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    Ed

    Even in these modern times, waste remains a part of our daily lives. More
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    Ed

    On 27th July, AHDB Potatoes hosted the Postharvest Showcase in Sutton Bridge. Several members of the GrowSave team were in attendance to promote the project to the Potato sector, and to learn about developments affecting the potato industry. More
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    Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has been recently developed to help reduce the levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) entering the atmosphere, where it contributes towards the greenhouse effect and climate change. CCS technology can capture up to 90% of CO2 emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels in energy production and other industrial processes. More
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    Ed

    Your car probably has it, so why not your greenhouse? Energy saving is all the rage these days, and rightly so. Everyone is at it, especially ‘heavy’ users such as growers heating greenhouses. I am currently involved with a Growsave project, the aim of which is to reduce energy consumption in greenhouses by optimising the climate control system. More
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    An early form of central heating was developed by the Romans to distribute heat around bathhouses. Fast forward a couple of thousand years and a modern heat network might be in the form of a district heating scheme. This is where a central source supplies heat to an end user, ranging from a single building to a whole city. More
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    Jon

    The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have just announced the tariffs that will apply to the Non Domestic RHI scheme from 1 More
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    Ed

    Geothermal energy, although most effective in regions of volcanic activity where underground temperatures are highest, is an available energy source all around the globe. Whilst the Netherlands (hopefully!) may not be about to erupt, a group of Dutch growers has invested in geothermal energy to heat their greenhouses. More
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    Jon

    Four experts in the Dutch "New Way of Growing" programme will summarise their top energy saving tips and tricks at two seminars on the 20th and 21st April 2016.  More
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    Tim

    A group of growers attended an open day at Red Roofs Nursery on the 7th of July to hear about the results of an HDC trial into the performance of a refrigeration-based dehumidification system. The project, which is now in its second year, is showing an impressive reduction in heat use, but unfortunately this is coming at the expense of yield in the tomato crop that’s being grown. More
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    Chris

    On 30th April 2014 we held a GrowSave training event to give UK growers a detailed insight into the Dutch New Way of Growing approach, and to help them understand how to implement the findings. More