Energy

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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