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GoodSpheres Greenhouses

GoodSpheres Greenhouses is operating at the intersection of energy, water and food, realizing a sustainable solution for a global need.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Fairfax, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2013
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

GoodSpheres is an innovative greenhouse solution that provides fresh, vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables for remote & island communities and locations that are enduring malnutrition, localized crises or high food prices. The key for a successful development and launch of GoodSpheres is to achieve high crop yields with net-zero energy and water consumption in a ruggedized setup with proven technology that is affordable.


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    Paul Vosbeek

    Paul Vosbeek is a founding partner of Real NewEnergy. Since the founding and launch of Real NewEnergy in early 2010, Paul has been involved and responsible for the development of the whole spectrum of sustainability projects and technologies including hydrokinetic turbine technology, the development of an offshore wind test lab and numerous energy vision, management and efficiency programs including green data center design and engineering.

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    Joris Benninga

    Joris holds an MA degree in Economic Sciences and has ample experience in business strategy development and -implementation. He co-founded Real NewEnergy in 2010 and has over 20 years of experience in building and leading innovative sustainable energy companies and teams in the US, The Netherlands and Italy. From 2004 until 2008, Joris established and managed a 30 man team for the Italian activities for Ecofys and Ecostream.

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    Bas Speetjens

    Bas Speetjens is a researcher at Wageningen UR greenhouse horticulture who specializes in climate control within greenhouses, specifically as it relates to the outside climate of the specific greenhouse location. His climate modeling skills have helped his teams design effective greenhouse solutions for diverse climates including Taiwan and Algeria. Bas holds a PhD in Greenhouse Control & a Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering from WUR.

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    Meiny Prins

    Meiny Prins joined Priva in 2003 and in March 2009, Meiny was proclaimed winner of the Prix Veuve Clicquot 2009, and thus became Business Woman of the Year 2009. In November 2009, Meiny together with Priva won the first Cleantech Star of the World Wildlife Fund. Meiny devotes herself to promoting business sustainability and the international development of greenhouse horticulture.

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    Jan Westra

    Jan Westra is a business innovator at Priva. His passion for sustainability has led to the development of a diverse skillset ranging from greenhouse controls such as HVAC and sensors to business development. Jan has a PhD from Delft University in the Netherlands.