AHDB News March 2017

Look inside... 03 04 Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit » » Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur » » Duis aute irure dorepre » » Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet » » Ros augiam, velesed dolorer si » » Ut alissit alit iure feu faccum nul lutatie » » Lenismod magna alisi eraese » » Vertical Farming – what’s it all about? Gre nhouses as Power Producers Next Generation Growing – humidity control Energy Market Update FOR THE HORTICULTURAL INDUSTRY NOVEMBER 2016 EnergyNews for the horticultural industry March 7 Horticulture to play a role in reducing greenhouse gases? Reducing atmospheric CO 2 may well help to save our planet and that’s not just about stopping emissions; it extends to mopping up what CO 2 there already is in the atmosphere. Pursuing this idea, Dutch energy and environment consultancy Ecofys, and Imperial College, have supported the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) by delivering a three-month project examining the potential for using captured CO 2 in the UK. The objective of the work was to stimulate the commercialisation of carbon capture technologies and the long term abatement of CO 2 . ***Stop Press*** In this edition of AHDB Grower, find out about our upcoming event: ‘What’s Next for Renewable Heating?’ The project considered the most promising uses of CO 2 , with building product manufacture and synthetic fuel production being assessed alongside CO 2 enrichment in horticulture. The work didn’t just look at the state of development of utilisation technologies; it also considered quantities, locations and cost benefits for the industries using CO 2 . Particular emphasis was put on where quick wins could be achieved to kick start the Carbon Capture and Use (CCU) sector in the UK. Greenhouse horticulture featured highly in the pecking order of potential uses presented at a stakeholder workshop in London on December 5 th 2016. The project team explained that major attractions of horticulture are that CO 2 delivery technology is developed and already used by growers, and that the market potential is high compared to uses in other industries. However, questions still surround the availability of CO 2 in the right locations and whether it can be delivered at a competitive price. Ecofys have experience of the OCAP pipeline in Holland, which transports CO 2 captured from industrial sources in the Rotterdam area to horticultural clusters in the Westland. The project team were able to use this to model how similar approaches might be introduced to the UK. APS Salads Technical Director, Phil Pearson, has followed the delivery of the project and was in attendance at the stakeholder meeting. Phil raised questions about the commercial practicality of developing such a facility in the UK, but was encouraged by the findings. BEIS will now use the findings of the report to advise them on a policy framework for CCU. They are also considering what innovation support is needed to accelerate the commercial uptake of CCU in the UK, so keep an eye out for what might emerge. For more information see the GrowSave website http://bit.ly/2k52ZZJ The map used in this article has been used with the kind permission of OCAP 1RRUG]HH =DQGYRRUW ,-PXLGHQ +DDUOHP +RRIGGRUS /HLGHQ $PVWHUGDP 5RWWHUGDP 'HQ +DDJ $DOVPHHU :RHUGHQ %RGHJUDYHQ *RXGD :DGGLQ[YHHQ &DSHOOH DDQ GHQ ,-VVHO 0RHUGLMN +RRJYOLHW &2 EURQ , 6KHOO 3HUQLV &2 EURQ ,, $OFR (QHUJ\ 5RWWHUGDP =XLGSODVSROGHU 3ULP$ D 2RVWODQG :HVWODQG =RHWHUPHHU 5LMVZLMN (XURSRRUW 0DDVYODNWH 'HOIW $OSKHQ DDQ GHQ 5LMQ Supply CO 2 to greenhouses Supply CO 2 to greenhouses planned Underground CO 2 storage planned CO 2 pipeline CO 2 pipeline planned CO 2 source Supply CO 2 to greenhouses under development Supply zones OCAP