Energy

"New year resolutions are good news for horticulture"

Guest blogger Ed Hardy recently wrote the following for AHDB GrowSave and it was an interesting thought worth sharing here:  "Three weeks into the new year and I wonder how many…

HortiContact 2021 moves to 2022

The upcoming edition of the greenhouse horticulture exhibition HortiContact, which was planned on 23, 24 and 25 February 2021 in Evenementenhal Gorinchem, will be moved to 22, 23 and 24 February 2022. Event organizer Easyfairs has decided this in consultation with its exhibitors. “We have noticed in the past period that more…

Pilot project to recycle crypto mining farm energy waste into energy for greenhouses

Genesis Mining has announced the launch of a new pilot project that will focus on recycling excess energy waste from crypto mining facilities into sustainable heat and energy to power greenhouses.  The pilot project's objective is to address concerns about the excess energy waste generated by crypto mining…

Growing blackberries more energy-efficient with LED lighting

Woody small fruit (such as blackberry and raspberry) is increasingly being grown in a tunnel or a greenhouse. This makes it easier to control the crop. Moreover, heavy rain showers, for example, cause much less damage. The Greenhouse Horticulture and Flower Bulbs Business Unit of Wageningen University &…

US (SC): Rolls-Royce’s MTU Aiken plant celebrates 10-year anniversary

Rolls-Royce’s MTU Aiken manufacturing facility is celebrating its 10-year anniversary – looking back with pride at past achievements and looking ahead with anticipation of opportunities still to come. The 395,000 square-foot-campus, which produces off-highway MTU-brand diesel engines, opened in the fall…

CAN (QC): Clean energy at a discounted rate now available to more greenhouse growers

The Régie de l’énergie has approved a new rate option for Québec greenhouse growers. Last July, Hydro-Québec submitted an application regarding this new option to the Régie in order to extend the terms and conditions of its Additional Electricity Option to a greater number of growers and to make it…

PYLOT takes another step forward

Track consumption of gas, water and electricity in your greenhouses

With the functionality “Resources”, PYLOT has got another new feature. Growers using the platform can now easily record and analyse their consumption of gas, water and electricity. This information enables growers to further optimise their operational and cultivation strategy. Consumption data of various…

Premier Tech

Tips for efficient energy conservation in a greenhouse

As the fall approaches, the days get shorter and shorter. This is the time of the year where our free energy source, sunlight, becomes limited. Sunlight is essential to maintain the global temperature in the ranges appropriate for plant growth. In winter, plant production is challenging because…

Using small wind turbines for electricity in Greek greenhouses

Renewable energies use in agricultural greenhouses results in the reduction of their environmental impacts. Researcher John Vourdoubas, consultant engineer, has investigated if small wind turbines in greenhouses located in Crete, Greece can be used for electricity generation. "Crete hosts the majority of…

Plant Empowerment

Optimal cultivation with the bonus of saving energy

Everyone knows Next Generation Growing (NGG), the optimal cultivation with the bonus of energy saving. NGG is based on the Plant Empowerment cultivation concept: the philosophy that a vigorous plant is a resilient plant, which is resistant to diseases and pests and yields a higher production and better…

Premier Tech

Heating systems for a temperate greenhouse

Global warming is a growing concern. For growers, a reduction in the use of fossil fuels can be a way to minimize their impact on the environment. It can be very difficult in winter months to maintain the greenhouse at ideal temperatures for plants, even during the day. During winter months, the…

INNIO

Q8Oils and INNIO engage in long-term partnership for lubricating Jenbacher gas engines

Q8Oils has signed a long-term global partnership agreement with INNIO Jenbacher to supply lubricants for all Jenbacher gas engines that operate on non-natural gas, including biogas, sewage gas and landfill gas. Combining the technical expertise and knowledge of INNIO Jenbacher and Q8Oils will further…

New head of business development at Hydro-Québec

Hydro-Québec has appointed Pierre Despars as Vice President – Corporate Strategy and Business Development, effective immediately. Mr. Despars takes over the duties of Martin…

Village Farms' clean energy subsidiary renewed

Village Farms International, Inc. announced Village Farms' wholly owned subsidiary, Village Farms Clean Energy, Inc., has renewed and extended its existing contract with the…

Design, control, and performance aspects of semi-closed greenhouses

Several greenhouse energy-saving technologies and management strategies have been developed in order to meet the needs for implementation of production systems with low and…

Murawska/Agroberichten Buitenland

Energy transition in greenhouses

The Dutch horticultural sector is already circular: more and more energy is renewable, there are many savings, rainwater is collected to be used for production purposes. Less water, less pesticides is good for the environment, but also good for the business. Also in Poland, this trend is visible. But considering the fact that…

Fire-hazard trees could heat greenhouses to feed rural Alaska

Eva Dawn Burk is passionate about eating locally harvested foods, and she wants to use them to promote healing throughout her community. It started with building fish wheels in Nenana several years ago. She invited her community to help, and it gained such interest she soon realized she would need to…

UK: Reduce energy costs for winter

With the temperatures dropping and daylight hours reducing, now is a good time to assess things and ensure efficient energy use on-farm over the winter. Energy waste can be…


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