On June 28 2017, five parties, among whom Bavaria, Mars, Ennatuurlijk and FrieslandCampina Veghel, signed an agreement in the Provinciehuis ‘s-Hertogenbosch for a research project to find geothermal heat in East-Brabant.
This autumn seismological research will start in Veghel, Someren, Helmond and Deurne to investigate the possibilities. With geothermal energy, warm water is pumped up from deep layers of the earth and back into it. In a pumping station, heat is transferred via a pipeline towards the factory. There it substitutes existing systems that are powered by steam. If geothermal heat can be available for Veghel, the milk factory Veghel will need less fuel to gain steam.
Also check the article in the Brabants Dagblad (Dutch paper).