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Green Circle
Sustainable French Fries Chain

Goal

The Green Circles Sustainable French Fries Chain is a partnership between Farm Frites, 
the province of South Holland, Wageningen University & Research and HAS University of Applied Sciences.
The partners are committed to the shared dream of a climate-neutral Farm Frites factory and a climate-neutral French fries chain. The partners work in an open and equal manner on:

  • the reduction of greenhouse gases
  • the use of renewable energy
  • the promotion of biodiversity
  • clean water and a healthy soil
  • sustainable mobility and logistics

Started

March 2019

Partners

Logo Farm Frites
Logo Province of South Holland
Logo Wageningen University &  Research
Logo HAS University of Applied Sciences

Themes

STIMULATING SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND REDUCING GREENHOUSE GASES

Emissions from the Farm Frites plant come from the consumption of natural gas and electricity. The partners are therefore focusing on a combination of sustainable energy sources, such as geothermal energy, wind, sun and biomass. The aim is to reduce the carbon footprint in line with the Paris Accord and the Climate Act.

Driver: Rutger de Kort

 

WORKING TOWARDS HEALTHY SOIL

The fertility and organic matter content of soil is declining. The soil is becoming less and less able to withstand increasing climatic peaks, such as heavy rains or drought. The partners are therefore working together to create a fertile, resilient soil with sufficient insects and field and meadow birds. This increases the soil’s capacity for water and organic carbon storage. The partners are also examining the way in which the soil contributes to developing biomass and soil energy. In connection with this, they are investigating new revenue models and a balanced risk and income distribution across the production chain.

Driver: Hens Gunneman

 

IMPROVING THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT AND STRENGTHENING BIODIVERSITY

The Green Circles Sustainable French Fries Chain is working towards achieving a good balance between agriculture, nature and the landscape. This will make the agricultural landscape more attractive, cleaner and more biodiverse.

Driver: Rutger de Kort

Contact

Rutger de Kort

Sustainability Manager Farm Frites International B.V.

Feiko van Dok

Province of South Holland
fd.van.dok@pzh.nl