Emission-free cultivation well on track, no bottlenecks

There are increasingly stricter standards for the discharge of drainage water by greenhouse companies. In 2027, the sector is required to be (almost) emission free. So how far along are we? Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture is currently testing the emission-free greenhouse. In this zero-emission greenhouse, 100% of drainage water is reused during cultivation.

After a first successful zero emission autumn cultivation of cucumbers, a pepper cultivation was launched in December 2014. From the start, the drain water is completely reused. In the reference greenhouse there was some draining (first 8 weeks in spring). As with the cucumber cultivation, no bottlenecks were encountered, and there are no differences in production or quality between the emission-free greenhouse and the reference greenhouse.

The IDC Water greenhouse is a concept for an emission-free operation at Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture. Companies like Grodan, Groen Agro Control, Agrozone, Infatechniek, Fiber Filtration, Elektravon-Haket, Plant Nursery Van der Lugt and Enza Zaden are involved in the project.

Source: Wageningen UR Glastuinbouw

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