Huete International continues to develop different projects. One of them consists of a semi-enclosed greenhouse located in the experimental farm of CEBAS-CSIC, an estate-owned center for agri-food development and the production of safe and quality food for sustainable use. The purpose of this greenhouse is to serve as a research facility. It is the Opticlima model.
Specifically, the Opticlima model with which J. Huete International aims to obtain results that improve the experience of protected cultivation presents complete equipment. It has a cooling system designed for large-span greenhouse installations (more than 120 meters), with a heating system that can vary between pipes or fans. In addition, the Opticlima is designed so that the hot air can be recirculated from top to bottom through several sleeves, which means considerable energy savings.
Another important system featured in the Opticlima from J. Huete International is the CO2 injection system is located in the corridor next to the greenhouse and is distributed homogeneously to the crops through the sleeves. The specifications of this installation make it possible to achieve and maintain high CO2 levels.
In addition, in places with high humidity, Opticlima can include dehumidifiers in the annex corridor to achieve an even distribution of humidity-free air. It is also possible to install a chiller for greenhouses with high cold air demand, injecting it from the aisle to the sleeves.
Regarding the high technology of this J. Huete International greenhouse model, the following features are worth mentioning:
- Climate control. Software to manage the climate control and positive pressure systems.
- Ventilation. The fans are always in operation and vary their speed depending on the climatic conditions.
- Recirculation. The semi-enclosed greenhouse annex corridor and positive pressure windows regulate the airflow in and out of the greenhouse. In addition, fewer windows allow less shade to be generated, resulting in extra light for the crops.
- Sleeves. This equipment has a layout adapted to the position of the crop, the flow rate, and the pressure at which it must circulate.
J. Huete will be present at the Greentech Amsterdam.