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Energy efficiency is not just low-hanging fruit; it is fruit on the ground. Stephen Chu, US Secretary of Energy

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    The who’s who of horticulture came together on 12-14 June in Amsterdam at GreenTech, one of the biggest exhibitions of its kind for the industry. The event is a showcase of the latest developments and innovations in horticultural technology covering all aspects of growing. More
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    Food for the system

    13.06.2018

    I recently went to ‘edie Live’, a two-day show dedicated to energy, sustainability and resource efficiency. The focus this year was on ‘achieving a sustainable future’ and the programme featured a range of exhibitors and seminars. More
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    There are few things that irritate me more than non-recyclable plastics. On a daily basis, I seem to be reminded of how wasteful we are as a society. Just by opening the dustbin, at work and at home, my heart sinks to see copious amounts of single-use plastic and unnecessary packaging, particularly from food. More
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    UK growers may have heard of Next Generation Growing (NGG), but could be forgiven for not really knowing what it is. In essence, it refers to a set of growing techniques, developed in the Netherlands over the last decade or so, with the aim of empowering the plant – i. More
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    A Dutch grower, Lans Zeeland, has recently become the first to grow tomatoes in a large greenhouse under a full-LED setup, where growers have previously used HPS lamps or hybrid setups. Although the LED units look similar to SON-T lamps, rather than the red/blue installations often used in trials, it behaves differently from a conventional lamp. More
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    Rarely a week goes by when Elon Musk, of Tesla and SpaceX fame, is not featured in the news. Many will be aware of his desire to colonise Mars, and no one can deny his commitment to developing rockets that may one day take us there. Before anyone ever sets foot on the Red Planet, however, numerous supply ships will have had to deposit the essential equipment to support life. More

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