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Another co-gen greenhouse project planned in the US


September 27, 2012
By Treena Hein


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Columbus County Ohio is planning a co-gen project that may involve greenhouses using 'waste' heat and steam. (Map courtesy Columbus County Economic Development)..

Columbus County (North Carolina) is making plans to work with a private company on a planned co-generation facility that will likely involve greenhouses.

 

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The proposed Columbus Renewable Energy facility may involve landfill gas, but the county’s economic director  would rather see electricity (and steam and heat for greenhouses) from the burning of storm-damaged wood and other wood materials.

The county currently has a produce wholesaler and two sweet potato processors (one is also a grower).

The County website states that “Agriculture represents a major component of the Columbus County economy, accounting for more than $165 million in annual cash receipts. Current major food crops grown on farms include corn, oats, peanuts, soybeans, wheat and various fruits.”

For more on the co-gen project, visit here.