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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 …

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[16 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on Blue Harvest gets big ovation at ASN Bank World Price Final | ]
Blue Harvest gets big ovation at ASN Bank World Price Final

Last night at the ASN Bank World Price Final in Rotterdam, Blue Harvest Netherlands was the only finalist to get a spontaneous ovation from the audience after a passionate plea from founder Elvira de Rooij. She explained how the climate impact of Blue Harvest can be compared to turning a very polluting diesel car into an electrical vehicle: Blue Harvest turns ‘normal’ cows into climate neutral cows. By feeding them a very special species of seaweed!
It is of course still better for the climate to eat less meat and dairy …

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[6 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on Your Vote = 1 Euro of Clear Climate Impact!! | ]
Your Vote = 1 Euro of Clear Climate Impact!!

Vote now for Blue Harvest Netherlands in the final of the ASN Bank World Prize 2017, your vote is worth 1 Euro!
Go to Voordewereldvanmorgen.nl and vote for our project to reduce methane emissions in cows.
We want to start up our project as soon as possible in Rotterdam so we can start creating huge climate impact.
Please support us, and help us stop global warming.
Click here for more information on Blue Harvest Netherlands.

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[26 Oct 2017 | Comments Off on Blue Harvest NL Finalist in ASN Bank World Prize | ]
Blue Harvest NL Finalist in ASN Bank World Prize

Fantastic news: Blue Harvest Netherlands is selected as finalist in the ASN Bank World Prize 2017!!
Elvira of Goodget pitched the project yesterday to a very critical jury at ASN Bank Head Quarters. The next step to winning the ASN Bank World Prize of 20.000 Euro is another in-depth conversation with the jury on the 1th of November, and then it is on to the last step: the grand final on the 15th of November in Rotterdam. A home match…
Just to refresh your memory, this is what Blue Harvest Netherlands is …

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[3 Jul 2017 | Comments Off on New Project: Goodget to slash global greenhouse gas emissions one cow burp at a time! | ]
New Project: Goodget to slash global greenhouse gas emissions one cow burp at a time!

More seaweed! Goodget is starting up a project in The Netherlands with Wageningen University and DELL to grow a special type of tropical seaweed. This seaweed holds the key to cutting greenhouse gas emissions, one cow burp at a time!
Researchers in Australia discovered adding a small amount of dried seaweed to a cow’s diet can reduce the amount of methane a cow produces by up to 99%. These findings could help alleviate climate change.
But wild harvesting of this particular species will not do. It has to be grown to feed …

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[1 Jun 2017 | Comments Off on Goodget starts up new project: Blue Harvest Ghana | ]
Goodget starts up new project: Blue Harvest Ghana

Because of our presence in Ghana in the past years, we noticed the influx of seaweed along the Ghanaian coastline, especially west of Accra. This seaweed (Sargassum sp.) causes many problems for local fishermen; their nets are often 3/4 filled up with seaweed (outcome of Goodget’s own research along the coastline). Also, the seaweed is flushed on the shore and causes pollution and unpleasant smell. It is a nuisance and a big problem for local fishermen who see their income drop because there is less fish to catch, but ever more seaweed that …