LIVING ENERGY

The energy crisis symbolizes a need for urgent replacement systems.
We create a world where plants become part of our energy system.
A cross-pollination of nature, science & design.

WHAT WE DO

LIVING LIGHT

LIVING LIGHT

We are developing a lamp which harvests its energy through the photosynthetic process of the plant. We will start off with a small production in 2018.

LIVING PARK

LIVING PARK

Can a city park's lighting be powered by plants? Yes, we are working on it. The park will have a magical interactive experience factor similar to the Living Light, with lights turning on as you walk through it.

LIVING INSPIRATION

LIVING INSPIRATION

We provide talks and expositions to show and inspire about the power of nature. Highlight the importance of the cross pollination between design, science and technology to shape the city of tomorrow.

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LIVING LIGHT

We are working on the first atmospheric lamp powered by the photosynthesis of the plant.

We are working on the first atmospheric lamp powered by the photosynthesis of the plant.

We are working on the first atmospheric lamp powered by the photosynthesis of the plant.

TOUCH

Softly stroking the leafs transforms this ordinary plant into a Living Light. The better you take care of the plant, the more energy you will receive back.

FIRST PRODUCTION

We almost start our first production! Soon we share more info about our delivery schedule.

We almost start our first production! Soon we share more info about our delivery schedule.

We almost start our first production! Soon we share more info about our delivery schedule.

PRICE

From hand-blown glass to 3D printing, every Living Light is a highly crafted object. We will start with a limited edition of 50 living lights, for which the price will be
€1500,- excl. VAT.

FAQ

Can I replace the plant? How long will it produce light? More Frequently asked questions, we place soon on the website or share in our newsletter.

Can I replace the plant? How long will it produce light? More Frequently asked questions, we place soon on the website or share in our newsletter.

Can I replace the plant? How long will it produce light? More Frequently asked questions, we place soon on the website or share in our newsletter.

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TECHNOLOGY

In a plant microbial fuel cell, solar energy is converted to electricity in a natural way. Plants use sunlight to photosynthesize, thus producing organic compounds. A part of these compounds is passively released via the roots into the soil. Naturally occurring bacteria break down the organic matter and release electrons and protons. The plant microbial fuel cell consists of an anode compartment that captures the electrons. The electrons are transferred via a wire to the cathode. The flow of electrons from anode to cathode  can be used as electricity. The system is applicable to all sorts of plants that live in wet ground.

A technology developed by Plant-e, which is based on natural processes and is safe for both the plant and the environment.

MEET THE TEAM

ERMI VAN OERS

ERMI VAN OERS

Founder & Designer

"We should keep dreaming and visualise our dreams to inspire others, to come closer to a more sustainable energy system."

Eva van der Velde

Eva van der Velde

Product Developer

"Imagine thoughts become things. I love the challenge of materializing ideas and share that with the world."

Marco van Noord

Marco van Noord

Electronic Developer

"Technical challenges, in other words, nerd-stuff is what I like. I love to search for the borders of what's possible to make the Living Light as energy efficient as possible."

Nick de Ronde

Nick de Ronde

Interaction- and Software developer

"The Living Light contains a very complex technology, I like to explore how to make it simple and understandable for everybody."

Karlijn Arts

Karlijn Arts

All-rounder

“I want to make sure that people realise that nature is already supplying us with everything we need, we just have to tap into its power with care.”

Ruben Kok

Ruben Kok

Intern - product developer

“Selecting the right materials, production and assembly of the Living Light is like solving a complex puzzle with multiple solutions, and I’d like to make sure we find the best.”

Frank Fondse

Frank Fondse

Business & Finance

"I am inspired by a fair future for people and planet. My part is helping valuable ideas realizing a valuable business."

Plant-e

Plant-e

PMFC inventors and developers

“What is more beautiful than getting electricity from living plants? Your environment is able to generate electricity while you are still able to enjoy nature.”
- Marjolein Helder, CEO Plant-e

Plant-e & Living Energy
WHERE SCIENCE MEETS DESIGN

Product designer Ermi van Oers and Plant-e started to collaborate in 2016. With a target to implement Plant Microbial Fuel Cell technology in our day-to-day lives.

“We are on a joint mission to fuse nature, technology and design. We believe that the cross-polluniation of science and design point towards the city of tomorrow.”

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