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Energy-efficient systems star at GreenTech


June 10, 2014
By Dave Harrison

June 10, 2014, Amsterdam — The ID Kas® concept developed by Technokas,
in co-operation with Duijvestijn Tomatoes, Boal Systems and Scheuten
Glas, has been named Overall Winner of the GreenTech Innovation Award
2014.

June 10, 2014, Amsterdam — The ID Kas® concept developed by Technokas, in co-operation with Duijvestijn Tomatoes, Boal Systems and Scheuten Glas, has been named Overall Winner of the GreenTech Innovation Award 2014.

Jury chairman Aalt Dijkhuizen presented the award this morning during the official opening of GreenTech Amsterdam 2014, the first edition of the international tradeshow on horticulture technology.

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The awards jury selected two category winners. ID Kas won in the Equipment category, and Futagrow from Metazet/FormFlex won in the Production category.

ID Kas was designated the Overall Winner "because it concerns an innovative greenhouse concept with great eye for detail and taking all aspects into consideration," noted the jury.

"It has been developed in close collaboration with the end-user and shows impressive results, with energy savings up to 60 per cent and increased productivity."

This sustainable, energy-efficient greenhouse uses double panes of glass with an anti-reflective coating.

Also, the concept consists of a completely new greenhouse construction, making all the elements of the ID Kas fit perfectly. “The jury therefore considers the ID Kas a new concept with a great future,” said Dijkhuizen.

Technokas had a second nomination (Daylight Greenhouse), “emphasizing its unique ability to innovate.”

FUTAGROW

Futagrow is a clever “cradle-to-cradle” cultivation system for greenhouse vegetable production that combines increased production per square metre with less input.

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It changes crops several times a year, ensuring healthy young plants and an increased production of more than 20 per cent, where the carbon footprint is reduced up to 25 per cent.

“This is a market-oriented concept with a very promising future,” noted the jury.

Some 53 entries were submitted this year.

GreenTech continues to Thursday (June 12) in Amsterdam RAI.


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