Students at universities of applied sciences (HBO) tackle the energy problem: how can we ensure that we use less energy and use what we have more efficiently? Some students devised their own innovative, sustainable solution, others assisted with a schools project and others developed a case study for one of the eight companies, which included Joulz, Friesland Campina, Heineken and Lasaulec.
All the ideas were submitted for the fifth GasTerra Transitie Jaarprijs (GTJP). They were then examined by the jury made up of Hans Alders, Marga Hoek, Han Brezet and Hugo Brouwer. Today they revealed who the ten nominees are. At the GTJP Event in Maarssen on 11 June 2013, the nominees are in with a chance of winning the first jury prize of € 50,000, the second jury prize of € 20,000, the third jury prize of € 10,000, the internet prize of € 10,000 for the idea that gets the most online votes, or the public prize of € 10,000 that is voted on by the audience at the event.
The ten nominees are (in alphabetical order)
Fontys University of Applied Sciences – Lifestyle professionals – Cecile Cremer and Anke Dekkers
The 'Waste-less' concept prevents food going off and therefore prevents food waste. A consumer scans purchased products with a handy app. The app then gives an alert if a product is near its 'use by' date.
Fontys University of Applied Sciences – Peppie – Steffie de Kort, Rinke Adema, Stephanie van Vliet and Elmay Claassen
Peppie a device that discourages energy waste in student residences.
The Hague University of Applied Sciences – Biocomposites – Perry van Adrichem, Arno Droogers, Tim van Paassen and Ricardo Struik
Production of composites from the waste from tomato cultivation (tomato plant stems). The composites can be used instead of plastic and aluminium and are bio-degradable.
The Hague University of Applied Sciences - Stirling project – Stefan Huijsman
The Stirling project uses a stirling motor during welding to recover energy and make the process more energy efficient.
The Hague University of Applied Sciences – UMCG hospital – Wesley Petersen and Ronald van der Schans
The idea involves erecting a second facade with solar panels for a wing of the Groningen University Medical Centre (UMCG). This will generate renewable energy and it will be constructed from recyclable materials.
Haagse hogeschool – UMCG – Patrick Piket The Hague University of Applied Sciences – UMCG – Patrick Piket
The idea involves creating a sustainable facade that will achieve a major reduction in energy consumption without losing sight of the patients' comfort.
Hanze University of Applied Sciences – Farmers in foqus – F. Putri, S. Sozugecer, S. Urfalioglu and E. Veldkamp
Farmers in Foqus is a sustainable network for livestock farmers
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences – Passive heat exchange – Guus Bruijns, Johannes Breevaart and Paul Koblens
Passive heat exchange involves heating the points on railway tracks using heat pipes.
Saxion University of Applied Sciences – Smart radiator upgrade – Erik Bozelie
The smart radiator upgrade makes more efficient use of gas. It is an affordable improvement to domestic heating that can be adapted for different homes.
Van Hall Larenstein Leeuwarden – Greening Oostermoer – Emma Rijpstra-Pranger, Eelke Rijpstra, Andries Faber and Maickel Burgers
A calculation model is used explore options to speed up the switch to sustainable energy in the Oostermore area.
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