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Welcome to Plant-e
Do you want to use your lawn to charge your electric car? 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 David Strik and Marjolein Helder. 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, while supporting Plant-e’s R&D one day a week.
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]
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.
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].
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 was a guest at the Business Breakfast Show on Dubai Eye to talk about Plant-e. Listen to the item here.
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.
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sub-department of Environmental Technology
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