Tag Archive for 'Netherlands'

Solar PV provides enough electrical power to brew entire range of beers

April 25th, 2013 by Wieckse

Wieckse, market leader in the Dutch weiss beer segment, will brew beers using solar power as the sole source of energy. This will be highlighted on new packaging that will appear in supermarkets, bars and restaurants from April 2013. A total of 3,632 solar panels have been installed on the roof of their brewery in […]

Netherlands and China to research and exploit Dynamic Tidal Power

October 5th, 2012 by Richard Lord

The Dutch and the Chinese are known for their massive landscape altering projects. China’s Three Gorges Dam is a massive engineering feat, and the Dutch have reclaimed large tracts of land from the sea, and engineered massive levees and dikes to protect low-lying land. Now the two nations have signed a deal to develop and […]

Better Place Battery Switch Station for Amsterdam airport electric taxis

September 5th, 2012 by Better Place

Better Place launched its marque electric taxi project at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands on 3 September 2012 allowing Renault Fluence Z.E. electric cars to have their depleted batteries automatically replaced with fully charged batteries within five minutes. “We’re determined to demonstrate to Europe that electric cars can drive any distance in any country and […]

IHC Tidal Energy to develop market for Wave Rotor technology

June 7th, 2012 by IHC Merwede Holding B.V.

IHC Merwede has signed an agreement to acquire Wave Rotor technology from Ecofys, which is renowned for its expertise in sustainable energy solutions. The official signing was made by Willem Steenge, Managing Director of IHC Tidal Energy, and Manon Janssen, Managing Director of Ecofys. Wave Rotor technology, which will be managed by the newly established […]

How the Dutch got their bicycle paths might surprise you

November 28th, 2011 by A view from the cycle path

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Ellen MacArthur investigates Dutch businesses employing the Cradle to Cradle concept

September 7th, 2011 by Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Ellen MacArthur visits the Netherlands to investigate the circular economy and the cradle to cradle® concept. Steff Kranendijk, CEO of Desso said “It doesn’t make sense that we live in a linear economy like we do now.  All the things we make are thrown away or incinerated so we have decided that it is a […]

People love to cycle when facilities are provided to make it safe

August 22nd, 2011 by All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group

A Dutch company makes functional products from waste

April 23rd, 2011 by We Beat the Mountain

We Beat The Mountain is a young, innovative organisation that aims to reduce the worldwide trash and waste mountain. In order to reach this goal, We Beat The Mountain and her community create, develop and produce cool functional products made from recycled waste and trash. We Beat The Mountain started from three emotions: anger, frustration […]

Man who runs his car on wood builds a home with straw and clay

December 2nd, 2010 by Richard Lord

During a recent visit to the Netherlands I came across a home being built with straw bale and clay walls.  I ventured inside the shell of the building and met John who was assisted by a straw bale building specialist from Poland.  John was slapping a mixture of clay and straw onto the interior of […]

“When you have wind and sun you don’t need oil” – an energy saving housing project in the Netherlands

August 30th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Iguana Project, which is a development of nine energy efficient homes, lies on the outskirts of the pretty harbour town of Stavoren, which sits on the eastern bank of the Ijsselmeer in the Dutch province of Friesland. Hendrik Gommer and Elsa Visser who devised the project in 1997 called it the Iguana Project because […]