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Greenhouse would benefit from biogas proposal
Earlier this week, the City of Toronto’s executive committee approved a staff report seeking authority to implement a biogas utilization system that would convert biogas produced at the City’s Green Lane Landfill (near St. Thomas) into renewable energy, specifically electricity and heat.
A hungry locavore has been living behind Vandermeer Greenhouses in Niagara-on-the-Lake since April of 2009, feeding mainly on a diet of grape pomace as well as some corn, “off-spec” dry dog food, fermented grass, and peppers in season.
Feb. 10, 2010 — Every hour the sun produces the same amount of energy that the world uses in a year. An extensive study into the conversion of sunlight into energy and nutrients by plants and algae – or, to give it its correct name, photosynthesis – has received an investment of 25 million euros from the Dutch government.
The Ontario government has set the ambitious goal of phasing out coal in its hydro generating plants by 2014. It’s all part of the much ballyhooed Green Energy Act.
Jan. 8, 2010, Toronto – Consider the benefits of generating green energy from renewable sources such as the sun, wind, water or bioenergy, and selling it for a guaranteed price.
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Generating power … and money in Ontario
Consider the benefits of generating green energy from renewable sources such as the sun, wind, water or bioenergy, and selling it for a guaranteed price.
Dec. 9, 2009, Toronto – Just in time for the critical climate talks now underway in Copenhagen, new data once again confirms significant greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions from global biofuels production.
Vanderveens’ Greenhouses, one of the largest greenhouse operations on the Prairies, was facing a dilemma shared by many other greenhouse growers.  
The Van Nieuwenhuyzen family at Vanco Farms in Mt. Albion, Prince Edward Island, has a knack for innovation.
Sept. 1, 2009, Guelph, Ont. — Local energy provider Ag Energy Co-operative is taking solar electricity generation to far-reaching heights.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Solar energy from ‘sunflower’
Local energy provider Ag Energy Co-operative is taking solar electricity generation to far-reaching heights.
In continuing our discussion regarding renewable energy options, this month’s topic is wind power. There are few technologies that attract as many positive and negative opinions as man’s attempt to harness the power of the wind to produce electricity.
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Closed-loop
gasification units

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, or environmentally friendly fuel source. Using any source of waste as a feedstock, its units can produce significant heat for a greenhouse.
Pyramid Farms of Leamington has been poised to expand for a number of years. It has a great product line. It has the land. It has the necessary water rights. It has the expertise and business experience after some 44 years of growing greenhouse vegetable crops.
June 16, 2009 – Heating buildings and business operations with biomass fuel is the focus of a new MSU Extension publication written by Dr. C.H. Schilling at Saginaw Valley State University and Mark Seamon, Thomas Dudek and Stephen Harsh from Michigan State University.

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