BrouwBrood began with 4 students from the University of Amsterdam who took the course Science in Practice. During the course, students were given a consultancy case for Brouwerij ’t IJ, a specialty beer maker, to see what could be done with ‘brewers spent grain’. The students found that 80% of the waste from the beer process is the brewers spent grain waste. The students looked for ways to reduce this waste. They found that instead of throwing away the grain it could be used to produce bread. After the course, beer brewery Oedipus in Amsterdam-North had the same idea. In collaboration with Hartog’s Volkoren, a local baker, BrouwBood was born. By collaborating, BrouwBrood is able to use beer waste and create tasty bread in an economical and sustainable way.
TheRockGroup works together with BrouwBrood and has a vested interest in the company. In the past we have helped in developing the company further and continue to do so where possible today. Our role now with BrouwBrood is to provide advice regarding the business’s sustainability and help steer them in the transition to a sustainable economy.
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