10 innovations in horticulture to fight climate change

It is probably fair to say that 9 out of 10 growers - if not 10 out of 10 - are very concerned about the climate, and do their very best to ensure the environment is taken care of as best as they can. Below are 10 stories about climate and innovative solutions the horticultural sector has come up with to be as sustainable as possible. Have a look!


Source: Value Maritime

Ship will collect CO2 for greenhouses

Value Maritime has developed an onboard CO₂ Capture and Storage solution for the Maritime Industry. A Capture Module captures CO₂ from the vessel's exhaust and uses the CO₂ to…

 

First results from pilot positive

"Transparent solar panels offer opportunities in energy transition"

In Someren and Lierop, Green Meteor, grower Thwan van Gennip, the researchers of the KU Leuven and Engie started a pilot with solar panels above the strawberries, raspberries…

 

Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University

Finland: Wood-based greenhouse could reduce carbon footprint

A new wood-based design could reduce the carbon footprint of greenhouses by enabling them to become heat providers rather than consumers. The enclosed design is ideal for…

 


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Biosphere 2: the once infamous live-in terrarium promising for climate research

Opening the door to a glass pyramid, a visitor steps from the arid heat of Arizona into a coastal fog desert that stretches toward a savanna. A Lilliputian ocean laps against…

 

Wolfgang Steiner with Steiner Gemüsebau:

“We’re sharing our geothermal energy source with the local spa”

“We’re sharing our geothermal energy source with the local spa,” says Wolfgang Steiner with Steiner Gemüsebau. In their new greenhouse complex, built in collaboration with…

 

Incotec at Euroseeds 18-20 October

Microplastic-free film coatings for vegetable seeds coming soon

At stand number 20 in the Euroseeds Congress (Prague, 18-20 October), Incotec is providing information on the newest in sustainable solutions, including the forthcoming range…

 

Cinis

Alternative fertilizer produced from paper industry waste

Van Iperen International, a Dutch producer and marketer of specialty fertilizers, and Cinis Fertilizer, a Swedish cleantech startup, announced they have signed an exclusive…

 

Agriplast

Recycled plastic films for greenhouse coverings

Agriplast is a company that produces plastic films for the Italian agricultural and horticultural industry. They are currently using 7 and 5 layer blown film systems and the…

 

Linde Gas NL

Linde Gas AB:

Providing carbon dioxide and oxygen to indoor farms and greenhouses

“Through our network of production sites and selected sources, we can guarantee a reliable and sustainable supply of carbon dioxide and oxygen,” says Peter Jansson, Head of…

 

Can courgettes be grown with bubble wrap?

The BEST (Bubble Energy Saving Technology) greenhouse is a remarkable construction: a semi-curved span with bubble wrap, thus resembling a combination of a tunnel greenhouse…


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