Green Minerals & Regeneration Design on the Climate Innovation Experience

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Klaske Postma of Regeneration Design gave on the Climate Innovation Experience in Utrecht an explanation about Green Minerals. Klaske assists Green Minerals in visibility, making the scientific process of Green Minerals understandable for a broad audience.

Thank you Start the Future for making this video and thank you EIT Climate-KIC for having us.

Climate Innovation Experience on the 25th of October in Utrecht

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Transforming Innovation into Climate Action

Green Minerals will attend the Climate Innovation Experience, organized by EIT Climate-KIC Benelux on 25 October 2018. Location: Climate Planet, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Passionate Innovative Front Runners

In the unique venue at Jaarbeursplein in Utrecht, you will be inspired by passionate innovators, entrepreneurs and climate leaders of the future. We challenge you to share your ideas, thoughts and knowledge. The opportunity to contribute to making our planet climate proof.

A wide range of innovators, start-ups, scientists, corporates will show their innovations in the Exhibition Area (5.00-7.00 PM). Green Minerals will be presented here.

For more information go to: and download the brochure. Hope to see you there!

We won the Jan Terlouw Innovation Ambition Award!!

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Green Minerals is very proud to win this award. During the Kiemt autumn convention Jan Terlouw himself reached out the prize and said that it is a fantastic scalable project.

During the convention, there was more attention for olivine and the possibilities of the mineral. Dr. Ir. Jos P.M. Vink of Deltares is senior specialist soil and water quality. His field of expertise is environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology. He gave a workshop about ‘Nature can do it on his own: sustainable CO2 capture in infrastructure projects with olivine’. Conclusion: we just have to help nature.

Thank you Kiemt and Novio Tech Campus for an inspiring day. Time Shift energy storage won the (big) Innovation Award. Congratulations!

Innovation Origins published an article about the award and Green Minerals, thanks to Brightland Innovation Factory:

We are nominated for the Jan Terlouw Ambition Prize

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Terlouw a physicist by occupation, worked in his early life as researcher for three different institutes. Terlouw was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives after the Dutch general election of 1971. Nowadays Terlouw is retired. With his speeches he pleads for a more humanity and trustful society with respect for our planet and nature.

For Green Minerals it is an honour to be nominated for The Ambition Prize for ‘green’ startups in an early development stage. Besides the ambition prize there is an innovation prize to win for scale-ups with breaktrough innovation in the field of sustainability. The prize is an initiative of the Kiemt Foundation.

On October 1st, during the Kiemt Autumn Congress “CO2 out of the air” in Nijmegen, there will be announced who will win the Innovation Prize and the Ambition Prize. Other nominees for the Ambition Prize are: Groene Wijkstroom and Wattsun. The nominees for The Innovation Prize: BLUE-tec, CarbonOrO and Time Shift Energy Storage.

You can also be there: participation of the congress and the workshops is free of charge. We hope to see you on October 1st!

ECP Summer Summit 2018

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Come and join us on 25 September 2018 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

ECP Summer Summit is Europe´s leading Chemistry industry Partnering event with Innovation, Cooperation, Investment and Customers. Get a great deal of high-caliber business contacts in One Day.

Green Minerals is confirmed to give a pitch of 6 minutes about the business potential of the ‘Mineral CO2 additive’. Look here for the agenda of the event; the pitches will start at 11.00 AM.

We hope to see you in Dusseldorf!

Green Minerals on the Future Proof Community

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The community is an initiative of MVO Nederland, Europe’s largest sustainable business network. With over 2500 companies they accelerate towards a new economy: a healthy, futureproof economy combining positive financial results with care for people and planet. They strive for maximum impact, on a national and international level.

‘Mineral CO2 additive’ is presented as a solution in building materials (in Dutch)

Join us at the Innovation Expo 2018 on the 4th of October 2018 in Rotterdam

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The RDM Submarine Wharf in Rotterdam South will be transformed into one big Living Lab! Experience, view, and be a part of the more than 150 innovations at the Innovation Expo, on the RDM grounds, the number one innovation hot spot in the port of Rotterdam.

Taking innovations further, realising breakthroughs, and thus contributing to the social challenges we are facing in our country and in the world, that is the ambition of the Innovation Expo 2018. With this biennial event, the government provides the business community, research institutes, NGO’s, and government bodies a platform to bring innovations into the limelight before a broad national and international audience.

During the IE2018, in addition to experiencing high-profile innovations, you will make contact with the innovation network of investors, businesses, and policymakers. Become inspired during one of the more than 40 sessions. Attend the interesting keynote presentations by speakers such as Mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb and Louise Fresco, Chair of the Governing Board of Wageningen University & Research Centre.

Do not miss this opportunity and register here

We are looking forward to meeting you on October 4th!


CO2 reduction in infrastructure

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The report: “Op weg naar een klimaatneutrale infrasector in Nederland” (Towards a climate-neutral infrastructure sector in the Netherlands) is mentioning the process of Green Minerals as serious solution for CO2 reduction of concrete. Stichting Klimaatvriendelijk Aanbesteden & Ondernemen (SKAO) and TU Delft are researching with support of MVI-Energie, which innovations and measures in the chain are the most promising opportunities.

“Within the infrastructure sector, the use of energy and materials and thus the total of CO2 emissions is an important sustainability indicator. Thereby, the sector has an important contribution to the sustainability of other sectors such as mobility and energy supply. SKAO and TU Delft have been working together with parties from the Green Deal Sustainable GWW (GD DGWW 2.0) since 2017, to gain more insight into the transition to a climate-neutral infrastructure.”

The report deepens into four big material-flows: benzine, asphalt, concrete and steel. Olivine and mineralization is mentioned as new technology for concrete, on page 27, 28 and Appendix A-7.

“Alternatives for aggregates that can extract CO2 from the air are also present (not included in scenario analysis). Examples are Olivine and mineral CO2. These materials can thus ensure double profit.” 

You can download the report here

‘CO2 as feedstock’ in the media

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Recently, a Dutch site ‘Het Nieuwe Produceren’ published an article about CO2 usage options. Het Nieuwe Produceren is a platform with industrial progress as startingpoint. The platform provides information about developments and innovations that make the industry more sustainable, smarter and safer.

The article is mentioning ‘ CO2 usage by mineralisation’. A translated quote:

“There is also interest in CO2 as a feedstock from the construction sector. The company Ruwbouw from Harderwijk developed the so-called compensation stone. That is a new material that uses CO2 as feedstock. During the production process, the building material absorbs a large amount of CO2. For an average house this is about 5000 kilograms of CO2. The CO2 is bonded with a binder, creating a new, hard stone-like building material.”

“For building materials, mineralization of CO2 is an interesting option. That is an application that is still relatively unknown. In particular, the old mineral olivine is used here: an igneous rock that can be found in many places in the world.
During the olivine process, CO2 is removed from the air and converted into lime. By speeding up this process, it can provide raw materials. The lime can be used, among other things, as filling material in concrete, but also in paper and plastics.”

Furthermore, Wim Raaijen, the writer of the article says it would be unfortunate if CCU is not seen as serious solution for the CO2 surplus. “In the coalition agreement, there is a strong commitment to underground storage of CO2 (CCS), while nothing useful is done with it. Then CO2 will unfortunately remains waste.”

You can read the article here.

Below, watch the video of AkzoNobel about different CO2 usage-options in English.