A Name, A Story

  • 40 Years Ago, There Was An Architect In Sweden...

    The Story Of BBBLS

    The Swedish architect recognized the huge insulation potential of soap bubbles: air which does not move trapped in pockets. He tried to implement this idea to insulate windows and although he had some challenges, it worked remarkably well. Oddly enough, not much is known about the further implementation of soap bubble insulation in architecture. In the years after several companies in Europe, Canada and the United States tried to pilot this idea within horticulture, but they never succeeded in getting the concept to work on an industrial level.
    Fast forward four decades to 2012 and the founders of BBBLS (pronounced: "bubbles") find out about these interesting soap bubbles characteristics, the Swedish architecture experiment and the first horticulture pilot projects. Because of their strong technical expertise, they quickly discovered why these first pilot projects had failed: the technology needed some thorough engineering; not only regarding soap bubble generation, but also on climate control and construction.
    Following the design of a new soap bubble generator, they began to work on both improving greenhouse construction and the climate control system. From 2013 and onwards BBBLS pilot projects started to take form in Poland and Norway with support from universities, industrial partners and the EU. Slowly, the concept of an entirely reinvented Energy Saving Greenhouse was born! After many, many years of testing and prototypes, the first commercial BBBLS greenhouse was delivered to our launching customer Reklima in 2018.

    We Are On A Mission

    "Within five years, 25% of all new greenhouses in North-West Europe will be net-zero thanks to smart use of insulation and energy management"
    In the world of horticulture, there is a striking paradox: while Greenhouses provide so many advantages, their energy consumption and carbon footprint remains questionable. The ability to grow pure, good tasting food and crops in volume without a carbon footprint, continues to elude us.​
    BBBLS was born in 2012, as a response to that very issue. Our goal: making it possible to grow even better tasting and healthier food, for a larger number of people with a significantly lower energy use and a dramatically lower carbon footprint. Simple enough, come to think of it.​

    We Have A Bold Vision

    "We are building towards a sustainable world with high fresh food quality and completely circular food production, without the waste of energy or other resources"
    Our team has made quite the effort, turning this insane ambition into an extremely concrete reality. Step by step, we have sparked a real technological revolution in the long-standing greenhouse industry thanks to some radical innovations. After years of engineering and research, we now have proof that simple soap bubbles allow us to achieve our aspiration.
    BBBLS’s DNA consists of real people that care about what we eat and the world we all live in. We care so deeply, that we have not given up on a challenge where many others have failed. After many years of trial and error, research and development, we have now come to a point where we are convinced that we can genuinely build net-zero greenhouses that also increase revenue at higher margins for the grower!​
  • 2012-Now

    Take our little tour of BBBLS History

  • Sustainability 

    BBBLS is committed towards achieving 3 major SDG's

    SDG 2 Zero Hunger - Target 2.4

    "By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality"
    At BBBLS, we contribute directly to indicator 2.4.1 by expanding the proportion of agricultural area under productive and sustainable agriculture

    SDG 9 Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure - Target 9.4

    "By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities"
    At BBBLS, we contribute directly to indicator 9.4.1 by reducing the CO2  per unit of value added


    ​SDG 12 Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns - Target 12.2

    "By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources"
    At BBBLS, we contribute directly to indicator 12.2.1 by reducing our material footprint, material footprint per capita and material footprint per GDP
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