LIVING LABS

One of the outcomes the SYSTEMIC project aims for are partnerships, cooperation, good advice and experience exchange between practitioners, business and scientists. To facilitate this, the project aims to set up Living Labs.

Living Labs: a buzz word nowadays… but what does it mean?

In the SYSTEMIC project we see a Living Lab a real life innovation environment where Demo Plants and scientists can learn from eachother. The Living lab can also include other stakeholders like local farmers and industries.

We believe that the key to creating a Living Lab is to make the concept of nutrient recovery from digestate transferable to an “Outreach Location”.

This is an intensive learning experience which requiers the adaptation of the concept depending on different variables like social environment, economical feasibility, regional legislation, choice of technologies, market characterisation, etc  to fit the outreach location.

Enter the area for Outreach locations and Associated plants

Living Lab meetings

22nd and 23rd February 2018: First meeting of the Outreach locations and Associated plants

Exploring opportunities for nutrient recovery from manure, biowaste and sludge On February 22nd and 23rd , representatives of fifteen biowaste treatment plants came together in Amsterdam to discuss possibilities for nutrient recovery and reuse from manure, sewage and biowaste. The meeting was organised by the H2020 project SYSTEMIC which aims to stimulate the implementation of […]

Examples of Living Labs

The Netherlands,  “An Achterhoek without artificial fertilizer”.

This region (de Achterhoek) in the Netherlands has received a special pilot status from the Dutch Government by means of a “Green Deal”. With Green Deals the government helps to overcome bottlenecks encountered by sustainable innovations.

Demo Plant Groot Zevert, located in de Achterhoek, is also participating in this project.

Germany, NDM’s nutriënt recycling plant from manure

Associated Plant NDM‘s, managing director Doris Nienhaus developed in July 2014 a concept idea for a biogas-nutrient recycling plant running on regional manure (District of Borken). Together with different business associates, including 90 farmers, the project grew in 12 months to a model for modern agriculture. The designed plant complied with all legal requirements and environmental and safety standards of a modern industrial plant and separates the nutriënt in different end products. The plant should be operational in the summer of 2018.

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