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Enviva launches Wood Supply Tracking System

Enviva Holdings, LP, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, publicly released the first data from its groundbreaking Track & Trace (T&T) program. T&T is a proprietary system that enables Enviva to track every truckload of wood the company procures from the forest back to its source,.....

January 18, Missoula

US (MT): Energy workshop for ag businesses

The Montana USDA Rural Development office has scheduled a workshop about funding energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to help small business owners and agriculture producers cut costs and maximize profits. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, at the.....

Three keys for successful employee engagement towards saving energy

New Years is a time of resolutions, new starts and a great time to empower employees to become better every day.Like other resolutions, energy management initiatives often start off well but fizzle due to lack of direction, competing priorities, and other factors. Here are three tips to help launch your.....

Dutch strawberry grower Royal Berry expands to 40 hectares

Dutch strawberry grower Royal Berry will be expanding its acreage in the Bergerden area to a total of 40 hectare. On this acreage strawberries are grown in both tunnels and greenhouses. Grower Jan van Genderen hopes to have the new glass ready by the end of August this year. Jan van Genderen: "With this.....

Video: A day at the NatureFresh energy department

18,000 tons. This is equivalent to 9,000 cars. Imagine all these cars piled into a landfill. It’s a grim illustration but there is hope. What if you could take 18,000 tons of garbage and turn it into a renewable resource?That’s exactly what the Energy Department at NatureFresh Farms does. They use.....

French growers continue investments in solar greenhouses

Since last week, the French are the first to drive their cars over a solar panel road. While skeptics are still discussing whether or not the road is the right place for solar panels, more and more French greenhouse growers have already realized that their greenhouse roof is a much greater place to install.....

Canada: Alberta greenhouse growers get their carbon tax rebate

Also Alberta greenhouse growers will get a rebate from the carbon tax that started on January 1, 2017. It is up to 80% rebate on the Carbon Levy. This was announced by Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association's (AGGA) President Debbie Foisy. She said her association have fought for this rebate, which is now.....

Discounted electricity and residual heat for New York greenhouse project

Building a 40-acre greenhouse on surplus land at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center is an ideal use for the property, developers say, given its proximity to State Route 37, the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge and the availability of steam heat from a cogeneration plant on the psychiatric center.....

Complete Nuffield report from Keshav Timalsena now available:

"The future of greenhouse growing will be semi closed"

Without any doubt, the future of high tech greenhouse growing with maximum production and minimal use of pesticides is called semi closed. At least, that is what Keshav Timalsena concluded after visiting numerous greenhouses and agricultural farms on four continents during his 2014 Nuffield Scholar.Keshav.....

German Bundestag approves changes to CHP bill

The German parliament (Bundestag) has voted for a government bill to change regulations for combined heat and power (CHP) electricity production, including amendments by the economy ministry (BMWi).A press release by the ministry stipulates that new and modernised CHP plants with a capacity from 1 to 50.....

Lighting under blackout screen cloth possible in autumn

The new greenhouse from Dutch tomato grower Greenco iallows for adequate lit cultivation with a closed blackout screen. The greenhouse is equipped with both a blackout screen and an energy screen, and a special Ventilation Jet system blows drier air from above the screen into the greenhouse.From October 1st.....

Are you paying too much for electricity? Howard Huy Isn’t.

VIDEO Howard Huy, owner of Howard Huy Greenhouses, is featured in a new case study video from 360 Energy to explain how a closer look at his energy plan helped him to achieve substantial savings without compromising on the quality of his end product and maintaining his operating schedule and production. Howard Huy.....

Essex County growers want to stop cap and trade

Essex County greenhouse growers are calling for a deferral of the provincial government’s cap and trade program set to begin Jan. 1.“This is going to devastate us as a company,” said Gerry Mastronardi, a Leamington greenhouse operator. “If they want Ontario to be fed by other countries, they’re going in the.....

February 8-9, Shropshire

Impact of Brexit on UK renewable energy policy debated

The effect of Brexit on the UK’s renewable and low carbon energy policy will be outlined by the Rt Hon. John Gummer, Lord Deben - chairman of the committee on climate change, at the Energy Now Expo next February 8 & 9 2017.A key note speaker at the event, Lord Deben was the former minister for.....