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Special  –  Energy


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.....

Research on Chinese solar greenhouse at University of Manitoba

Not only the Dutch Wageningen University has a Chinese solar greenhouse on campus. Also Professor Zhang of Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba has one. The professor offered editor Mary Lowther of the Lake Cowichigan Gazette to tour the life-sized experimental greenhouse upon which he is.....

CAN: Quebec makes $5 million available for energy efficient greenhouse project

The waste-to-energy plant and northern commercial greenhouse pilot project, announced as part of the Government of Québec's 2017-2018 Economic Plan, will be established in Kuujjuaq. A sum of $5 million, spread over three years, will serve to design and build a thermal waste-to-energy processing system then a.....

US (FL): Tecogen sells chiller to MMJ business

Tecogen, a clean energy company providing natural gas-powered on-site power, heating and cooling equipment, has announced the sale of three of its Tecochill "STx Series" chillers to an indoor cannabis growing operation near Tampa, FL. This marks Tecogen's first sale into Florida's recently legalized medical.....

Italians inaugurate sophisticated residual heat greenhouse

In the last years more than 1000 bio-gas plants were built up in the Po Valley (Northern Italy) to treat by fermentation the waste products of cows and pigs farming and agriculture biomass.The high volume plastic-houses with two wide roof vents built up by Idromeccanica Lucchini for the Parolara project in.....

Let's focus on energy this month

This month, we will pay more attention to the subject Energy. The topic will also be highlighted in FloralDaily and our Dutch newsletters, Groentennieuws and Bloemen- en plantennieuws. Articles related to the use of energy in the greenhouse industry will be highlighted here, in the Special.....