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.

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The Plant-e World is currently not available, if it becomes available again, we will announce it through our website.



  • 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.


  • Municipalities of Ede and Wageningen buy second Plant-e System (01-04-2014)

The second system will be installed at the 'kennisas' between Ede and Wageningen. The exact location of the system is yet to be decided.

Read more: Persbericht [Dutch].


  • Marjolein speaks at TEDxBinnenhof 2014 (31-03-2014).

Marjolein was one of the eleven speakers at TEDxBinnenhof. The theme of the day was "Global challenges, Dutch solutions". Marjolein ended her talk with a song and she got a standing ovation!

You can watch her talk here.


  • Rijksvastgoedbedrijf buys first Plant-e system (12-03-2014).

At "Duurzaamheid 2014" it was announced that the first system will be laid at Hembrug.

Read more: Persbericht [Dutch].


  • Registration period first products prolonged with two weeks (10-03-2014).

Due to major interest we prolonged the registration period with two weeks.


  • is now possible to sign up for 100 m2 of four different Plant-e products (12-02-2014).

You can apply for one of the first 20 systems of 100 square meters before March 1st 2014 by sending your order to sales@plant-e.com. Look at our Products page for more information.


  • Kassa Groen dedicates item to Plant-e (28-01-2014)

Plant-e was seen on the Dutch television show Kassa Groen at januari 28th. You can find more information and watch the item here [Dutch].


  • Plant-e will speak at TEDx Binnenhof at march 31 (17-01-2014).

Marjolein Helder was nominated for a place at TEDx Binnenhof by winning with her "Toekomstmakers" pitch in november. Friday january 17th it was announced that she will be one of the speakers at TEDx Binnenhof. The theme will be "Global Challenges, Dutch Solutions". See more [Dutch]: tedxbinnenhof.com and Twee winnaars TKM-pitches op TEDxBinnenhof


  • Marjolein Helder invited to New Year's reception of King and Queen (14-01-2014).

January 14th King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima hosted a New Year's reception, Marjolein Helder was invited for this event. You can watch a clip of this reception here.


  • Plant-e was present at the GreenTech congres. (25-11-2013)

Plant-e was present at this congres because we were one of five nominees for the "Jan Terlouw Innovatieprijs". Read more about our nomination [Dutch]: persbericht


  • [Dutch] Labyrint zendt item uit over Plant-e. (24-11-2013)

Kijk het fragment hier terug (vanaf 17:05 minuten).


  • [Dutch] Plant-e te zien op tv Gelderland. (19-11-2013)

Op woensdag 13 november zond Omroep Gelderland een item uit over de genomineerden van de Jan Terlouw Innovatieprijs. Bekijk het fragment hier (vanaf 16:23 minuten).





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