Who they are:
BrouwBrood began with 4 students from the University of Amsterdam taking the course “Wetenschap in de Praktijk”. There the 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 from the brewers spent grain waste being disposed of. The students looked for a way to reduce this waste and found that rather than throw the grain away, bread can be made from it. After the end of the course Oedipus in Amsterdam-Noord had the same idea and in collaboration with Hartog’s Volkoren, a local baker, BrouwBrood was born. Together BrouwBrood is able turn beer waste into tasty bread in an economical and sustainable way.
Working together with TRG:
TheRockGroup works together with BrouwBrood and has a vested interest in the company. In the past we helped to develop the company further and continue to do so where possible today. Now our role with BrouwBrood is to give advice in the business’s sustainability. We help steer them in the transition to a sustainable economy.