Project: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY FOR CIRCULAR FOOD PRODUCTION

Acronym GEOFOOD (Reference Number: 170169-4401)
Duration 01/05/2018 - 01/05/2021
Project Topic Food production in Europe requires further steps in reducing the carbon footprint. This project showcases the opportunities of direct use of geothermal energy to increase food production in highly productive circular systems._x000D_ The objectives and challenges are to 1) design and optimize a demonstration plant in Iceland with direct use of geothermal energy for innovative sustainable circular food production techniques, built on technological advances in aquaponics (the combination of aquaculture and hydroponics), inclusion of new species, product diversification, tourism related edutainment and business development; and 2) design and build a research system to optimise energy configuration in The Netherlands at the research facilities of Wageningen UR. Furthermore, the aim is to disseminate the results to other geothermal areas in Europe and worldwide.
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Ammerlan The Green Innovator Partner Netherlands
2 LandIngAquaculture Partner Netherlands
3 Municipality of Brezice Partner Slovenia
4 Samrækt efh Coordinator Iceland
5 University of Iceland Partner Iceland
6 University of Maribor Partner Slovenia
7 Wageningen UR Partner Netherlands