(SeeNews) - Mar 18, 2014 - Dutch green energy trading platform Vandebron.nl has attracted EUR 1.9 million (USD 2.6m) from several funds and private investors, including former CFOs of Swedish utility Vattenfall and Dutch chemicals group AkzoNobel, De Tij daily reported Tuesday.
Rard Rijcken from Vattenfall and Huib Wurfbain from AkzoNobel will finance the project together with Robert Jan van Ogtrop, former CEO of wine and spirits distributors Bols, Dorus van Zutphen, founder of Pepperminds, and a number of green funds.
The new platform challenges traditional energy giants such as Nuon, Essent and Eneco by opening the market for smaller sustainable energy providers, the company’s co-founder Aart van Veller said.
The platform will make it possible for everyone to directly purchase energy from a producers such as farmers with wind turbines, solar panels or a biogas plants.
Vandebron.nl official launch will take place on April 2.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.391)