Treena Hein

Treena Hein

Monday, 27 August 2012
Organic veggies, soil amendments, algae, electricity, CO2 and heat are all being created at Algae Aqua-Culture Technology’s self-sustaining and renewable ‘Stoltze Green Power House’ in Montana.

Friday, 24 August 2012
California-based LumiGrow LED greenhouse lighting company is now offering a ‘Fall 2012 pilot program’ available in Canada as well as the US. The program involves an assessment of a grower’s present greenhouse environment, crops and objectives, followed by a recommended lighting plan and its implementation.

Thursday, 23 August 2012
Yesterday, GE and Houweling’s Tomatoes unveiled the first US combined heat and power (CHP) greenhouse project that captures carbon dioxide for use in plant fertilization. Two GE 4.36-MW Jenbacher J624 turbocharged natural gas engines and a CO2 fertilization system provide inputs to Houweling’s 125-acre tomato greenhouse in Camarillo, California.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012
If you’re a regular Energy Edge reader, you know that managing energy is an ongoing process. “Those who look at their energy issues only once a year are typically paying 5 to 25 per cent more than they need to,” says 360 Energy’s Lisa Brodeur. 

Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Featuring an urban vegetable greenhouse design that integrates solutions for energy, excess heat and CO2 from industry, waste and water, the first ‘Plantagon’ greenhouse is under construction in the city of Linkoping, Sweden. The building of the vertical farm began in February 2012 and the first crop is expected in 2013.

Monday, 20 August 2012
The recent injection of 20 Bcf (billion cubic feet) of natural gas into storage continues to show that the supply/demand ratio is out of balance – often a signal for a price shift, says Michelle Vieira, sales, operations and member relations manager at Guelph, Ontario-based Ag Energy Co-Operative.

Friday, 17 August 2012
One of two renewable energy projects in BC being funded by the Governments of BC and Canada will provide green power to greenhouses.

Thursday, 16 August 2012
The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA), which calls itself “the leading independent voice in Canada to promote and advance energy efficiency and its related benefits to the economy and the environment,” announced a new President and CEO this week.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012
As more landfills look for ways to reduce the amount of garbage that is being accumulated, we are seeing more electricity being generated from landfill biogas, says 360 Energy's Lisa Brodeur. "The most recent example is approval for a new system in Fort McMurray AB, where they will be using the heat and electricity to fuel a new on-site greenhouse."

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Bayer CropScience has just opened a new three-story, 60,000 ft2 greenhouse research facility in North Carolina that was built with sustainability in mind --- a 70,000 gallon underground water storage tank for collected rainwater, for example, will reduce consumption of potable water for irrigation by approximately 700,000 gallons annually.

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