- Senior Grower UK
- Customer Support Executive
- Sales Representative Substrates Peru
- Head Grower – High Technology Organic Greenhouse
- Import and Export Sales Manager
- Sales Manager - US
- Key Account Manager (f/m/d) - Full-time
- Vice President of Growing Operations
- Account Manager - Canada
- Account Manager - United States
LEDs can reduce the carbon footprint of greenhouse horticulture
Wageningen UR is leading a LED project, which examines the possibilities of reducing the carbon footprint of greenhouse horticulture by the use of LED lights. Project partners involved are Philips and INRA (France). The project is funded by Climate-KIC, a EU initiative to create sustainable growth by addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation.
For greenhouse produced crops, LED lights have several advantages over HPS lamps. They emit a wide spectrum of colour and are more versatile in their applications, producing higher crop yields. LEDs produce light energy more efficiently than HPS lamps and therefore produce less excess heat. This means that lights can be positioned closer to crops, accelerating the production process.
In this project, 3D crop model calculations are performed with the aim to design the optimal LED configuration in the greenhouse. The reduction in carbon footprint of LED applications in greenhouse tomatoes, multi-layer lily flower production systems and city farming systems will be determined. Philips will perform a market analysis for these advanced LED lighting systems to determine the economic potential.
In the long-term, the project will focus on advancing LEDs and production systems to further improve their efficiency and generate new opportunities to bring them to market. Improvements in production and reductions in cost will result in profitability across the whole supply chain.
Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here
Other news in this sector:
- 2023-12-07 UK: Consortium receives £370K funding to advance low-cost food production domestically
- 2023-12-04 "We can contribute to climate goals"
- 2023-12-01 Dutch flexprovider for horticulture receives recognition
- 2023-11-30 New Google geothermal electricity project could be a milestone for clean energy
- 2023-11-30 Carbon capture process proven with an energy demand below 2,500 kWh/ton
- 2023-11-29 Solar panels in greenhouses are not profitable for the time being
- 2023-11-28 “By utilizing mid- to deep-level geothermal energy, our greenhouse energy costs have been effectively reduced”
- 2023-11-27 Farm as a Battery: Harnessing crop growth flexibility for sustainable energy storage
- 2023-11-20 "CHP and carbon capture a natural fit for decarbonization of CEA"
- 2023-11-16 UK: Revised targets to approach energy efficiency for horti businesses participating in the Climate Change Agreement scheme
- 2023-11-15 Spain: Vertical farm cuts CO2 costs by 79%
- 2023-11-13 Iceland: Geothermal energy is used to grow cucumbers in this greenhouse
- 2023-11-08 Research into data center heat leads to creation of energy cooperative PrimA4a
- 2023-11-07 Incorporating CO2 supply into life cycle assessments
- 2023-11-07 30% of Dutch growers had to face the energy crisis without a fixed energy contract
- 2023-11-07 Dehumidification system reducing carbon footprint