Our Dutch partner Delphy presents the sustainable storage barn ‘Bewaarschuur van de toekomst’ from arable farmer Tonnie van Peperstraten, built by manufacturer Altez – arable constructions.
The sustainable storage barn of Tonnie van Peperstraten is a new type of storage barn, in which agricultural produce is stored such as potatoes, onions and carrots. It makes optimal use of solar panels, the building is isolated in an innovative way and rainfall is stored and used in the climate management of the storage barn. Hydrogen energy is generated and used in climate management as well. The energy deficit is transported to a local gas station, which fuels local public transport buses.
Tonnie van Peperstraten is an arable farmer from Zeeland, the Netherlands, who took initiative for this innovative storage barn. Together with arable constructions firm Altez from Belgium, they developed this system and implemented it on his farm.
For the Altez group, this was the first storage barn which tries to fully rely on renewable energy instead of fossil fuels to properly store agricultural produce. Although the concept is new, several sub-parts of the storage barn are not new, such as the use of solar panels, catchment of rainfall or generation of hydrogen energy. In this project, all these elements come together. Tonnie van Peperstraten is a large arable farmer and Altez group is a large construction company active in Belgium and several parts of the Netherlands.
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