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7 MWe CHP in 8.5 ha illuminated and traditional growth

Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Tuinbouwbedrijf Marc Pittoors (T.B.M.P) BVBA, for the supply of a 7 MWe combined heat and power plant (CHP). The plant will be powered by two gas-fired gensets based on the new medium-speed Bergen B36:45L6 engine and will provide heat and power to a new tomato.....

Turkish tomato exporter looks to hot springs to lead world market

Turkey’s largest tomato exporter hopes to further exploit boiling subterranean geothermal waters in order to become the world’s leading exporter.Agrobay, a company based in Dikili-Bergama in the Aegean province of İzmir, currently produces 15,000 tons of tomatoes from greenhouses that utilize thermal.....

"Don’t let winter peaks catch you off guard"

In a typical year, the arrival of fall means large electricity users in Ontario (those who are part of Ontario’s Industrial Conservation Initiative/Class A Global Adjustment) breathe a sigh of relief. In a typical year at this time, Ontario’s electricity grid has passed the Five Coincident Peaks which have a.....

US: As legal weed sucks up energy, an industry searches for solutions

Growing pot commercially and indoors is a delicate balancing act. The quality of the harvest depends on a grower’s ability to get just the right heat, the perfect amount of light, and the exact humidity. The right combination results in the highest-quality pot being grown in the most cost-efficient way. Too.....

Netherlands: EU approves aid for CO2 transport infrastructure

The European Commission said on November 29 that the EC has approved, under EU State aid rules, Dutch plans to grant €3.1 million of public support to the company OCAP CO2 B, for the construction of CO2 transport infrastructure in PrimA4a, in the Greenport of Aalsmeer.This measure is expected to reduce 21.....

US (MA): $900K subsidy for agricultural clean energy projects

The Baker-Polito Administration awarded 38 grants totaling $908,259 to Massachusetts farmers to implement renewable energy systems and improve energy efficiency on farms. The farms receiving funding are projected to save farmers over $200,000 annually and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 660 tons each.....

UK: No degression for January 2018

As widely expected, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced that there will not be any RHI degression for any of the eligible technologies coming into effect on 01 January 2018. Therefore the current tariffs will be applicable until 31 March 2018.Examination of the.....

UK: Decentralised energy associations to merge

The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) and the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) are to merge, creating a unified voice for decentralised energy solutions across the industrial, commercial, public and domestic sectors.The merged association will be known as the Association for.....

UK: Looking after your biomass boiler

The latest GrowSave event focused on how operators of biomass boilers can ensure they are getting the most out of their equipment. Many growers and businesses have installed biomass boilers in recent years, taking advantage of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. However, those who operate the heating.....

Saving energy without technology

Technology is not the only way to save energy. Savings can also be made by making better use of the properties of the plant.To save energy without using technology, you need to think outside the box. And there’s plenty of scope for that when it comes to fruiting vegetables. A good proportion of the energy.....

Iran invests in renewable projects

Iran, as one of the most important energy import-export countries in the Middle East region, has the fourth largest oil reserve and the second largest supply of natural gas in the world. Iran’s energy mix is dominated by hydrocarbons. Renewable energy including hydropower accounts for about 6% of the overall.....

NL: New Geothermal Energy Alliance in South Holland

The province of South Holland, DAGO (Dutch Association of Geothermal Operators), EBN B.V., Eneco, HVC, Hydreco GeoMEC B.V. and Westland municipality are going to collaborate under the name Geothermie Alliantie Zuid-Holland to improve the sustainability of the heat supply through the extraction of geothermal.....

Indoor Farms of America presents solar powered vertical aeroponic farm

Indoor Farms of America announces the first fully operating, 100% solar powered vertical aeroponic indoor farm in the world."This farm represents a major milestone for indoor farming. Everyone in the industry knows that the additional investment of solar energy generation to power an indoor farm can turn a.....

November 23, Chichester

UK: Looking after your biomass boiler

Are you responsible for a biomass boiler? Do you know if it is efficient or operating at its best? If you don’t know the answers to these questions then this event could be for you. The workshop will explore common issues affecting good operation and biomass boiler efficiency, delivered by boiler.....