Monthly Archives: July 2012

Groningen University develops healthy fries

The Carbohydrate Competence Center (CCC) of Groningen University (RUG) has found a way to change the composition of starch in such a way that carbohydrates are broken down more slowly. People eat less of these slow carbohydrates because they feel full earlier, ensuring they do not consume more carbohydrates than the body can metabolize. A surplus of carbohydrates is stored in the body as fat. An important application of this development is the possibility of non-fattening and therefore healthy fries.

Gas-turbine constructor wins Dong Solar Energy Challenge

On Saturday, the solar boat of gas-turbine company Gowring Continental won the fourth edition of the Dong Energy Solar Challenge. The boat stayed ahead of competitors from Leeuwarden and the city of Cedarville in the United States. The wet weather required the skippers to use their available energy wisely.

Americans acquire Lankhorst

The American steel wire and cable company WireCo has acquired the rope factory Royal Lankhorst Euronete in Sneek, for which they paid nearly 145 million Euro. Lankhorst now has plenty of room to benefit from new markets, and the company's employees received a bonus.

The Netherlands among the best in the world for innovation

The Netherlands is listed sixth in the worldwide innovation index. Our country previously occupied ninth position. Switzerland is at the top of the list. The list was drawn up by the UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).