The story behind the Low Carbon Farming project

The Low Carbon Farming project in the United Kingdom, is a 29 hectare project, designed by Bom Group, based on an idea that was started in the beginning of 2016.

The Low Carbon Farming project is an overarching umbrella that consist three projects namely: Place Farms 127,000 m2, Crown Point North 94,000 m2 and Crown Point South 67,000 m2 with a combined surface of 290,000 m2. In these facilities tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers will be grown which will cover approximately 5% of domestic demand.

The idea to start this project was to use waste heat from a sewer treatment station nearby to warm up the greenhouses. Internally Bom Group formed a team with various of specialists to get the project on the move. Basically the sewer provides low grade heat which can be turned up to use in the greenhouse as a heating source through an closed loop system. This Low Carbon Farming project is therefore an example of sustainability and has a big contribution to healthy and safe food which is going to be produced locally.

Bom Group is the main contractor of this project which means that besides the greenhouse, screening, heating, water and electricity they are also responsible for all the utilities and so on. The ‘’new-normal’’ asks for full end-to-end turnkey solutions and this project, Low Carbon Farming, is as turnkey as it can be.

Find out more about the Low Carbon Farming project by watching the documentary:

For more information:
Bom Group
www.bomgroup.nl


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