Energy efficiency is a measure of energy used for delivering a given service. Improving energy efficiency means getting more from the energy that we use. DECC - Energy Efficiency Strategy: 'The Energy Efficiency Opportunity in the UK'
  • At the end of February 2014, twenty growers and horticultural industry professionals from the UK visited Ontario and British Columbia on a greenhouse horticulture study tour, organised by the GrowSave team. The group visited 14 organisations which comprised of nurseries, R&D facilities and industry suppliers.
  • Updates to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) came into effect on 1st July 2014. The changes included increased tariff rates, new technology eligibility and modified qualification rules.
  • Although the flue gasses from a biomass boiler are rich in carbon dioxide, they must be cleaned before they can be used for greenhouse enrichment. A system that does this is the ProSelect GC6, and the only nursery worldwide using the equipment is in Vancouver, Canada.
  • A presentation given by Farm Energy Centre's Chris Plackett at the TGA's 2013 Conference, on 26th September 2013.
  • It is very important to understand your actual heat demand pattern in as much detail as possible. Simplistic comparisons with existing equipment sizes can be misleading.
  • The type of biomass fuel selected impacts on all aspects of a project – design, specification and economics.
  • The choice of boiler depends on the type of fuel to be used. You must ensure that the fuel you have chosen and the equipment you are thinking about buying are compatible.
  • Before going ahead with a project, it is essential to carry out a full economic appraisal as part of the planning process.