Loekie is a PhD-candidate at the Wageningen University and Research, at the Farming Systems Ecology group (FSE) and Animal Production Systems group (APS). His research focusses on the transition towards regenerative agriculture. Loekie was born in the Netherlands, where he graduated from the University of Applied Sciences with a BSc-degree in Mechanical Engineering. The focus of his BSc-thesis was the design of circular large-scale productions systems to produce housefly larvae for feed. His MSc-degree was obtained from the Wageningen University and Research in Biosystems Engineering where he continued studying edible insects. His first thesis focused on the assessment of the thermal environment of mealworm kept in a large-scale production system. This study was in collaboration with Proti-Farm a large scale producer of edible insects. A second thesis focused on greenhouse gas emissions produced by growing mealworms assessed by flow-through respirometry. This study was conducted within the inVALUABLE project, in collaboration with the Danish Technological Institute.
Since 2018 Loekie is working on his PhD within TiFN’s (Top institute for Food and Nutrition) Regenerative Farming project. This project aims to bring scientists, sector organizations farmers and food chain companies together to identify the characteristics of regenerative agriculture and work towards its implementation by 2050.
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