Australia: Gas gives hope for tomato glasshouse

A carbon dioxide capture project at Loy Yang A could lead to the construction of a glasshouse to grow tomatoes in the Latrobe Valley employing about 100 people.

Carbon dioxide, known as CO2, would be captured through a plant at the station and used to heat the glasshouse which could boost the yield of tomato growth by more than 10 to 15 per cent.

Warragul-based business Flavorite Tomatoes plans to undertake a feasibility study with Loy Yang A owner AGL to identify the benefits of using a CO2 capture plant to re-purpose the gas to heat the proposed glasshouse.

Flavorite Tomatoes general manager Chris Millis said the glasshouse could be built on a 10 to 15-hectare site and would employ about 10 people per hectare.

Read more at the Latrobe Valley Express (Bryce Eishold)

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