Energy efficiency is not just low-hanging fruit; it is fruit on the ground. Stephen Chu, US Secretary of Energy
  • 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.
  • The Feed-in Tariff (FiT) is a government subsidy paid for renewable electricity generation and is a fixed payment per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity generated. The rate paid varies by technology and also by size of project, with small- to medium-scale installations receiving higher rates.
  • The European Commission’s Renewable Energy Directive puts the UK on a path to sourcing 15% of all its energy from renewable sources by 2020.
  • 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.