VanDrie Group partner in innovation program regarding manure
The VanDrie Group is part of a consortium called ‘Next Level Manure Valorization’ that consists of Agrifirm, Darling Ingredients International, De Heus, FrieslandCampina, ForFarmers and Wageningen University & Research. The aim of the consortium is to develop a sustainable chain that increases the economic value of manure.
The innovation program includes research into the development of new products, technology and the organisation of the chain. At the same time, obstacles, regulations and financing that could slow down innovation are being identified and defined. The knowledge gained will then actively be shared with parties that could play a leading role in upgrading the economic value of manure. Henny Swinkels (Director Corporate Affairs VanDrie Group) states that the consortium was formed at the right moment. “The Netherlands produces a lot of manure. This is still seen as major problem. With ‘Next Level Manure Valorization’, we want to develop a sustainable, transparent and reliable chain for manure. A chain that fits well into circular agriculture. This way, we hope to solve the problem and turn manure into a valuable resource.”