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NL: Sustainability aspects of woody biomass in greenhouse horticulture

The popularity of wood (chip) boilers in greenhouse horticulture is increasing. At the same time, increasingly more questions arise about the sustainability aspects of burning wood. The new brochure 'Duurzaamheidsaspecten van houtige biomassa in de glastuinbouw' ('Sustainability aspects of woody biomass in.....

China: Scientists develop power-generating windows

Environmentally friendly building trends have boosted the popularity of window coatings that keep heating and cooling costs down by blocking out unneeded parts of sunlight. They have also inspired scientists and engineers to create thin, see-through solar cells to turn windows into miniature electricity.....

NL: Tesselaar Freesia realizes country's largest solar water heating project

A first in the Netherlands: Tesselaar Freesia’s new sunlight system that realizes greenhouse heating without fossil fuel. This will be the largest sunlight system in the Netherlands. Owner and initiator Pip Tesselaar is currently working on the development of this innovative, sustainable project on a.....

Blooming Breeders meeting at Vreeken Bouvardia

Dutch grower achieves energy savings after switching to DC

Vreeken Bouvardia is the first grower in the Netherlands who has switched to DC. This not so recent news involves more than the average person probably suspects - and that average person was represented by Blooming Breeders at a recent meeting. A group of about 30 people visited Jaap Vreeken's company to.....

New CHP product: 5% increase in electrical efficiency

Tecogen, a manufacturer of clean energy cogeneration products that, through patented technology, nearly eliminate criteria pollutants and significantly reduce a customer's carbon footprint, announces the official roll-out of the Tecopower line of cogeneration products. Tecopower is the latest upgrade of the.....

"Interplant Roses prioritises sustainability"

Interplant is striving to have as little impact on the environment as possible. As well as a fully enclosed hydroponics system with no discharge to the environment, and the widely acclaimed wetland which deals with reverse osmosis waste, at the same time providing a home to a wide variety of birdlife, the.....

Kenya: $125 million for geothermal, wind and solar resources

The National Treasury has allocated Sh115.9 billion [1.15 billion USD] for infrastructure projects, Sh19 billion less than what the Government allocated last year. Rotich has also allocated Sh12.7 billion [125 million USD] to support the exploration of geothermal, wind and solar resources, and Sh4.8 billion.....

How CHP could reduce your electricity costs

Around 50% of your electricity bill pays for taxes, levies and getting the electricity to you. By generating your own electricity using Combined Heat and Power (CHP) you will import less electricity from the grid and therefore, avoid paying these.What is CHP?As the name suggests it is the simultaneous.....

Kenya: $29.5 million loan for Nakuru geothermal project

The African Development Bank approved on June 6, 2018 a senior loan of US $29.5 million and a concessional loan of US $20 million from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Clean Technology Fund (CTF) to Quantum Power East Africa GT Menengai Ltd.The funding will support the development of a 35-MW geothermal.....

Netherlands: Fachjan installs 270 solar panels on roof

Fachjan is taking more and more steps to work climate-neutral. Recently, solar panels have been placed on the roof of the warehouse and quarantine rooms for a next step in making the company more sustainable.In total, 270 solar panels have been installed that will provide the largest part of the electricity.....

UK: £1.4m grant for geothermal power source at Eden Project

Cornwall Council committed to exploring the future potential of hot rocks beneath Cornwall, by approving a £1.4m grant to Eden-EGS Energy to unlock a new deep geothermal project at the Eden Project, near St Austell.Council Leader Adam Paynter welcomed the decision by members to approve the £1.4m grant,.....

Kenya drops budget cap to reach oil-cash deal

Kenya agreed to drop budget-allocation limits for oil-rich counties in order to break a deadlock in passing a revenue-sharing law that’s delayed production.The nation has signed agreements with Tullow Oil Plc, Africa Oil Corp. and Maersk oil on a joint development study for a pipeline linking the oilfields.....

Kenya: Flower farm takes legal action against Ketraco

A Kenyan flower farm, Afriscan, has obtained a court order to stop the construction of the electricity transmission line linking Lake Turkana wind farm to the national grid."This application is hereby certified urgent and should be served upon the respondent within seven days for inter partes hearing on May.....

GDC to up geothermal training for African countries

The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) is committed to build the geothermal capacity of African Countries in a bid to transform the region into a powerhouse.Speaking in Naivasha, Nakuru County the inaugural African Geothermal Center of Excellence (AGCE) short training, the GDC General Manager, Strategy,.....