Richard Kootstra


BioBTX lands investment for sustainable factory ambitions

Thanks to a joint investment from the Economic Board Groningen and others, BioTX is able to take a giant leap forward in their ambition to create a factory producing widely used chemicals on a large scale, in a completely sustainable and circular way. Three existing shareholders and two new ones decided to finance the amount necessary. Carduso Capital, Lynnovation and Vries Beheer followed up on earlier investments, the GROEIfonds of the Economic Board Groningen and the NOM decided to co-finance.


CFK Recycling from Germany wins Sustainable Industry Challenge 2020

A few months back, the Economic Board Groningen (EBG) launched an international search to come up with new and innovative ways to make the chemical industry in the Northern Netherlands more sustainable. More than 200 international scale-ups answered the call and this week, the German company CFK Recycling was declared the winner of the Sustainable Industry Challenge, winning €100,000 to set up a pilot project.


Witec wins Groninger Entrepreneur Award

During the grand finale in MartiniPlaza last Wednesday, Stadskanaal based company Witec won the Groninger Entrepreneur Award 2019. The judges praised the craftsmanship and precision of the company, which develops and produces for a very diverse array of sectors worldwide. The other two nominees were 365Werk and Heiploeg B.V.