19 Februar 2015

Green Deal: Gelderland focuses on natural fiber cultivation

The GDN provides four pilots focused on production of forage for dairy cows, textiles, building materials, composites

ARNHEM, February 4, 2015 – The Green Deal Natural Fibres is a fact. With the signature of Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs under intent C-177 has the years of lobbying for scaling up of natural fiber cultivation in the Netherlands reached a historic milestone. This green deal is more than two years preceded preparation. The first initiatives in the Netherlands with applications especially hemp date from 1993.

During the ceremonial signing of the green deal on Industrial Park Kleefsewaard Arnhem was a spokesman for the department announced that the signature on behalf of the government of the ink is dry. The first Member State within the European Union, the Netherlands is facilitating companies to boost manufacturing industry that provides regional in its raw material through targeted arable excessive production of hemp and flax. Monday, February 23, Minister Kamp a working visit to Industrial Park Kleefsewaard (IPKW).

Heavyweights

On the Green Deal Natural Fibres (GDN) now take part nineteen parties. Recently came forward four new participants. Prior to the formal entry and processing of the letter of intent they have already signed ceremonial. Among the newcomers two heavyweights: the Province of Gelderland and Greentech Innovation Alliances.

The GDN is a term of three years and provides four pilots who are focused on the production of forage for dairy cows, textiles, building materials and composites. These projects should demonstrate the feasibility of profitable natural fiber crop which is tailored to the demand for raw materials from hemp and flax.

Soon you will find here the presentations of Ir. Ing Herman de Boon, dr. Henk van Latesteijn, deputy Annemieke Slow and Ir. Pieter Verberne.

Source: Pantanova, press release, 2015-02-04.

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