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Give Nature a Chance!

Ecosystem Restoration with BESE-elements®

Bureau Waardenburg, ENEXIO Water Technologies & Rodenburg Biopolymers

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Lost ecosystems

A great loss of ecosystems like wetlands, mangroves and coral reefs has been experienced within the last decades. At the same time it is acknowledged that they deliver valuable ecosystem services, such as water purification and storage, carbon sequestration and coastal defense.

Solid 3D structure for habitat improvement: BESE-elements®

Restoration of such ecosystems requires artificial structures as starting point. In search of such structures for the recovery of mussel beds, ENEXIO Water Technologies, Bureau Waardenburg and Rodenburg Biopolymers partnered to find an environmentally friendly solution:
A biodegradable three-dimensional solid grid, the BESE-elements® (Biodegradable EcoSystem Engineering Elements) was developed.

Features/Advantages of BESE-elements®

Made of starch from potato waste the BESE-elements® degrade under environmental influences and do not need composting agents or specific temperatures.

  • Environmental-friendly and sustainable material
  • Side stream potato starch
  • Renewable raw materials
  • Carbon neutral, non-toxic product
  • Biodegradable and digestible

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DEVELOPERS

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Enexio water technologies

Competence

Ecology 96%
Environment 83%
Landscape 78%

POTENTIAL USE

If there any application you may think of and want to start a pilot with us?

Please call us at +31 345 512710

PROJECTS

Lost ecosystems

At first BESE-elements® present a temporary structure and protection for orga- nisms to start growing. After a certain time, sufficient adult organisms have grown and built up a structure on their own for younger ones to settle on. During this process the BESE-elements® break down and the organisms establish and enlarge their own structure.

Currently BESE-elements® are used to stimulate the recovery of natural mussel beds in the Wadden Sea. Further pilot projects include the growth of reed beds, coral reef restoration and water purification.

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