Dutch grower supports plant electricity research project

Dutch nursery Rijnbeek and Son is supporting a research project developing technology to generate electricity from plants.

The containerised perennials grower is working with Plant-E, a company founded by researchers from the University of Wageningen.

The technology harnesses electricity produced by living plants through natural processes.

Rijnbeek is donating €59 to the company on every order of €3000 or more placed before 1 March 2013.

The customers placing the orders also receive an electric globe which turns from the electricity of one plant.

Rijnbeek director Arno Rijnbeek said: "In the future you could generate electricity from your garden, or from a nursery. It’s very environmentally friendly and it’s good for the industry."


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