The Circular Kitchen

From worthless to valuable, and damn tasty


Okay, so we in FabCity just don’t waste food. In our mini city entrepreneurs use the residual waste and rubbish of the other entrepreneurs, turning something worthless into something valuable. Smart, cheap and sustainable – that is the circular economy. During the FUTURE FLUX FESTIVAL we will let you see, feel and taste what the kitchen of the future will look like.

BroodNodig – Worldwide, we throw away half of our food. Bread takes a steady the top 3 seat. BroodNodig tackles the bread waste problem with the BroodNodig010, a fermentation tool converting bread waste through fermentation into biogas. It takes only one loaf of bread to keep a gas ring burning at full power for one hour. 

Freggies – Very tasty, purely vegetable snacks, with residual food flow ingredients. And guess on what the Freggies are prepared in FabCity? That’s right: on a gas burner using fuel from … BroodNodig. That’s how the circular economy rolls.

RotterZwamRotterZwam grows oyster mushrooms in the residual coffee grounds and skins from coffee beans from your black coffee or latte macchiato with left-turning soya milk, selling them to restaurants and supermarkets in Rotterdam. And makes croquette balls with them.

GroenCollect – Collecting food waste from the catering industry and fruit importers and processing it into biogas. Or cultivating insects in it for protein production. GroenCollect collects organic waste in Rotterdam using electric, small-scale vehicles.

QMOD – Sustainable energy from potatoes, lemons or houseplants? Smart use of energy in FabCity is very important. During FUTURE FLUX FESTIVAL Qmod teaches kids, and their parents, about the origin of energy. And about solar panels and other new 21th century skills.

Curious about other forms of circular economy where you can sit on a decomposed mango? Then drop in on FabCity Rotterdam’s circular department store, or check the FabCity Internet of Things and DIY departments too.