The construction of the RAS in Bleiswijk, The Netherlands

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, […]

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 […]

Visit to the Ammerlaan

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 […]

A Visit to South Iceland

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 […]

The GEOFOOD Project – Kickoff Meeting in Reykjavik

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.   […]

Visit to West Iceland

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 […]

C40-Reinventing Cities

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 […]

Startup of the Aquaponics Association Europe

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.