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UK: Update on the RHI consultation

Last week the consultation regarding some of the eligible heat uses within the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) closed to respondents. The department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will now consider the responses against their requirements. They will then make a decision on what will.....

AU: New survey to help better understand on-farm energy use

Agriculture Victoria is working closely with the Victorian Farmers Federation to get a better understanding of on-farm energy use.Global energy prices are rising and we know this is a significant issue for our farmers, who contribute more than $13 billion to Victoria’s economy.Agriculture Victoria today.....

Iceland gets world’s first carbon removal solution through direct air capture

Swiss cleantech company Climeworks has partnered with Reykjavik Energy to combine direct air capture (DAC) technology for the world’s first time with safe and permanent geological storage. As part of the CarbFix2 project Climeworks will demonstrate a safe, economically-viable and highly scalable carbon.....

New cogeneration event to debut in the USA

Cogeneration Day USA will take place in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on November 2. The event is organized by Cogeneration Channel and AB will be the technical sponsor. Cogeneration Day USA will explore how CHP can be implemented as a viable option to improve energy efficiency and gain cost savings. The event.....

US (PA): World's first solar powered indoor farm comes to Philadelphia

At Metropolis Farms they are building indoor farms, and they’re still using the sun to power the growth of crops. Just not in the traditional sense.Pictured above is a massive 100,000 sq foot solar array with 2,003 solar panels, and it captures enough sunlight to supply over half a megawatt of energy......

Mexico: Bionatur goes for cogeneration

Bionatur is a Latin American company specialising in the production of high quality tomatoes, using the hydroponic method, for the American, Mexican and Canadian markets. The Bionatur greenhouses are located in Pastejé, Mexico.The company has invested 120 million dollars in this production method, which.....

A growing problem: Lightening the carbon footprint of cannabis farms

Consider a typical cannabis farmer, growing an indoor crop.In a protected, controlled environment, they can grow a profitable mix of high-potency, medicinal marijuana and any number of milder strains appealing to a new market.But the venture comes with both a business and social overhead: high energy bills.....

February 7-8, Telford

The UK’s leading agricultural renewable energy event returns

The Energy Now Expo will be returning to Telford, Shropshire, on 7 and 8 February 2018 for its ninth year, and farmers and landowners across the UK are being urged to save the date.The annual event provides a chance to explore the opportunities available in all areas of on-farm renewables including AD &.....

UK: Understanding energy storage

On 20 September, around 40 delegates joined us for an afternoon of presentations on the topic of energy storage. The event was organised by GrowSave, a knowledge sharing project, delivered by FEC Energy on behalf of AHDB Horticulture. Delegates heard how energy storage methods could benefit them, both.....

Jon Swain, GrowSave:

"Correctly design and operate your circulation fan system"

Jon Swain, GrowSave project manager, discusses the critical role fans play in creating uniform climates and the positive impact on crop yields, as well as their potential to reduce energy consumption.Circulation fans have been widely used in greenhouses for many years. A well designed fan installation will.....

UK: Generating better returns for your energy

While selling back spare electricity to the grid can bring a new income stream, growers are not always getting the best deals. GrowSave is on hand to help… The horticulture sector is increasingly contributing to the greening of the electricity grid by installing conventional gas CHP, biomass CHP, solar PV.....

Svensson is making the invisible visible at the CGC'17

Meet Svensson’s most transparent energy screen ever, LUXOUS 1147 FR at the Canadian Greenhouse Conference.Svensson’s new Luxous 1147 FR energy screen, provides two percent more light without losing out on energy saving and humidity transport capabilities. Achieve a better growth climate during the nearing.....

Solar Greenhouses come to Germany:

Germany: 30,000 m² Food & Energy training plants planned in Knesebeck

The metal-working Butting Group provides almost 3 ha of land for the construction of the first KoNaMo-SUNfarming-Oasis for food & energy in Germany. The parcel is located directly behind the site and is leased for the project. 100% of the generated energy is taken from Butting, also on the.....

Northern Ireland to generate renewable energy from food waste

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and Granville Ecopark Ltd (GECO) have signed a Prosperity Agreement pledging to work together to divert more food waste from landfill and use it to generate renewable energy and organic fertilisers.From left to right: Ian Harvey, Managing Director of GECO and.....