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In the middle of the island Goeree-Overflakkee in Zuid-Holland, the Van Peperstraten Group is developing a unique total concept concerning sustainable energy. Greenpoint Holland Zeeland is a revolutionary initiative that brings agriculture, technology and innovation together to produce energy with natural resources without producing damaging waste.

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  • A REVOLUTIONARY AND100% SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVE

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  • Van Peperstraten Group has existed as a family business

    for five generations on Goeree-Overflakkee. The farm

    grew into a large producer under the leadership of

    grandfather Tone Peperstraten. Once farmers wanted to

    parcel out their plots sometimes spread out over several

    polders and wanted to work towards scaling-up their

    plots, his son Kees van Peperstraten noticed a need for a

    new market. He decided to enter the world of property

    mediation. As a farmer he didnt only know the market, but

    he, as no other, knew the need for personal and discreet

    mediation in the purchase and sale of complete farms,

    land, plots and when leasing.

    Meanwhile, Tonnie van Peperstraten is continuing his

    father Kees work. In a new era in which nature and

    landscape play an important role. Initially the early

    parcelling out of the land was at the expense of existing

    nature on the island, but now new spectacular nature

    areas are emerging on the island. In the polders new trees

    are being planted and old creeks are getting more space.

    The growing awareness of sustainable solutions also fits

    within this perspective.

    Tonnie looks at his family business, the Van Peperstraten

    Group, with a new vision and brings all work areas

    together logically and effectively. His farm, covering 300

    acres and where for example onions, potatoes, sugar beet,

    wheat and tulips are grown, has been made completely

    CO2-neutral thanks to state-of-the-art technology and

    he is also launching a sustainable gas station which uses

    alternative fuels: Greenpoint Holland-Zeeland.

    By looking further than his own discipline, Van

    Peperstraten connects his private initiative with citizens,

    governments, the European Union, the industry and

    business sector and science.

    A unique project, never seen before in the world.

    A UNIQUE PROJECT,NEVER SEEN BEFORE IN THE WORLD

  • Rotterdam

    The Hague

    Zeeland

    N59

    A29

    BrouwersdamBrouwersdamBrouwersdamBrouwersdamBrouwersdamBrouwersdamBrouwersdam

    Oude-TongeOude-TongeOude-TongeOude-TongeOude-Tonge

    N215 South - HollandSouth - HollandSouth - Holland

    Focal pointGreenpoint Holland-Zeelands location, at the foot of

    the Grevelingendam, is no coincidence. The local and

    provincial authorities are investigating the possibility of

    a tidal power station on the Brouwersdam. This initiative,

    together with the arrival of 200 megawatts of wind

    power, is an important step towards the national target to

    generate twenty percent of all energy in sustainable ways

    by 2020. The energy from this power station, the windmills

    and the Greenpoint is helping Goeree-Overflakkee in its

    efforts to be completely energy neutral by 2020.

    The tidal power station and Greenpoint Holland-Zeeland

    can help make the area around the Grevelingendam and the

    Brouwersdam the focal point of a new Delta export product.

    An important step towards the national target is

    TO GENERATE 20% OF ALL ENERGY IN SUSTAINABLE WAYS BY 2020.

    BUT WE GO FOR 100%

    A UNIQUE PROJECT,NEVER SEEN BEFORE IN THE WORLD

    Greenpoint Holland-ZeelandIn the middle of the island Goeree-Overflakkee in

    Zuid-Holland, the Van Peperstraten Group is developing

    a unique total concept concerning sustainable energy.

    Greenpoint Holland Zeeland is a revolutionary initiative

    that brings agriculture, technology and innovation

    together to produce energy with natural resources

    without producing damaging waste.

  • RAINWATERA CLEAN, HONEST AND INEXHAUSTIBLE SOURCE TO:

    spray crops using fewer pesticides

    cool or heat storages without fossil fuels

    clean motor vehicles and agricultural vehicles in

    the carwash without wasting tap water

    produce hydrogen to power hydrogen

    driven vehicles

    The storage of agricultural products such as potatoes,

    onions, wheat and carrots uses a lot of energy. It is still

    customary to cool or heat storages with fossil fuels.

    Even though the facilities themselves offer very different

    solutions. For example, the roof of the sheds is ideal for

    installing solar panels and for catching rainwater.

    Also the rinsing water (rainwater and wastewater) that

    ends up on the surrounding yard is easy to store in cellars

    under the shed. Even the water that is formed through a

    process of dehumidification of the stored products flows

    into the storage cellar. Previously all this water would

    disappear into the ditches, unused.

