Sytze van Stempvoort (VU)

Sytze van Stempvoort
Sytze van Stempvoort

PeelPioneers ‐ valorization of citrus peel waste

PeelPioneers has developed a bio‐refinery concept that turns citrus peel into valuable resources. In the Netherlands alone 250 of million kilos of citrus peel are wasted every year, PeelPioneers can turn this “waste” into: fragrances, fibre and food ingredients. These resources are the basis for circular products (soap, packaging and cleaning products). Innovative ideas in the bèta and technical domain.

Sytze van Stempvoort (M.Sc. student Science, Business and Innovation) founded PeelPioneers in 2016 and together with five other peel‐fanatics, they process a few hundred kilos of orange peel supplied from NS delivered by Van Gansewinkel on a daily basis during March and April in Prodock.

Our ambition is to become the ‘Schillenboer’ of the 21st century and no longer burn a wonderful resource!

Sytze van Stempvoort, Student, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam