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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…

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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…

New partnership will explore green hydrogen solutions for horticulture in the UK

CambridgeHOK have signed an agreement with London-based Protium Green Solutions to work together and help speed up the decarbonisation of the UK horticultural sector through…

Eco-friendly photovoltaic solutions that also work as greenhouse covers

Building integrated photovoltaics is a new way to conceive of photovoltaics that becomes useful in agriculture and consists in the design of innovative solutions to integrate devices that convert solar energy into electricity directly into the building.   Transparent pane The Italian team includes researchers from…

Rolls-Royce expands Power Systems business unit

Rolls-Royce has announced a $13.9m investment in its Power Systems business unit for the addition of a new research and development building and multi-phase expansion of its MTU power generation manufacturing facility in Mankato, Minnesota, USA. The project is a result of growth in the market – 2019 was…

NFU Energy

The right wood?

For those with biomass boilers, renewable heat is a critical aspect of their business. However, what you buy and use on site can carry more weight than most would think. In recent months, there have been significant developments and tightening of permitting compliance responsibilities regarding what wood boilers should be…

Vincent Stauffer, director of Hortinergy:

“We’ve made everything international in the new version”

In October, Hortinergy will launch the newest version of their software for the American market. Vincent Stauffer, director of the company explains what has changed since the previous version. The Hortinergy software is used to simulate and design traditional, closed and semi-closed greenhouse projects,…

Save energy in the fall

Changing seasons means it's time to reassess your lighting and watering goals for the Fall. As you know, greenhouse energy costs account for a significant share of a grow operation costs. Using…


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