Dr. Adrie Veeken is active in the field of organic waste treatment for 30 years in academics, consultancy, government and business. After his MSc studies in Chemistry and Environmental Sciences he started with his PhD at Wageningen University in 1990. He was active as researcher and assistant professor until 2004 in Environmental Technology and Urban Environmental Management. From 2004-2007 he was consultant at LeAF as head of the Biogas group and the laboratory activities. In 2008 he joined the Waste Management Department of the Dutch government, involved in various international waste management projects. From 2011 he joined the waste treatment company Attero where he is at present Research & Business Developer Bio-based products.
Transforming the global food systems
Highlights from F&A Next, the yearly event where investors meet food and agri startups. Nina Kinnunen, Director Sustainability, Brand & Communications shares her key take away from the event full of interesting speeches, demonstrations by startups and visits to the WUR campus to get a sneak preview on the future of food production.
Greener urban environment through circular economy
Meadows and nutrient recycling increase the diversity of the built environment above and below ground The debate around nutrient recycling in Finland often focuses heavily on the countryside and agricultural recycled fertilizers. However, the nutrients recycled in the growing media also end up back in the built environment. As more and more natural meadows or green roofs are added to cities, biodiversity will also increase.
Fire at Kekkilä-BVB´s Grubbenvorst production site – situation under control / Brand in fabriek van Kekkilä-BVB in Grubbenvorst – situatie onder controle
On Sunday the 15th of May there was a fire at the bark department on the Grubbenvorst site. Factory was not working at the time of the accident and there were no people injuries. One building and some machinery were damaged. The cause of the fire is being investigated. The production can continue on the site and at the moment it seems that all customer orders can be met with minor delays, if any. Although it seems very unlikely that growing media materials were impacted, careful quality assessment will be done in any case. We wish to thank the local fire department and our safety personnel for the quick actions taken to prevent and further damage. -------------- Brand in fabriek van Kekkilä-BVB in Grubbenvorst - situatie onder controle Op zondag 15 mei jl. is er brand uitgebroken in de schorsafdeling van de fabriek in Grubbenvorst. Op het moment van het ongeval was de fabriek niet in bedrijf en zijn er geen gewonden gevallen. Een hal en enkele machines hebben schade opgelopen. De oorzaak van de brand wordt nog onderzocht. De productie kan worden voortgezet en op dit moment lijkt het erop dat alle bestellingen van klanten kunnen worden afgehandeld met een kleine vertraging, als die er al is. Alhoewel het zeer onwaarschijnlijk lijkt dat grondstoffen werden aangetast, zullen er zorgvuldige kwaliteitsbeoordelingen worden uitgevoerd. We willen graag de plaatselijke brandweer en ons veiligheidspersoneel bedanken voor de snelle acties die werden ondernomen om verdere schade te voorkomen.