Fairm uses fermentation with a fungus to make building materials from local lignocellulosic biomass. This 'Fairm Foam' is a natural alternative for (foam) insulation in construction. Joost Vette, cofounder of Fairm, about participating Circular Factory in 2022: “The involved experts, organization and participants were a great mix of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm. The site visits are a great part of the program, as it helps you envision the circular company you want to achieve yourself. Our plans for a pilot plant are ready! We are now in the process of raising the necessary funds."
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