A modern plant that does not produce any solid waste. That was the starting point of a quest for sustainable chlorine production by AkzoNobel in Delfzijl.
Monthly Archives: May 2013
The Queen’s Commissioner for Friesland John Jorritsma drove the first pile for the cheese factory of A-ware Food Group and ingredients factory of Fonterra Europe on Monday. This ceremony officially launched the construction of two dairy plants at the Heereveen business site IBF off the A7 motorway. A-ware Food Group and Fonterra expect the cheese factory and ingredients factory to be operational by the end of 2014.
Dairy Chain Friesland is the Frisian approach to seizing the opportunities arising in the dairy sector both now and in the future. Dairy Chain Friesland is the approach of the further education sector (Wageningen UR / UCF) and Dairy Campus Leeuwarden intended to respond by means of an ongoing ‘Frisian learning curve’ to the fast-growing demand for well-educated personnel and entrepreneurs in the Feed to Food chain.
Equip-lite Europe will be helping to build large, 65-foot yachts that will be taking part in the Volvo Ocean Race, which will be starting in October 2014. The Sneek-based company will be supplying the main halyard blocks. The company is also negotiating on the supply of the deck and rigging fittings.
With more than 1.5 million visitors a month and about 100,000 users Catawiki in Assen has developed in a few years into the world’s biggest online catalogue and auction site for collectors all over the world. When it was launched in 2008 Catawiki was still run by two people working in an attic, but it is now a company employing twenty people operating internationally and there is a pressing need for more personnel.
The Master’s program Nanoscience at Groningen University has been rated as an excellent program by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). That was reported by RTV Noord. ‘Excellent’ is the highest possible rating.
Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI), the strategic venture capital fund of Bertelsmann – Europe’s biggest media company – has acquired a minority stake in Kalooga. The fast-growing Dutch company based in Groningen, has teamed up with BDMI to help accelerate its international expansion.
Drenthe’s new dairy academy is now underway at DOC Kaas in Hoogeveen. The academy is an initiative by eleven dairy companies and seven training organizations. They are seeking to share one another’s knowledge of the dairy industry in order to provide their employees with refresher courses and train new staff. Many employees in the industry are due for retirement. The purpose of the academy is to transfer the available knowledge.
Professor Ben Feringa of Groningen University has obtained a subsidy of 780 thousand euros for a study into a molecular motor. The professor first succeeded in building such a motor in 1999.
Outgoing director NoÃ« van Hulst of the Energy Academy in Groningen is bringing ten leading energy experts together to raise the academy to the highest level.