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US: Houweling's scoops Utah clean energy awardIn recognition of leading energy saving efforts, Houweling’s Group was amongst four companies honored recently as part of Utah’s Energy Efficiency Challenge. The Challenge is managed by Utah Clean Energy in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Energy Development and the University of Utah’s.....
New LED system from Qwestland with special fans to distribute heat:
Dutch tomato grower Lans opts for 100% LEDDutch tomato grower Lans is installing 100% LED in one of his greenhouses. The company opted for the ClimaLED3 system by QWestland, which combines dimmable LED lights with a ventilator blowing the heat rising from the armatures back onto the plants. “It’s hard to work in the purple-red light”, said.....
UK: Medium sized biomass RHI tariffs reducedThe Department of BEIS has just announced RHI degressions, effective from 1st July 2017, for biomass, biomethane and biogas.As expected, the tariff for medium sized biomass has been reduced by 10%. The forecast shows that this technology has exceeded its budget and, as the whole scheme is already over.....
US (NY): New consortium to reduce greenhouse energy useNew York greenhouses are increasingly tasked to do two things seemingly at odds with one another: match consumer appetite for increased local vegetable production while dramatically reducing overall energy consumption.A public-private consortium led by researchers at Cornell and Rensselaer Polytechnic.....
UK: Tesco tomato sandwiches power the town of SandwichAPS supply a wide range of tomatoes to Tesco from Cherry to Beef and everything in between. They are a family business who have been carefully handpicking tomatoes for over 65 years. They plant over 2.2 million tomato plants every season.Sustainable tomato growthAPS specialise in the production of tomatoes.....
Chris Carey joins Harvest in operations leadership roleHarvest Power announced that Christopher Carey is joining its senior leadership team as Senior Vice President, Operations, providing results-driven leadership for the company’s growth.“Chris has a track record of building high performance teams while executing on growth and profit improvement strategies,”.....
$1 million available under new GRET R&D Initiative:
CAN (ON): New initiative launched to test and evaluate renewable energyThe Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) is accepting applications, until July 13, 2017, for projects that will test and assess the feasibility of renewable energy technologies under the Greenhouse Renewable Energy Technologies (GRET) R&D Initiative.The GRET R&D Initiative is a $1 million initiative.....
Climeworks launches world’s first commercial plant to capture CO2 from airClimeworks has launched the world’s first commercial plant that captures atmospheric CO2 for supply and sale to a customer. The Swiss direct air capture company launched the commercial-scale Direct Air Capture (DAC) plant, featuring its patented technology that filters carbon dioxide from ambient air. The.....
Not all biomass fuel is woodIt is difficult to read anything about renewable heat without seeing the word ‘biomass’ inextricably linked with wood. In fact, they are often used interchangeably: “I have a biomass boiler”, “oh, so you heat with wood” etc. The definition of biomass encompasses sources of fuel that are much greater than.....
Ontario expected to join Quebec-California carbon cap and trade marketOntario's Environment Ministry says the results of the latest Quebec-California cap-and-trade auction show the carbon market system is working as intended.The Quebec-California auction sold out of its current allowances, which is a stark improvement from the previous one in which only 18 per cent of.....