Repurposing low quality produce into biomass for greenhouse heating

March 27, 2013
Written by
Poor quality vegetables will be converted into dry biomass to heat Provalor's glass greenhouse. (Courtesy of Jessicamera11/Flickr.)
Poor quality vegetables will be converted into dry biomass to heat Provalor's glass greenhouse. (Courtesy of Jessicamera11/Flickr.)
Provalor has been granted a 200,000 euro subsidy to fund a new biomass plant in the Netherlands, allowing the company to convert its own biomass into energy for its glasshouse.

Vegetables grown on site and deemed not suitable for marketing will be processed into dry biomass. This, in turn, will be converted into energy to heat the greenhouse.

 

HortiDaily notes that these vegetables are usually composted because they contain too much water to be used for biogas.

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Subscription Centre

New Subscription
Already a Subscriber
Customer Service
View Digital Magazine Renew

Most Popular

Latest Events

Poinsettia Open House
Tue Nov 20, 2018 @10:00am - 02:30pm
Farm Energy Workshop
Sat Nov 24, 2018
HortEast
Tue Nov 27, 2018
Great Lakes Expo 2018
Tue Dec 04, 2018 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Congress
Wed Jan 09, 2019

We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. To find out more, read our Privacy Policy.