Energy

Iceland: Geothermal energy could be used for dehydrating greenhouse tomatoes

In a short study shared with ThinkGeoEnergy this week, a student of the University of Reykjavik looked at how geothermal energy could be utilised in food production, specifically for the dehydration of tomatoes. The document looks at how sustainable use of resources could be promoted in the north eastern part of…

Plan 2020: King Courgette guarantees that 100% of the energy used in its facilities is green

This company from Almeria has become the first firm in the province to guarantee all of the energy it uses in its facilities and processes is green. A few months ago, King Courgette® announced the implementation and start-up of its new 2020 Plan. Even though the company's strategic objective is to become the best zucchini operator in…

SodM advocates for geothermal companies

"It's as if a car leasing company would also do the oil drilling"

Northern Limburg has two geothermal projects where water is pumped from deep underground in order to heat greenhouses. It is one of the ways in which the Netherlands wants to replace natural gas. But the wells in Limburg have gone silent and there are also problems elsewhere. The State Supervision of…

NL: "Availability of biomass under pressure"

After years of 'surpluses', a shortage of woody biomass in the Netherlands is likely to occur within three years. Biomass is still being exported, but with the new bio-energy installations for greenhouse horticulture and district heating under construction, the demand for woody biomass will increase…

Support Scheme for Renewable Heat opens in Ireland

It’s been years in the planning but with very little fanfare, last month the long-awaited Support Scheme for Renewable Heat was opened in Ireland. FEC Energy participated in an event publicising the new scheme to horticultural business in and around Dublin on 25 September. The event, which was held…

Combining geothermal heat with super-fast internet

The geothermal heat project Nature’s Heat in Kwintsheul is running at full speed to the satisfaction of the nine growers connected to the project. Not only heat pipes but also fiber optic cables were placed, so now they can even make use of high-speed internet. Nature’s Heat operator Paul van Schie:…

Biogas specialist presents concepts for energy plants and slurry processing

Weltec Biopower will present its biogas technologies and services at the EnergyDecentral in Hanover, Germany, from 13 to 16 November 2018 in the context of the EuroTier. At booth D 12 in hall 25, the plant constructor will explain their Kumac processing system for slurry and digestate and its…

CAN (ON): "Avoid having biomass sent to landfill"

Price volatility is a concern with many greenhouses. Sometimes, a long-term supply contract is the only way to secure financing for a new biomass boiler. Most lenders would like to see a grower have their fuel supply secured in-order for them to qualify for financing. Ecostrat can take away the…

Stephanie Freund, Sundara Energy:

"Energy industry is forever evolving"

After 20 years working in sales management in the beverage alcohol industry as well as the medical field, Stephanie Freund embarked on a new career in the energy industry. She discovered her passion for working in natural gas and power after relocating from Montreal to Vancouver in late 2005 and for nine…

"Keeping up with high operational heating costs is a challenge"

A challenge for many greenhouse operators is keeping up with high operational heating costs. While necessary for success, these costs are detrimental to profits. Triple Green Energy provides biomass heat solutions up to 20MM BTU for greenhouse growers, substantially lowering heating costs while reducing the impact…

TomatoesNZ on the latest Emissions Trading Scheme review

In September TomatoesNZ submitted on the government’s “improvements to the New Zealand emissions trading scheme” consultation. They agreed that improvements to the scheme are needed to…

US (FL): Tecogen adds new service center to support growing fleet in Southeast

Tecogen announces the opening of a new factory service center located in Tampa, Florida. This is the 10th service center for the company and will provide service for Tecogen’s growing fleet of equipment and installations in the Southeast portion of the United States. Tecogen has grown the population of installed systems…

New range of powerful medium speed V-Engines

Rolls-Royce has launched a V-line version of the new B33:45 liquid fuel and B36:45 gas engine series. This completes the new engine family, following the launch of the first variants three years ago. “This is an important milestone for us. The new V-Engine series is truly an outstanding product and we believe that the new platform…

János Szanyi:

"Geothermal sector has 5 to 8 years to prove its competitiveness"

EFG’s Panels of Experts (PE) have been set up to provide high-quality advice and information to the European institutions, to international NGOs and to other global professional associations. EFG has currently 10 Panels of Experts active in the fields of CCS, Education, Geological Heritage, Geotechnics,…

Laurens Maartens, NBWM:

"Brexit reports misleading world of currency"

Right when the Brexit talks threaten to run aground, the EU and Great Britain are taking a step towards one another. It's far too early, however, to presume both parties will…


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