On June 27th, the GEOFOOD team visited Wageningen University & Research in Bleiwijk and was presented to the new GEOFOOD research unit that has just been constructed in a 150 m2 greenhouse chamber. Wageningen Plant Research (Part of Wageningen University & Research) is a private not for profit research institute with experienced personnel (about 600 fte) and specialises […]
On June 26th 2019 the GEOFOOD team visited the geothermal heated greenhouses run by Ammerlaan TGI in the Netherlands. Ammerlaan is a family owned company which was founded by the Ammerlaan brothers in 1959 and has grown to become an ornamental nursery with over 6 hectares of modern greenhouses. Ammerlaan is the first ornamental plant […]
On June 26th 2018 the GEOFOOD team visited potential sites in South Iceland and related tourist attractions in the area. The team visited Thingvellir and learned about the geology of Iceland, touched the geothermal energy at Geysir in Haukadal and visited the tomato farm Fridheimar and the cattle farm Efstidalur. Both cases are excellent examples […]
June 25th 2018 Kickoff meeting in the GEOFOOD project held in Reykjavik The participants in the GEOFOOD project gathered at the Ocean Cluster House in Reykjavik on June 25th 2018 for the the GEOFOOD Kickoff meeting. During the meeting all partners gave brief presentations about their background and the plan for the respective workpackages. […]
The GEOFOOD team visited potential sites in West Iceland and related tourist attractions in the area. The team visited the the hot springs Deildartunguhver and Kleppjarnsreykjahver in the upper Borgarfjordur area in West-Iceland. This is the largest low-temperature geothermal region in Iceland with a total natural discharge equivalent to about 450 litres per second of […]
The Samraekt team is one of three finalists in the Innovation Competition: Urban Food from Residual Heat and is participating in the Climate-KIC Conference in Malmö, Sweden September 19th 2018. The final documents are to be submitted by August 6th 2018. The competition has been a great journey and the team work has been fun, […]
The Samraekt team is participating in the C40-Reinventing Cities – The proposal was submitted in May 2018 for two sites in Reykjavik – Lágmúli and Ártún. Both sites are extremely interesting sites for the Samraekt concept. Lágmúli is one of the main geothermal areas in Reykjavik and Ártún is a beautiful site next to the […]
Ragnheidur Thorarinsdottir is leading the startup of the Aquaponics Association Europe based on the work carried out in the Association of Commercial Aquaponics Companies (ACAC) and the COST Action EUAquaponicsHub (2014-2018). A good team from the COST Action is currently working on the statutes and the website is under construction.