Monthly Archives: August 2013

Outgoing CEO sees ample opportunities for Groningen’s Energy Academy

When Noé van Hulst was appointed CEO of the newly established Energy Academy Europe (EAE) two years ago a plan and a concept were already in place. The academy now has solid foundation on which to build, says the outgoing CEO, who is taking up a new position as Dutch ambassador at the OECD in Paris. ‘There is now a carefully considered framework in which the interdisciplinary education, research and innovation can be set up’, says Van Hulst in an interview with Dagblad van het Noorden.

Visit the Food Valley Expo on October 24, 2013

Food Valley Expo is the perfect place to find Dutch and inter national business partners, or just to be inspired and informed about the latest trends and innovations in agro-food. This annual event is a must for professionals in the food business and related industries. This year’s Food Valley Expo takes place on October 24, 2013 at the Hotel and Conference Centre Papendal in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The event is organized by Food Valley NL, in cooperation with a growing number of organizations.

Researcher Wetsus develops electrospray

As a PhD student at the water technology institute Wetsus in Leeuwarden Dr Luewton Lemos developed a technique with which he could give water droplets precisely the required size. This is the subject of an article in the Dagblad van het Noorden in its ten-part series ‘Waterlab’. According to Lemos the technique has a huge number of possible applications, including the manufacture of PCBs, asthma medicines and uses in the potato industry. But according to Lemos the most important application is the desalination of seawater.

Qlyte to substantially increase production following takeover

N+P Group, one of the biggest international players in the field of industrial remnant substances, has acquired a majority shareholding in Qlyte BV in Delfzijl. This will make it possible for the Groningen-based company, which produces innovative fuels from paper and plastic waste, to achieve its expansion plans.

Microsoft seeks partnership with Groningen e-health company VitalinQ

The small Groningen-based e-health company VitalinQ will be working in partnership with the American software giant Microsoft. VitalinQ has developed an online portal that enables all users to formulate individual targets and wishes for a healthy lifestyle via a profile of their own and a social environment. They are then helped to achieve a healthy lifestyle in an easily accessible manner and on the basis of a staged plan.

Frisian vanilla factory substantially extends production capacity

The vanilla extract producer Nielsen Massey located in Leeuwarden will be expanding substantially, reports the Leeuwarder Courant. The company recently moved to a new location where it has three times as much space as before. This and the increase in the workforce from nine to fourteen employees will make it possible to expand the production capacity tenfold.