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The Climate Agreement stipulates that greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by at least 49% by 2030. Wind and solar energy are well-known alternatives to reduce CO2 emissions. Generating energy by composting spent mushroom compost and manure much less so. And it just so happens that Hofmans are doing just that with their Upcycling installation.
Heating greenhouses and houses
"At Hofmans, Upcycling provides us with an installation to achieve heat production," says Ben Rooijakkers. "By using local low-grade biomass as raw material for Upcycling - such as cuttings, crop residues, thick slurries and spent mushroom compost - we save considerably on logistics. This way, we produce enough heat to heat greenhouses, houses or utility buildings." The final product from Upcycling, the compost, is a high-quality organic soil improver. "This lets us contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions. At the same time, it ensures the reuse of products that we strive for within the framework of the circular economy."
Besides delivering an Upcycling installation and trading spent mushroom compost, Hofmans is also looking for other possibilities to use biomass streams. That is why Hofmans is participating in the Bio Treat Center and the related OPZuid project, which is financially supported by the European Union, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Province of Limburg.
Do you want to know if an Upcycling installation fits your business needs? Contact Hofmans: +3188-9001390.