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Kick off Living Lab Plant-e, Budel -

Kick off Living Lab Plant-e, Budel

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016

Kick off Living Lab Plant-e, Budel

In March 2016 the Province of Noord-Brabant (The Netherlands) announced that they’ve made a subsidy available for a pilot test with Plant-e’s tubular system. The so called Living Lab had its festive kick off on the 14th of July 2016.

Living Lab

With help of the subsidy a part of the terrain of Nyrstar, a large zinc producing company, will be transformed from non-used (wet)land to Living Lab, with the goal of testing Plant-e’s tubular system. This system should make it possible to generate electricity with (excisting) wetlands worldwide.

The potential of this Plant-e system is to add specific economical value to natural areas, such as the nature network in Noord-Brabant, so they can be preserved. Furthermore, the initiative fits the vision and strategy concerning sustainable energy.

Subsidy

The costs of the pilot are  € 452.000. The Province of Noord-Brabant finances 60% of this amount (€ 273.900,-).

Province as pioneer

Noord-Brabant is the second province that invests money in the further development of the tubular system. Earlier the Province of Noord-Holland invested in a pilot as part of their project “N470 gives energy”: the redesign of a provincial road. The Living Lab in Budel will be partly used to compare the results of the different soil types to each other, and to test longer tubes.

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