Henry Kozorezov of Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences has won the annual Cleantech Battle with his project ‘AEMS´, a concrete solution to the nitrogen issue. By separating cattle faeces, less ammonia, and therefore nitrogen, is released. On top of the title, Henry will take home a sum of €1500. ‘I am really happy! I want to help farmers through my project by making them part of the solution, rather than the problem!’
On 16 June, six student teams from the eastern Netherlands pitched their innovative ideas in the field of sustainability and clean technology. The Cleantech Battle 2022 is an initiative organised by Platform Techniek Stedendriehoek and co-sponsored by Cleantech Regio and the Municipality of Deventer.
Jury chair Eveline Buter on the winning project: ‘As jury members, we looked at the innovative content and impact of each project. The ‘AEMS’ project offers a solution to a fundamental problem. This is achieved with a relatively simple solution that is easy to implement. Furthermore, it is highly scalable. A deserved winner!’
The Cleantech Battle took place this year during ‘Het Grootste Kennisfestival van Deventer’. The presentation was held by Arko van Brakel (general manager of Cleantech Regio) and Annemarie Moezelaar-Vels (director of DJM Bedrijfsdiensten). The jury consisted of Eveline Buter (director of Witteveen+Bos), Jaap Fluit (director of Bredenoord), Thomas Walder (council member of Municipality of Deventer) and Gert-Jan Wolters (director Wolters BV).
Initiator of the Cleantech Battle Martin Snijder ‘The diversity and creativity of the finalists blew us away this year once again! A deserving winner with a solution to a current problem!’ The Cleantech Battle 2022 is organised by Platform Techniek Stedendriehoek and co-sponsored by Cleantech Regio and the Municipality of Deventer. The prize money is provided by Deventer Kring Werkgevers, Bouw Sociëteit, Ideo Netwerkvereniging installation companies and MKB Deventer.