The Bierfabriek would like to further explore circular processes to increase their circularity. Therefore, we are looking for solutions that tackle the whole value chain. Example solutions include:
Biogas as a substitute:
solutions to source biogas as a substitute for natural gas used in the brewing process.
Waste streams for reuse:
solutions which allow input ingredients to be sourced locally and from existing waste streams (eg. fruit peels), as well as new used for the Bierfabriek’s spent grain.
Waste to heat:
such as solutions that capture waste from the brewery and produce heat for the restaurant.
solutions that reduce the waste produced by packaging. Example solutions can introduce returnable bottles in the craft environment or make other improvements on sustainable packaging.
What's in it for you
Pilot contract to test your solution in Rotterdam
Access to the city’s network of relevant partners; PlantONE, Municipal Water Treatment facilities, Port of Rotterdam, Waste processors, chemical industry.
Access to Rotterdam Unlocked; an online ecosystem event to stimulate collaborations within the city of Rotterdam
Your solution should
Have a working prototype or product ready for piloting
Be willing to work with the Bierfabriek on the implementation of your solution and thus occasionally be on site.
The deadline for applications is August 17th.
Announcement of selected startups
We announce the selected startups at the beginning of September
Unlocked virtual event
Selected startups will be invited for one-on-one online business meetings taking place online during Unlocked from September 22-23.
The most relevant startup(s) will enter into the pilot phase from October onwards