    STORAGE SHED FOR THE FUTURE

  • CO2-NEUTRAL IN ALL RESPECTSAll the water that is collected is a source of opportunities. After purification, it is useful for

    the production of hydrogen. It is also suitable to irrigate the crops, a much less expensive

    and a more environmentally friendly alternative to tap water, for this clean water saves at

    least fifteen percent on costs for pesticides.

    The purified water is suitable for the carwash and wash-boxes at Green Point. The collect-

    ed water is also useful to heat or cool the storages using a heat pump. This pump and all

    the needed equipment operate on the energy that is generated by the solar panels.

    OPTIMAL USE OF SOLAR PANELS AND THE INTELLIGENT COLLECTING OF RAINWATER BREAKS THE CHAIN OF POLLUTION AND DEPENDENCE ON COSTLY FOSSIL FUELS SUCH AS DIESEL AND NATURAL GAS.

    STORAGE SHED FOR THE FUTURE

  • Greenpoint Holland-Zeeland is going to get a sustainable

    petrol station with alternative fuels: BP station

    Oude-Tonge. Besides offering the regular fuels*, the petrol

    station will also offer two types of natural gas: a version

    that retains its original gas form (CNG) and a version that

    through extreme cooling takes on a liquid form (LNG).

    The Greenpoint will itself transform LNG into CNG.

    Furthermore, there will be two charging stations for

    hybrid and electric cars, boats, scooters, segways and

    bicycles. Through electrolysis, the petrol station will

    produce hydrogen as a fuel for passenger cars, buses,

    tractors and trucks. In the near future, the hydrogen

    will also be used for the storage of solar energy and

    wind energy in hydrogen.

    GREENPOINT HOLLAND-ZEELAND

    The Van Peperstraten Groups farm collects more water

    and produces more energy than it needs. This excess

    energy and purified water gets sent directly to

    Greenpoint Holland-Zeeland by pipes and cables.

    Therefore, all electrical equipment runs on solar energy.

    The charging stations for electrical cars work thanks to

    the solar panels attached on to the petrol station and

    the storage buildings. The same applies to the shop,

    restaurant, meeting room and the hotel. Moreover, the

    carwash drains water from six jet wash-boxes filled with

    purified rainwater.

    GREENPOINTholland-zeeland

  • CNG Compressed Natural Gas natural gas compressed

    under high pressure and keeps its original gas form.

    LNG Liquefied Natural Gas in liquid form, natural gas takes

    up six hundred times less space, which makes it easier to

    store and transport.

    Bio-LNG is created by the fermentation of organic material.

    The Van Peperstraten Group is momentarily exploring

    the possibilities of using waste products for this

    fermentation process. This would be the last step

    for completing the circle between the farm and

    Greenpoint Holland-Zeeland.

    * There will be no LPG-pump

    NATURAL GASNatural gas is the cleanest of all fossil fuels.

    There is even a biological variant.

    THE FARM COLLECTS MORE WATER AND PRODUCES MORE ENERGY THAN IT NEEDS.

  • Electricity splits water molecules, making pure hydrogen

    and oxygen. This process is so simple that you could make

    hydrogen with water and electricity wherever you are.

    It seems contradictory: using electricity to release the

    electricity stored in hydrogen. Because solar energy is

    free, the energy loss of fifty percent is no problem.

    ELECTROLYSIS OF WATER

    Together with governments, the industry and

    scientists, the Van Peperstraten Group is researching

    the feasibility of hydrogen production with alternative

    energy. Through electrolysis, water can be separated

    into hydrogen and oxygen (see below). Hydrogen is

    suitable to generate electricity in a fuel cell to drive

    electrical motors.

    Another possibility is the use in an internal combustion

    engine, in which hydrogen is injected into the cylinders,

    and thereby powers the motor (the same as with natural

    gas or LPG). In both cases, the hydrogen comes in

    contact with oxygen, because of that a reaction takes

    place: hydrogen is converted into energy and water

    pure products that dont damage the environment.

    HYDROGEN PRODUCTION

  • HYDROGEN CAN...

    At the moment there are hardly any vehicles that run

    on hydrogen. Although manufacturers are developing

    prototypes, consumers cannot fuel sustainable hydro-

    gen anywhere in the Netherlands. To break this deadlock,

    Greenpoint Holland-Zeeland is getting an electrolysis

    system that produces sustainable hydrogen. The Van

    Peperstr