Another co-gen greenhouse project planned in the US

September 27, 2012
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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 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.

 

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.

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