Water technology initiatives in the (agri)food and horticulture sector

Chair: Jessie-Lynn van Egmond, van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects

Various residual streams from the (waste)water industry remain unused, despite having potential applications in the food sector. Think for instance of the national and international horticulture industry with greenhouses that have a demand for CO2, energy (thermal and electric), nutrients, and water— all of which can be derived from waste(water) streams.

International greenhouse developer Van der Hoeven and Wageningen University & Research Greenhouse Horticulture will share insights on building bridges between the (waste)water and food sectors and discuss how we can move towards a circular economy together.

This session is for everyone interested in the water-energy-food nexus. Extra relevant for parties with residual / waste streams, such as water, thermal energy, biogas, CO2 or nutrients or those involved in the processing or purification thereof.

  • Jessie-Lynn van Egmond, van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects
    Van der Hoeven develops high-tech turn-key greenhouse projects all over the world, in some of the globe’s most extreme and water-scarce regions. Van der Hoeven’s specialty lies in the design, engineering, project management, construction, advisory and operations of complex and circular greenhouse projects for a wide range of crops, such as tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumber, leafy greens and more. A recent development has been Circular City Greenhouses, large-scale greenhouses that operate on upgraded waste streams.
  • Alexander van Tuyll van Serooskerken, Wageningen University & Research, business unit
    Greenhouse HorticultureThe business unit Greenhouse Horticulture carries out research for a more sustainable and profitable sector, both in the Netherlands and internationally. Key topics include energy, circularity, crop resilience, autonomous cultivation and robotics.