Geothermal heat installation of pepper grower can continue to operate for the time being

Hoogweg Paprikakwekerijen can continue to use the geothermal heat installation next to the greenhouses in Luttelgeest for the time being. The Council of State decided this on the 22nd of August. The grower wanted the Council of State to decide where he stood after the province of Overijssel won a case…

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With new solar modules, greenhouses run on their own energy

Plants use light waves from only a portion of the spectrum for photosynthesis—the remainder can be recovered and used to generate solar power. That's the idea behind the solar modules developed by EPFL startup Voltiris. Following encouraging preliminary results, a new pilot installation was recently…

Crisis update: Dutch gas prices well over 300 €/MWh limit, electricity more than 650 €/MWh

On Thursday, August 25, the TTF gas prices shot through the 300 €/MWh mark. This is another extraordinary price record on this important, heavily overheated European gas trading exchange. In this crisis update, we list last week's energy developments, and specialists consider the whole (another bizarre)…

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What is the best grow light for your CEA operation?

Depending on whether you are looking to control photoperiod or increase plant growth will determine the grow lights you need to get the best results. Before growers even consider choosing a grow light for their controlled environment operation, they need to have some basic information, writes David Kuack…

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Skyrocketing costs hampering UK growers’ ability to take climate action

That is according to new research published by NatWest today (25 August). The bank polled more than 250 decision-makers at agricultural businesses of a range of sizes across the UK. Almost all of the professionals polled, 99%, said they had seen the cost of at least one of their key inputs increasing…

"Energy can now easily drive companies over the edge"

Flemish growers struggle with energy contracts

There is a lot of uncertainty about a tightened phase-out plan in Belgium. Interest group Boerenbond is asking for clarity on the priority that will be given to growers, but…

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Using transparent solar power for cultivating crops

Recent scholarly research highlights the economic and environmental costs associated with greenhouse crop cultivation. However, because greenhouses are crucial for increasing product yield in tightly controlled climates, it’s not a cultivation technique farmers can live without. To shed light on the…

Rabobank: Larger greenhouse growers cope with energy pains more easily than ornamental growers

The current high prices of energy and raw materials have prompted greenhouse horticulturalists to draw up various (cultivation) scenarios for the coming winter. The…

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Svensson's Canadian energy saving rebate guide is now available

In an effort to support all growers in working towards a more sustainable horticulture industry, Svensson has released an annual report capturing key energy savings rebates. These rebates are available to greenhouse growers in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec, and…

How to choose the most cost-effective glass when everything is getting more expensive?

Greenhouse building materials like steel and aluminum are getting more expensive on top of the glass, which is also experienced a significant price increase from autumn of 2020. However, it has slowly returned to the almost normal price it had in the summer of 2021. "Besides the price increase of all kinds…

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New report benchmarks UK agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions

A baseline benchmark of UK arable and horticulture’s greenhouse gas emissions is now available following the launch of a new industry report. The work has been conducted by Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) and Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) to help sectors identify areas for…

New AntiReflect formula and energy saving with ReduSystems

ReduSystems announces that they have improved their product AntiReflect. Since its introduction, the R&D department has worked hard to further improve the formula of AntiReflect. Improvements involve better wear resistance and a lower cost price. Both developments will be directly noticeable for growers.…

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Vodafone, Bayer deployed private 5G inside German greenhouse

Vodafone has deployed a 5G private network at a Bayer greenhouse in Monheim, Germany, to improve its research into insecticides. The network will support advanced tools like autonomous robots, artificial intelligence, and digital imaging. “Networked digital technologies will make crop production in…

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Significant New Clean Energy and Climate Act becomes law in Massachusetts

On August 11, 2022, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law An Act driving climate policy forward. After months of heavy legislative activity involving a wide range of stakeholders in the clean energy and technology industries, the Massachusetts legislature combined what was a bill that we…

"We can assist clients in estimating potential energy savings"

Cultivation Warehouse is now a Recurve FLEXmarket aggregator. Recurve, is a leading provider of energy monitoring software that allows clients to more accurately measure, monitor and verify energy usage.  The Recurve platform allows a building to become a "virtual power plant" with the ability to measure demand…

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UK: "Less than four weeks to ensure that your electricity generation is compliant"

If you operate electricity generation on your farm or estate, then you must ensure that it is compliant with new Distribution Code regulations that come into effect on 1…

Special Energy this month

This month, we will pay more attention to Energy. This subject will also be highlighted in FloralDaily and our Dutch newsletters, Groentennieuws and Bloemen- en plantennieuws. Articles related to energy use in the greenhouse industry will be published in a Special column named Special Energy. EnergyEnergy is one of the most important…


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