Bakkersgrondstof is led by three passionate bakers who collect excess bread from bakeries and reprocess them into tasty bread flour. Their aim is closing the loop on the 130,000 loaves of bread that are left on the shelf at Dutch bakeries every day. Sebastiaan Hetterschijt, is the Circular Value Chain manager at Bakkersgrondstof. Sebastiaan about participating Circular Factory in 2022: "Participating Circular Factory gave us al to of inspiration and energy. Our demo plant is realised, we are selling our product and are searching for funding to grow. A must have program for serious circular startups, from SME to international orientated startup."
The second edition of Circular Factory has started with six new startups that want to be prepared for building a demo factory. All six startups have real potential to provide circular alternatives on industrial scale and this is desperately needed. The coming nine months the Circular Factory programme guides the six startups through the challenging scaling phase from pilot to demo plant.Read more
That is the amount the startups Bakkersgrondstof, Biophilica, BlueBlocks, Fairm, Magie Creations and Nature's Principles need to make a serious scale step. The young companies are participants in the Circular Factory programme, set up by Tekkoo, BlueCity and partners such as Invest NL and Renewi. The program supports startups that want to build a factory for their circular or biobased products. In this way, Circular Factory wants to contribute to the realization of twenty circular factories in the coming years.Read more