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US: Houweling's scoops Utah clean energy award

In 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% LED

Dutch 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 reduced

The 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 use

New 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 Sandwich

APS 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 role

Harvest 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 energy

The 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 air

Climeworks 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 wood

It 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 market

Ontario'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.....

Níjar, Almeria

Spain: Geothermal deposit for greenhouse air-conditioning discovered

The company Cardial has reported the discovery of a geothermal deposit at 490 metre depth in the fields of Níjar, in the Spanish province of Almeria.The firm, which is promoting a project for greenhouse air-conditioning in Níjar using geothermal energy, has reported in a note that the deposit has an average.....

US (ND): Carbon supply plan could lead to greenhouse on the prairie

A North Dakota regional power cooperative is developing methods for capturing and using carbon dioxide emissions that may impact the coal industry's larger struggle to reduce emissions and meet pending federal regulations.Great River Energy is seeking funding from North Dakota's Lignite Research Council for.....

Sustainable practices growing in North American produce industry

Inside the SunFed warehouse in Rio Rico, pallets of squash and zucchini packed in hi-tech plastic bags are stacked along the walls, controls emit ambient ozone and stabilize the temperature and solar panels collect energy to power the lights and fans. Each of these elements are part of the company’s efforts.....

UK: Medium biomass RHI degressions highly likely

BEIS has confirmed that the RHI regulatory reforms were not laid before Parliament and that the scheme will continue in its current form for now. This means that the 1st July 2017 degression assessment will be based on the January 2017 budget figures.The latest monthly forecast figures show that the whole.....