New publication in International Aquafeed

In May 2020, the article GeoFood: An example of circular economy by using geothermal heat, RAS and horticulture to produce fish and vegetables by LandIng Aquaculture, Netherlands was published in International Aquafeed, pages 42-44. The article introduces the main findings from the GEOTHERMICA founded GEOFOOD project.

We look forward to meet in may 2021

The GEOFOOD team planned to participate in the WGC2020 in April 2020 in Iceland with three oral presentations. The event was planned back to back with a physical GEOFOOD meeting in Reykjavik, a workshop and the Grand opening of the GEOFOOD system. For more information about WGC, please see https://www.wgc2020.com/. See you in May 2021!

Visit to the greenhouse research station of WUR

On January 28 2020, the United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue visited the greenhouse research station of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) in Bleiswijk, The Netherlands. Accompanied by Dutch minister of Agriculture Carola Schouten and WUR CEO Louise Fresco, he opened the brand new greenhouse complex “Greenhouse 2030”. Secretary Purdue was also interested in […]

Geofood presented in the Dutch Radio

Geofood was presented in the Dutch radio program ‘Business News Radio”. They visited Bleiswijk and made an interesting report about Geofood: https://widgets.bnr.nl/audio-widget-v2/index.html?podcast=https://www.bnr.nl/podcast/json/10393047/audio/1&theme=bnr&hideSponsor=false&hidePodcastTitle=true&maxVisibleItems=2&colors=#

Geofood presented into the geothermal and horticulture networks

The Geofood project has received interest in the geothermal network as well as in the horticulture in the Netherlands. The direct use of geothermal energy for food production is being discussed by several stakeholders in Europe, see further information on the following links. http://geothermalresourcescouncil.blogspot.com/2019/10/netherlands-geothermal_24.html https://alternativeenergyresourcevideos.com/tag/horticulture/ https://www.wur.nl/en/newsarticle/Research-into-the-combination-of-geothermal-heat-lettuce-cultivation-and-fish-farming-started.htm https://www.rastechmagazine.com/geofood-project-investigates-use-of-geothermal-heat-for-ras/ https://www.hortibiz.com/news/?tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=31217&cHash=fae2a95b8790da2f876f45a80ff2facb https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9153506/geofood-aquaponic-grand-opening/

Geofood presented at EAS2019 in Berlin

Geofood was well presented at the EAS2019 conference in Berlin. There was a special aquaponics session chaired by Dr. Benz Kotzen and Dr. Hendrik Monsees. Alexander Boedijn from WUR held a presentation on MODELLING AND DIMENSIONING AQUAPONICS AS THERMAL TREATMENT NETWORKS THAT OPTIMIZE GEOTHERMAL ENERGY USE.

Grand opening of Geofood Aquaponic system in Bleiswijk September 30th

The grand opening of the Geofood Aquaponic system was held in Bleiswijk end of September. Stakeholders from horticulture and aquaculture businesses, geothermal specialists and researchers took part in the event and discussed future opportunities and further development of circular systems and increased use of geothermal energy in horticulture worldwide.

The GEOFOOD research unit at WUR

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 […]