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B.C. partners with industry on energy efficiency at Delta greenhouse

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-18 Fri 12:27

Changes to a Delta greenhouse will help grow vegetables using about half the amount of natural gas to heat the facility, lowering its carbon footprint, increasing its energy efficiency and supporting a clean economy. “By working together with B.C. growers, we’re investing in more sustainable ways to…

US (CA): Get a utility rebate by using LED instead of HPS

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-28 Fri 09:27

With the latest advancements in horticultural technology, many growers would rather use LEDs instead of HPS lighting. High quality LED lights are famously more efficient and longer lasting. They emit less heat than HPS and MH bulbs. Used correctly, they even produce higher yields and a more potent…

Increasing yield, while improving plant quality and driving down energy costs

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-24 Mon 09:40

“We’re here to empower cultivators worldwide to explore the interaction between light and life, increasing their yields and plant quality while achieving new margins and profits,” says Steve Graves, VP of Business Development at Fluence by OSRAM. The company was founded in 2013 in Austin, Texas, by…

Households are the largest users of fossil fuels in the US food system

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-17 Mon 07:54

Knowing where natural resource use accumulates is fundamental to understanding what factors influence resource-use decisions. A recent Economic Research Service (ERS) study estimated natural resource use by the U.S. food system in 2007 (2007 data were the latest available with the level of detail needed…

Automated solutions to optimize the energy balance of your crop

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-14 Fri 13:55

In June team AuTomatoes won the second edition of Wageningen University’s Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge. There was no discussion about the team’s win, they scored highest on all three grading criteria, making them the absolute winner. In their strategy the team applied the principles of Plant…

CAN (QC): New cost-effective rate offering for greenhouse growers

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-14 Tue 10:19

Hydro-Québec has filed an application with the Régie de l’énergie regarding a new rate offering to support the development of the Québec greenhouse industry. The application provides for a rate of 5.59¢ per kilowatthour (kWh) for photosynthetic lighting and space heating to raise crops, available to all…

McCain Foods presents Australia’s largest ‘behind-the-meter’ renewable energy system

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-14 Tue 10:16

McCain Foods Australia has announced that it has commenced construction on a renewable energy system that will reduce emissions from its food processing facility in Ballarat. The reduction will exceed 27,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. As reported by, the project, which will house…

Interview Ted Duijvesestijn on geothermal energy, waste and the future of indoor growing

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-06 Mon 09:34

Mariska Dreschler (GreenTech) and Ted Duijvestijn (CEO Duijvestijn Tomatoes), discuss indoor growing and the following topics: Why circularity is important and how Duijvestijn incorporates this How can you reuse excess and waste? Geothermal energy, is it too early? Data and digitisation in the greenhouse…