

2014 is the European year for combating food waste. That’s not a bad idea, because all sorts of research suggests that around 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted worldwide; in other words, one third of all food production.
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Urbanfarmers

Just like energy and water issues, food shortages are a real problem. There are more and more people in the world, and the area available for the production of food is becoming smaller and smaller. This means that food must be produced more intensively in a reduced area.
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Sustainable building materials

Sustainable building materials are not readily available, but Dutch companies are innovating quickly. From aubergines to hemp: the building materials of tomorrow. Suppose you want to build a sustainable home or office. The production of traditional materials such as cement, concrete, adhesives and insulating foam requires a lot of energy.
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Elephant grass

It grows rapidly, has the same energy value as coal and can be cultivated underneath the flight paths of Schiphol, so that air traffic is less likely to be affected by geese. This is because these birds, which descend in droves to forage in and around Schiphol, do not like this particular crop. It is called miscanthus or elephant grass.
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Market hall

The covered Market Hall, a market of international renown, opened its doors in autumn 2014 and is open seven days a week. On the Binnenrotte in the heart of the Laurens Quarter, this impressive building houses a large covered market with approximately 100 fresh produce units, 15 food stores, 8 restaurants and a branch of Albert Heijn.
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Koeienkas

A ‘cow greenhouse’ is actually called a free-range cowshed and offers opportunities for improving sustainability in the dairy industry. This mainly relates to better animal welfare and better fertiliser. The challenge is to combine more space for the animals with fewer emissions, while at the same time reducing the cost price (or at least keeping it the same).
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Grown Down Town

GrownDownTown was established in 2011 as a cooperative to set up projects, in collaboration with other parties, for growing crops in the city. GrownDownTown wants to expand this cooperation in the future with parties from various sectors in order to work together intensively to make the city greener.
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Floating dairy farm

The floating dairy farm in the port of Rotterdam is the brainchild of Peter van Wingerden and the company Beladon, which specialises in building on water. One day Van Wingerden came across plans for a ‘cow garden’ by the Courage Foundation, an innovation platform for the dairy industry that was set up by the agricultural and horticultural organisation LTO and by NZO, the trade association for the dairy industry.
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Delft Blue Water

The availability of sufficient quantities of high-quality fresh water is essential for food production. At present, many greenhouse horticulture companies in the Netherlands use rain water, insofar as it is available, or pump up brackish groundwater.
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Hoogeland

Greenhouses and a residential district exchanging their energy. It can be done, and indeed was done for first time worldwide in the Netherlands, in the Westland district of Hoogeland. Since the end of 2012, the closed greenhouse of the Prominent growers association, homes and various commercial premises have been connected to each other.
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