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=#
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/
The grand opening ceremony of the Geofood aquaponic installation in Bleiswijk has received interest from several stakeholders. The system was presented in an article in the last weeks edition of ‘Nieuwe Oogst’, a journal for agricultural professionals in The Netherlands.
The Geofod grand opening was published in an article in Onderglas. Paul Ramsek from Geothermica and Ragnheidur Thorarinsdottir coordinator of Geofood opened the system by combining the greens and the fish in a symbolic way.
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.
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.
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 […]
The newly developed energy model for geothermal greenhouse aquaponic systems was presented in Tenerife during the XI International Symposium on Protected Cultivation in Mild Winter Climates. The interest of the audience was piqued due to the circular potential that aquaponics offers in terms of renewable energy, nutrients and microorganisms. Companies and researchers indicated that food […]
As part of the GEOTHERMICA funded GEOFOOD project, LandIng Aquaculture is hard at work building an innovative recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) . The RAS is constructed at the research facilities of Wageningen University and Research in Bleiswijk. It will be used to gather valuable data on energy-, water- and nutrient exchanges in aquaponic systems. The […]