Something special is going on in Eerbeek: The paper industry is a source of excessive energy, but this remains largely unused. So far, only Coldenhove swimming pool is heated and a pilot project will supply houses with locally sourced gas.
A quick win can be achieved by tax-exempting water purification. This will make the paper industry more efficient and creates space for new forms of production in the neighborhood. Open plots in the forest become a unique testing ground for aquaponic cultivation.
Visitors can enjoy a beautiful entrance to the sustainable leisure park Coldenhove, along showcase aquaculture projects, in new electric transportation en route to one of many swimming pools heated by residual heat.