One of the Geofood project results is the dissemination of project findings and knowledge about geothermal energy. Hence, we prepared a small exhibition on geothermal energy at HE Park Brežice, Slovenia. An opening event was held on 17 September 2021, with the participation of Mr Ivan Molan, mayor of Brežice Municipality; dr. Maja Turnšek, Slovenian […]
Today, the Geofood team presented the first article out of three at the World Geothermal Congress 2020, “Adding Value to Geothermal Food Production Through Experience Design”. Barbara Pavlakovič from the University of Maribor in Slovenia presented the article and addressed, in particular, the educational dimension of sustainable food production in relation to the use of geothermal energy. Furthermore, […]
Today, the Geofood team participated in the GEOforFOOD webinar held by Geothermica and Orkidea. Dr. Maja Turnšek participated in the webinar “GEOforFOOD Innovation initiative” with the contribution “Geothermal chances for Food and Tourism: a Country Perspective”. The presentation was based on results from the GEOFOOD project on food production in a controlled, sustainable and efficient environment using geothermal as […]
The World Geothermal Congress (WGC2020+1) has now begun and offers an abundance of virtual events with online presentations for you to join to learn about recent developments in engineering. The Congress takes place in Reykjavík from March to October 2021. For more information, see: https://www.wgc2020.com/
As part of the Geofood project, we organised an online event “Promoting the use of geothermal energy and the green future of Slovenia“, which took place on Thursday, February 4, 2021, via the zoom application. With this event, we wanted to stimulate a discussion on the future exploitation of geothermal energy in Slovenia. Thus, the […]
The Geofood team has published a new article, Geothermal energy for circular food production, in the Geothermische Energie journal, Heft 96, p. 20-23. September 2020. It discusses the Geofood project and the potential and opportunities for expanding the use of geothermal energy for circular food production. The article presents the innovative concepts of Geofood illustrating how […]
The following time-lapse video shows the development of the Recirculating Aquaculture System in Bleiswijk, the Netherlands. The construction phase started in January 2019 and the system was completed in May 2019. Since then the system has been operational to gather valuable data. It also acts as a demonstration platform for stakeholders of all kinds; teachers, […]
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.
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!
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 […]