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November 10, Cambridge

UK: Saving waste in horticulture

Free and open to all, access independent advice and research on reducing crop and food waste and improving resource use efficiency in the horticultural and fresh produce supply chains with a mix of seminars and exhibits at one of Cambridge’s premier event locations.Food waste research is central to the work.....

Tomato grower Stefan Fred:

"Significant cost savings with fuel additives for oil boilers"

VIDEO Heating your greenhouse with fuel oil can become an expensive affair when oil prices are high and winters are harsh. For this reason, Finish greenhouse growers boosted the use of fuel additives to make their heating systems more efficient and cut down their heating costs. According to Ville Valkama of Turun.....

Dutch 2SaveEnergy trials minimize use of natural gas

From the start until now the two aluminium and the Luxous screen have been closed (partially) every night in the 2SaveEnergy trial greenhouse in Holland. Including during warm weather. This greatly limits the amount of light entering the greenhouse and saves energy during cold weather. In the months of June.....

September 20, Warwickshire

Understanding energy storage for UK growers

There is a huge amount of interest in energy storage within UK agriculture and horticulture and how this may be of benefit to them financially, as well as in terms of their energy supply. Energy storage encompasses techniques such as hot water accumulator stores attached to traditional gas boilers or.....

US (NY): GLASE consortium aims to improve greenhouse energy efficiency

Even though the Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium is New York-based, the research it is doing has the potential to impact controlled environment agriculture worldwide.by David Kuack for Hort AmericasThe Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium is a.....


CAN: Great Lakes prepares for any eventuality

Leamington-based Great Lakes Greenhouses is focused on redundancy and controls to be in place to react to any unforeseen events. “We prepare for any eventuality,” says David Revington with Great Lakes. “Whatever may happen, we will continue to function and supply the highest quality greenhouse-grown cucumber.....

New video shows aerial view of Panda solar farm in China

Panda Green Energy Group, formerly known as “United Photovoltaics Group” has finished their first Panda Power Plant in Datong Shanxi which has officially been connected to the grid. The Datong Panda Power Plant has an aggregate install capacity of 100MW and can be seen in the video below.

South Holland sounds the gong for energy innovations

Han Weber, regional minister for Energy in the Province of South Holland (Netherlands), opened the Amsterdam exchange and sounded the gong for entrepreneurs seeking investment capital for the marketing of their energy innovations. On September 1st, a new investment fund will be launched, specifically for.....

Alberta trade minister:

"NAFTA talks no threat to energy"

Alberta’s minister of trade says Canada’s oil and gas industry has little to worry about as wide-ranging North American trade negotiations get underway.Speaking Thursday after a conference of state governments in Tacoma, Wash., Minister Deron Bilous said U.S. lawmakers recognize the importance of an.....

World's largest solar thermal power plant approved for Australia

SolarReserve has signed a long-term Generation Project Agreement (GPA) to build a 150 megawatt solar thermal power station with 8 hours of energy storage near the town of Port Augusta, South Australia. The GPA with the State Government of South Australia was signed at a ceremony with Jay Weatherill, Premier.....

Koppert Cress now also harvests energy

The Energy Roof Project of Koppert Cress is a special project where the rooftop of the Koppert Cress building is being used to harvest heat in the summer and use it in the winter period. With this special system the dependency of the company on fossil fuels is being reduced.The project has its origin with.....

UK: Are you missing out on CCL relief?

Javier, one of the GrowSave engineers, recently visited a greenhouse facility to help them with their compliance for the NFU Climate Change Levy (CCL) scheme. The Climate Change Levy is a tax charged on gas, electricity, LPG, coal and coke used by businesses in the UK. There is a tax relief available for.....

CAN (AB): On-Farm Solar PV program has reopened

The On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics, or Solar PV, program has reopened and is once again accepting applications.The program provides funding towards solar photovoltaics on Alberta farms. This enables producers to conserve non-renewable fossil fuels and reduce carbon emissions, ultimately reducing the.....

Dehumidification units transform any operation into a semi-closed system

Closed and more recently, semi-closed greenhouse growing are much discussed new ways of cultivating as efficient as possible. While, depending on the location and application the system has a lot of major advantages over traditional greenhouse growing in terms of energy saving and crop enhancement, the high.....