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Nutreco partners with Odyssey Hackathon 2019

Amersfoort, January 8, 2019 – Nutreco has today announced it is a partner in next year’s Odyssey (formerly DutchChain) Hackathon, the largest blockchain hackathon in the world. The event, based in the Netherlands, gathers together hundreds of coders, developers and creative thinkers to solve societal challenges put forward by potential customers.
 
The 2018 hackathon saw the development of 63 prototypes, including one solving a €33 billion medicine fraud and another building a legal cannabis chain together with the Dutch National Police. 

As a partner to next year’s event, Nutreco has devised a societal challenge to be solved and is inviting potential hackathon attendees to register to be part of this particular ‘track’. Our challenge aims to build the next-level infrastructure for an open, sustainable and fair global food market. This builds on the Nutreco mission of Feeding the Future, which sees us contribute to producing sufficient nutritious high-quality feed for a growing population in a sustainable way. 

“We can fulfill our mission but we cannot do this alone,” explains Nutreco CEO Rob Koremans. “As Nutreco, we constantly look for the best ideas from the brightest minds to work with us on this journey. As a partner to Odyssey, we want to support a global ecosystem that connects us to breakthrough technology. The solutions that come out of next year’s four-day event can really have an impact on the way our industry tackles key issues.”

Nutreco wants to work on its track with individuals and organizations that are keen to re-write the rules, have cutting-edge ambition, think outside the box and believe in finding new ways to solve the planet’s food problems. Find more information or sign up the track here. Join our community here.

Nutreco becomes global partner of fodjan

fodjan, a developer of digital solutions for more efficient feeding management in livestock farming, has today announced it’s secured a partnership with Nutreco. According to fodjan’s CEO Carsten Gieseler, farmers, advisors and the related industry will benefit as a result of the partnership. "This offers us a great opportunity to move towards a feeding platform that will be well connected, smart and easy to use,” he said. “Users will have the chance to upgrade their feeding performance thanks to a more efficient, transparent and data-driven feeding management system."

Nutreco first came across fodjan as part of its Feed Tech Challenge, in which startups compete to win a proof-of-concept trial in one of Nutreco’s facilities. "Ever since fodjan participated in the Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge, we have been impressed with their ability to deliver nutritional insight to farmers effectively," said CEO Rob Koremans. “We believe partnering with fodjan fits very well with our ambition to become an on-farm solutions provider and are looking forward to working with the team to deploy their solution in the various international markets in which we are active."

fodjan also announced a global partnership today with Schaumann, a feeding specialist.

Nutreco named finalist in UK’s most prestigious sustainability award

After a record-breaking year of entries, the judges have convened, and edie has unveiled the finalists for its Sustainability Leaders Awards 2019. We are proud to report that Nutreco has been named one of ten finalists in three categories: Sustainability Reporting & Communications, Sustainability Leader of the Year (Nutreco Sustainability Director Jose Villalon) and Environmental Product Innovation of the Year.

This is the second consecutive year that Nutreco has been nominated a finalist in Sustainability Reporting. In 2018 Nutreco competed against the likes of Heineken, Virgin Media and food retailer Co-op amongst others. This year’s formidable competition are Unilever, Veolia and others. The winner in each category will be announced at a black-tie awards dinner and ceremony on February 6 2019 at the Park Plaza London Westminster.

What are the Sustainable Leaders Awards? Now in their 12th year, the Sustainable Leaders Awards are the UK’s largest and most prestigious sustainability awards and recognise excellence across the spectrum of green business; from the best efficiency programmes through to product innovations, from stakeholder engagement and social sustainability initiatives to the people on the ground who are making change happen. They celebrate the people, projects and pioneering organisations who are together transforming business, for good.

What is edie? Edie provides energy, sustainability and resource efficiency professionals with the practical information, insight and intelligence they need to make their businesses more sustainable.

For more information on the Sustainability Leaders Awards 2019 visit the website https://event.edie.net/awards

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