Welcome to Plant-e


Do you want to use your green roof to power your house? Would you like to see each wetland and rice paddy field in the world turned into a power plant without harvesting the plants? Plant-e is a company that develops and produces products in which living plants generate electricity.



The company was founded on September 14, 2009 as a spin-off from the sub-department of Environmental Technology of Wageningen University by Marjolein Helder and David Strik. Since her PhD-graduation in November 2012 Marjolein is working full-time as CEO of Plant-e. David works as an assistant professor at Wageningen University and still is an important link between scientific research and the research and development at Plant-e.



  • Provincie Zuid-Holland en Hoogheemraadschap Delfland investeren in veldtesten Plant-e (28-08-2015)

Langs de N470 in Zuid-Holland starten eind september de eerste veldtesten met het 'buissysteem' van Plant-e. Deze testen zijn essentieel voor het onderzoek en de ontwikkeling van het systeem waarmee bestaand, nat natuurgebied kan functioneren als 'elektriciteitscentrale'.

Lees hier het volledige persbericht.


  • Dutch Province of Zuid-Holland and Waterboard Delfland invest in fieldpilot Plant-e (28-08-2015)

    This purchase enables Plant-e to start further research and development for large scale electricity production from living plants in natural areas!



  • Plant-e awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum (05-08-2015).

The World Economic Forum today announced its selection of the world's 49 most promising Technology Pioneers 2015. Plant-e is one of them!

Read the full press release here.


  • New assignment for Plant-e (02-03-2015) District Development Group (Wijk Ontwikkelmaatschappij) Kerckebosch Zeist buys third Plant-e system for wiFi hotspot.


  • Plant-e featured in "Trots op Gelderland" (07-02-2015)

Plant-e was featured on the Dutch regional television station of Gelderland in the program "Trots op Gelderland" at february 7.

Watch the segment here [Dutch].


  • Plant-e technology can be combined with agriculture (06-11-2014)

Plant-e technology can be combined with agriculture, as opposed to what Prof. Dam of Delft University said today in Volkskrant. Prof. Dam agrees that he jumped to conclusions too fast after reading the information on our website. Read more: Artikel [Dutch].


  • Launch of the first two Plant-e systems (05-11-2014)

The first two Plant-e systems will be launched today, the 5th of november. The two systems are installed at the HEMbrug grounds in Zaandam and at a crossover of the A12 highway (the rainbow route) on the food innovation strip Ede-Wageningen. Both systems will power an artwork of light and will be switched on simultaneously.

Read more: Press release / Persbericht.


  • Plant-e mentioned in letter to Parliament (19 -06-2014)

In a letter of secretary of State Dekker (Education, Culture and Science) and Minister Kamp (Economic Affairs) concerning the Dutch participation in the Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7), Plant-e is mentioned.

Read the letter here [Dutch].


  • Production started (14-5-2014)

Due to the investments of the RVB and the municipalities of Ede and Wagengingen we have started production of our modulair systems. These modular systems are the first products Plant-e launches on the market. These systems will be installed at the HEMbrug grounds in Zaandam and at a location later to be determined in Ede/Wageningen.

Places for this production run are still available. For more information, you can send an email.


  • Marjolein on Dubai radio (17-4-2014)

Marjolein was a guest at the Business Breakfast Show on Dubai Eye to talk about Plant-e. Listen to the item here.


  • Plant-e at WGES 2014 in Dubai (14-04-2014).

The World Green Economy Summit 2014 (WGES 2014) is organized in Dubai from 15th and 16th of april. Marjolein and Nanda will attend the event and Marjolein will speak on the 16th.

Read more: Press release or go to the website of WGES 2014 .


  • Marjolein speaks at the Hannover Messe (09-04-2013)

At the Hannover Messe, Marjolein was interviewed by Duitslandnieuws.nl. Watch the interview here.






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