Treena Hein

Treena Hein

Tuesday, 17 July 2012
It is currently possible to re-use water several times to irrigate plants in a greenhouse, but technology that will allow water re-use an infinite number of times is almost here - one of many technologies being showcased at the High Tech Greenhouse 2020 project (part of the Floriade 2012 World Horticultural Expo in the Netherlands).

Monday, 16 July 2012
A greenhouse integrating food production, algae production for bio-diesel, and aquaculture has just opened in Minnesota, as part of the Silver Bay Eco-Industrial Business Park. The University of Minnesota is a project partner.

Sunday, 15 July 2012
Running of the sprinkler pump, cooling of a building and the greenhouse fans at The Mustard Seed near Chaska, Minnesota are all being powered by the wind. Owner Mark Halla took advantage of federal grants to install the power generation system and expects payback in five years.

Thursday, 12 July 2012
Aquatop, a new ‘smart’ cover for greenhouses that allows both energy and light management, features cutting-edge heat exchange technology involving a large area of water. The tech was just presented at High-Tech Greenhouse 2020 (part of Floriade 2012 World Horticultural Expo in the Netherlands).

Thursday, 12 July 2012
Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced this week that her ministry will initiate an in-depth scientific study into possible adverse effects of living near wind power projects.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012
"We are fortunate in Canada to have an abundance of energy right across the country - so abundant that 'big picture' energy planning has never had to be consistent across the nation," says 360 Energy's Lisa Brodeur.
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
“LED light has so much potential. It is paramount to continue the research of LEDs” – this is the opinion of Tom Dueck, an agricultural researcher at Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands.

Monday, 09 July 2012
2012 — Efficiency on the double: Energy Edge takes a close look at combined heat and power - who should consider it, return on investment, electricity feed-in tariff contracts and more.

Friday, 06 July 2012
How much can the use of LED lights increase greenhouse yields and decrease producers’ energy costs? Several US universities are involved in research on high-wire tomatoes and ornamental plants that will produce answers to this question by end of 2012.

Thursday, 05 July 2012
Step 4 in 'The Journey to Energy Excellence for Greenhouses' from 360 Energy is 'Plan Implementation.' "Now that an organization has made the decision to go on the 'Journey' and has written a sustainable energy plan/program, the fourth step is to begin implementing that plan," says Quality Assurance Supervisor Lisa Brodeur.

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