Beleaf in green: foot off the gas by Bestplant

How do you grow plants with as little gas consumption as possible? One of the solutions is the use of geothermal heat. Several growers have already switched to this. One of them is Dutch nursery Bestplant. Bestplant is specialized in growing one of the most air-purifying plants; the Spathiphyllum. Besides the Spathiphyllum, the grower also breeds Hydrangeas, Chlorophytum Orchidastrums and Portulacas.

Growing tropical plants gas-free
Take your foot off the gas. Bestplant has a good alternative: Geothermal energy. A geothermal well of 2,500 meters deep pumps up hot water to heat the greenhouses. The water goes back into the well when it has cooled down. Therefore, the energy supply is virtually never-ending. As a result, Bestplant has reduced its gas consumption by 70%. This is a reduction of 1,693,800 m3 of gas per year. This is equal to 1,129 households.

Besides geothermal heat, Bestplant also applies the following sustainable techniques:

  • a heat storage tank with a capacity of 2,400 m3
  • 450 solar panels, which produce 150,000 kW of electricity annually
  • collection and re-use of rainwater
  • the use of biological control
  • cardboard boxes and paper sleeves as packaging material
  • the use of energy screens to keep the heat in the greenhouse

For more information:
OZ Planten
Magnolia 11 VBA Zuid
1424 LA De Kwakel
Postbus 1076
1430 BB Aalsmeer
+31 297 380 780

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