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MSU offers biomass
pros and cons

Heating buildings and business operations with biomass fuel is the focus of a new MSU Extension publication.
May 25, 2009 - For almost every greenhouse grower in Canada, thoughts of alternative fuels has moved from “what if” to “when best.”
May 22, 2009, Leamington, Ont. — The Government of Canada is making smart investments to boost the local economy, create jobs and new markets for farmers and vegetable processors.
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Sakata strengthens trans-Atlantic marketing
Sakata has recently added new positions to its sales and marketing team in the Trans-Atlantic ornamentals market of Europe and the U.S.
April 27, 2009, Washington, D.C. — The U.S. National Arboretum is “going green” with the installation of its first solar-powered drip irrigation system that will save electricity and water at the 446-acre facility operated by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Washington, D.C.


March 24, 2009 – Ontario’s Green Energy Act, tabled earlier this month, has all the right tools to make renewable energy  a much greater contributor to the province’s energy mix, but there’s one thing missing: heat.
Over the past year, researchers from the University of Manitoba have completed a fourth round of tests in ongoing efforts to reduce heating costs, extend the growing season and improve the overall effectiveness of solar greenhouse operations in cold climates.
Jan. 26, 2009, Kingston, Ont. — Building regional agricultural co-operatives to supply agro-biomass to industry is a huge opportunity waiting to happen, says Paul Kennedy, an Ontario landowner.
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Growing fuel potential
of agro-biomass

Building regional agricultural
co-operatives to supply agro-biomass to industry is a huge opportunity waiting to happen, says Paul Kennedy, an Ontario landowner.
Dec. 19, 2008, Guelph, Ont. - Seas of prairie grasses are now blowing in the wind on farms in eastern Canada. With wood pellets becoming scarce and fossil fuel prices on a roller coaster, native grasses turned into pellets may just be one of our most important fuels of the future.
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Green energy from the farm
Seas of prairie grasses are now blowing in the wind on farms in eastern Canada. With wood pellets becoming scarce and fossil fuel prices on a roller coaster, native grasses turned into pellets may just be one of our most important fuels of the future.
Nov. 25, 2008, Richmond, B.C. – “Green” greenhouse energy will be among the Kwantlen Polytechnic University horticulture research initiatives to benefit from a $250,000 donation from The Richberry Group.
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Kwantlen's 'green' energy research boosted
“Green” greenhouse energy will be among the Kwantlen Polytechnic University horticulture research initiatives to benefit from a 250,000 dollar donation from The Richberry Group.
September 22, 2008, Vancouver — A greenhouse project has been selected as one of 15 innovative clean energy projects in British Columbia to receive funding from the province’s Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund. The project is headed by UBC’s Centre for Environmental Research in Minerals, Metals and Materials (CERM3).
NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Interest in geothermal
energy heating up

A greenhouse project has been selected as one of 15 innovative clean energy projects in British Columbia to receive funding from the province’s Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund. The project is headed by UBC’s Centre for Environmental Research in Minerals, Metals and Materials (CERM3).
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