In the press

May, 2019. Yellow Pallet in El Financiero in Costa Rica.

March, 2017: Follow Product Designer Lotte de Boer in her Skinned Banana Project. She has created new designer shoes using banana peel and heels made of pressed banana stem. Lotte used and modified Yellow Pallet's test-material for the heels and soles. The banana-leather is developed by Lotte. The televison item: Groenlicht demonstrates the creation and production process by Lotte. Original and creative towards a circular economy!

Skinned Banana side view

Oct, 2014: In the news: and in Houtwereld.

June, 2014: In the news: Eurofruit article. June 2014_issue 474

May 26, 2014: In the news: BNR news radio. Interview with Hein van Opstal.

On the web

Video Reference factory and plantation

December 2017: Yellow Pallet selected as one of the 5 Dutch finalists of the Chivas Venture competition.

March 2017: New website of Yellow Pallet online

Nov 2015: Yellow Pallet and the 80 days campaign for the Paris PPMC COP-21

Oct 2104: PPM OOST website:

March 28, 2014: In the news:

October 22, 2013: Presentation at European Climate KIC Venture competition.

September 26, 2013: Yellow Pallet wins Climate KIC Venture competition award in the Netherlands


Yellow Pallet news

July 4th 2019: Yellow Pallet reaches the EPAL (European Pallet Association) technical standards for pallet blocks made of banana fiber for the first time. A major achievement!

May 2019: Pallets with banana blocks for customers.

January 2019: Tuning and testing, every day a better block.

November 2018: Energy and steam production, ready to start production.

August 2018: Progress installation in Costa Rica

July 2018: Almost all machinery has arrived

May 2018: Factory and Greenhouse just before machinery arrives

May 2018: Construction works in the Factory in Costa Rica:

May 2018: Plantation with disease resistant variety. Harvesting starts second half of May for July tests in the factory.

Some roots have 20+stems in 14 months.

February 2018: Wood shortage not only a problem in the tropics:

December 2017: Second round of financing has been closed with private investors.

May 2017: In Costa Rica, the Setena resolution on environmental impact has been issued to Tarimas de fibras Agrícola, Yellow Pallet's subsidiary.

March 2017: Yellow Pallet's managing director continues to supports Kenya's youth hockey development program.

November 2016: First round of financing has been closed with a private investors group and Pomona Impact.

March 2016: Yellow Pallet starts with the realisation of a pallet factory in Costa Rica, supported by the private Impact Investor BothSidesNow.

March 2016: Yellow Pallet's managing director supports Kenya's youth hockey development program.

May 2015: Letter of intent signed between Yellow Pallet and the Costa Rican pallet company Tara to start realizing a pallet factory.

April 8, 2014: FAO: Between 1990 and 2010 the loss of forest area in the world: 5,3 million hectares/year. Size of Colombia or 4 times Italy. Using Yellow Pallet's banana plantation design and harvesting techniques can lead towards 4 x the yield of dry fiber compared to the dry fiber yield of an hectare of wooden forest.

July 2013: Yellow Pallet receives 2nd grant from Climate KIC and grant from Wageningen UR

June 2013: Test with selected bio-chopper succeeds to chop stems in usable fibers

May 2013: Wageningen University and IMAL support production of palletblocks from 700 imported stems from Colombia.

December 2012: New Grant for Yellow Pallet's development activities approved by RVO (Dutch Public Fund).

October 2012: Start of Yellow Pallet's commercial activities; launch of the website.

September 2012: Yellow Pallet completed the feasibility study including customer commitments.

August 2012: Visit to China confirms business potential in a large non-export-banana market

July 2012: Technical layout of factories completed; technology development of specifications for key machinery in full progress.

June 2012: Visits to banana plantations in Colombia, Ecuador and The Philippines confirm business potential.

February 2012: Visit to Costa Rica's banana congress and banana plantations. Tested concept with key market players.

January 2012: Yellow Pallet B.V. funded by Startlife and PPM Oost to complete a feasibility study