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What is the goal of the project?

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’.

What is the result of the project?

Together BrouwBrood is able turn beer waste into tasty bread in an economical and sustainable way.

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.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

Oedipus, Hartog’s Volkoren, and TheRockGroup.

What is the next step?

Continue to produce the bread, and help the transition to a sustainable economy.

What can other cities learn from your project?

Solutions to circular problems can be simple, and 'waste' can be a resource.