Energy

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…


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