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 […]

Wageningen University and Research presents GeoFood at ISHS symposium in Tenerife

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 […]

Construction of research facilities is going well

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 […]

Successful Geofood Symposium in Slovenia

The Geofood Symposium in Slovenia in November received interest from industry stakeholders, researchers, municipalities and policy providers. Geofood visited the geothermal producers Lust – and Ocean Orchids – Both companies are growing their production sites and attract an increasing number of visitors to their geothermal heated greenhouses. Below you can see a short […]

Samraekt presents GEOFOOD at Visindavaka in Reykjavik

Samraekt presented GEOFOOD at Vísindavaka in Iceland, which is part of European Researchers’ Night, which is an event organised every year on the last Friday of September. An event was now held in around 340 towns and cities all over Europe. The main objective is to bring together scientists and the public, show scientists and […]

Winner solution for urban farming in Sweden

Samraekt (Iceland) The University of Iceland, EN-EF Concept (Serbia), LandingAquaculture (The Netherlands) and the University of Maribor (Slovenia) participated in the Climate-KIC Innovation Competition – Urban Food from Residual Heat – suggesting urban farming solutions to four municipalities in Sweden, Malmö, Lund, Bjuv and Oscarshamn. The team was one of three finalists and won second […]

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 […]