OCTA Innovation Issue 7 / 2017 –  Bonaire

OCTA Innovation Issue 7 / 2017 – Bonaire

The European Commission has signed a pilot project for Bonaire.

Dianne Boelmans, our Innovation Manager, who is an advisor wthin the government of Bonaire, has played a major role in bringing the pilot project to fruition, as well as mobilising all stakeholders behind innovation and steering other activities of OCTA Innovation on the island.

The pilot project is a collaboration between Bonaire and Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR), a leading institution in this field. It will assist the implementation of bio-technology for stand-alone production of algal products, consequently increasing food production, generating income and jobs and diversifying the economy.
Vendredi 17 février dernier, le BRUZZ consacré à Saint-Barthélemy lors de l’évènement Saint-Barth Smart Island a permis de bien présenter ce Pays et Territoire d’Outremer (PTOM) des Caraïbes et ses enjeux actuels au public de Bruxelles. Le succès de ce BRUZZ a ainsi mis l’accent sur le caractère unique de cette île et aussi de renforcer les liens entre les PTOM et l’Union Européenne, comme en témoigne la participation exceptionnelle des fonctionnaires européens.

 

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Micro-algae – economic diversification for Bonaire

Micro-algae – economic diversification for Bonaire

 

Bonaire has initiated a project that intends to increase the level of food production and economic diversification through establishing a sustainable production chain in the field of micro-algae.

The project is a collaboration between Bonaire and the Nerherlands’ Wageningen University and its research centre. A specific objective is the development of an advanced technology for stand-alone production of algae products. Success of the project will lead to the construction of an algae production plant (Bonaire AlgaePARC), creating new jobs and establishing a new economic sector for the island while making use of resources available.

Embarking on algae production will generate jobs and income and help Bonaire become less dependent on tourism. Bonaire will act as regional center of excellence for this production as the other Caribbean OCTs that have the same climatological conditions as Bonaire.

 

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Bonaire AlgaePARC – sustainable microalgae

Bonaire AlgaePARC – sustainable microalgae

AlgaePARC sustainable microalgae project will be executed on Bonaire in cooperation with The University of Wageningen. This innovative project will create jobs, transfer knowledge to Bonaire island, contribute to sustainable economic development and also will lead to a better environment.

The project intends to increase the level of food production and economic diversification in Bonaire through the sustainable production of microalgae. The proposed action is a collaboration between the applicant and Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR), a leading institution in this field. A specific objective is the development of an advanced technology for stand-alone production of algal products, Bonaire AlgaePARC, embarking on algae production to generate jobs and income and help Bonaire become less dependent on tourism.

The plan for the production facility is to by use of seawater, CO2, and nutrients, and produce aquafeed, food, chemicals, biokerosine.

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48 plants de patates douces cultivés sous serre (2/2)

Il y a 15 jours, à l’université, nous avions suivi la mise en pot de plants de patates douces  importés de Fidji. Objectif : lancer une filière de production de patates douces exempts de maladies.

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New Caledonia agriculture Bianca Peters Menno Van Der Velde Jamaal Anderson Fiona Curie Lizette O. George Roy Hooker Carole Manry Dianne Boelmans Olivier Gaston Alexa-Cooper-Grant Michael Betts Bran Quinquis Niall O'Keeffe Pascal Peuchot