Peter Scheer

Peter Scheer

Speaker
Peter started his career in the Horti- & Agriculture industries. His interest and focus caused him to become an expert in vertical farming. Due to his expertise and enthusiasm he got managing opportunities in Nepal and Egypt. During the execution of those projects he based a lot of his decisions on the local environmental and social conditions. His international experiences in combination with global challenges triggered his entrepreneurial side. Peter aspires to use his expertise, knowledge and experiences to establish sustainable circular economies, with a special focus on developing areas. To reach his aspiration Peter founded SEMiLLA Sanitation Hubs in 2017. The start-up is focused on increasing the amount of fresh water and food in a circular way. The world population is growing, and sufficient amounts of food and water are needed. SEMiLLA Sanitation Hubs produces off-grid working modular containers including sanitation, wastewater treatment systems, and food production facilities. This innovation contributes to: the realization of the UN’s sixth Sustainable Development goal, the creation of circular economies, pollution reduction, creation of business opportunities, and improvement of the global food security. The containers provide clean and safe sanitation facilities, and the sanitation wastewater streams are on-spot converted into: drinkable & irrigation water, fertilizers, nutrients and compost. A food production unit can be add-on to the container to grow seeds on those outputs. These outputs generate new business opportunities for investors and (local) entrepreneurs. Due to its circular characteristics SEMiLLA often uses the slogan ; FROM WASTE TO TASTE to describe their products. Peter collaborates with Innofest and other organisations to spread awareness about the global water, sanitation and food challenges and the need for change. Additionally festivals and events provide the perfect opportunities to test the hubs, and analyse the business case in the festival industry. Currently, Peter puts all his efforts into reaching potential markets to increase his impact and to create a more sustainable world.
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