The Wageningen company Plant-e has reached the final of the Green Challenge. It will be announced on 15 September which sustainable business will walk away with half a million euros.
For Plant-e owner Marjolein Helder, the competition is incredibly exciting. 'Imagine if we win that five hundred thousand, then we can contract two product developers. Then we can prepare the technology for application on a large scale much faster.' Now Helder and co-owner David Strik run their company by spending one day a week each on it, alongside their academic careers at the Environmental Technology department.
On 14 September, Plant-e's second birthday, the finalists will present their entries to the jury. The winner will be announced the next day.
Below is the film with which Plant-e drew the attention of the jury: