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[20 Aug 2018 | Comments Off on BluGrass nominated for Lidl Food Prize | ]
BluGrass nominated for Lidl Food Prize

BluGrass is nominated for the Lidl Food Prize that will be awarded on Duurzame Dinsdag 4. September at the Dutch House of Parliament in The Hague.
The prize is awarded by supermarket chain Lidl to the most sustainable initiative in the field of food production and consumption. BluGrass aims to grow a special species of seaweed that reduces methane emission in cows by up to 80%, turning normal, polluting cows into climate friendly cows!
BluGrass wants to stop the emission of greenhouse gasses by cattle as soon as possible, and will take …

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[20 Aug 2018 | Comments Off on Green Leaf Protein: new Goodget biotech project to replace animal & soy protein in foodstuffs | ]
Green Leaf Protein: new Goodget biotech project to replace animal & soy protein in foodstuffs

In the near future it might be possible to replace animal and soy protein in foodstuffs by sustainable plant based protein in a cost-effective way. This is good news, since animal and soy proteins are very unsustainable sources of protein: rain forests are cut down to grow soy to feed the animals that provide animal proteins (dairy & meat), soy uses lots of fresh water and arable land to grow, and is shipped over large distances.
Goodget has started up a new project ‘Green Leaf Protein’ to do research into a …

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[22 Dec 2017 | Comments Off on BluGrass: Elvira is VPRO Tegenlicht Green Tech Pioneer | ]
BluGrass: Elvira is VPRO Tegenlicht Green Tech Pioneer

Last week Elvira de Rooij, founder of Goodget and initiator of BluGrass (formerly known as Blue Harvest Netherlands), was awarded the title of Green Tech Pioneer by Tegenlicht, a weekly documentary series of Dutch public broadcaster VPRO, comparable to BBC’s Horizon. Out of 93 contestants, the 5 most inspiring pioneers were chosen by public vote and a jury made up of a.o. national sustainability advocate and serial entrepreneur Ruud Koornstra.
As one of the 5 Green Tech Pioneers, Elvira had to pitch her story at a fully packed Pakhuis De Zwijger in …

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[7 Dec 2017 | Comments Off on Blue Harvest Ghana wins Making Africa Work Pitching Competition | ]
Blue Harvest Ghana wins Making Africa Work Pitching Competition

During the final event of Making Africa Work on December 6. 2017 in Amsterdam, Blue Harvest Ghana won the pitching competition! This brings Goodget and our local partner Venital one step closer to our goal: we want to add value to seaweed by harvesting, processing, and selling it with the help of the local fishing communities. This not only results in more income for local communities, but also in cleaner beaches, improved fishing conditions and cleaner water.
In Ghana, increasing influx of seaweed is currently seen as a plague. Nets of fishermen …

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[7 Dec 2017 | Comments Off on BluGrass BV: New Name and New Expert Partners for Blue Harvest Netherlands | ]
BluGrass BV: New Name and New Expert Partners for Blue Harvest Netherlands

In the past weeks, Blue Harvest Netherlands has made significant progress. Together with expert partners, founder and CEO of Goodget Elvira de Rooij is in the process of setting up a new company called BluGrass BV to grow and blend the special seaweeds that can significantly reduce methane emissions in cows. The aim of BluGrass BV aim is to turn ‘normal’ cows into climate neutral cows. Using seaweed!
BluGrass BV will focus on 3 issues:

growing methane-reducing seaweeds in bulk
blending a special seaweed formula that can be added to cattle feed (max 2%)
measurement …