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A nation that can't control its energy sources can't control its future. Barack Obama

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  • This Technical Update looks at major developments in greenhouse heating and environmental control that are currently affecting the availability of CO2 for greenhouse atmosphere enrichment. Read More...
  • The use of thermal screens has become common place on many edible crop nurseries. They've been shown to save large amount of energy, paying back their cost quickly. In 2005, HDC project PC 198 showed that a thermal screen could save 100 kWh/m2 p.a. Read More...
  • CO2 enrichment is vital to the cost-effective production of many glasshouse crops. However, it can have a high energy cost. In this factsheet, Farm Energy Centre's Chris Plackett, and Steve Adams and Allen Langton from Warwick Horticultural Research International (HRI), discuss how to keep the energy expense of CO2 enrichment in check. Read More...
  • A half-day GrowSave workshop led by Farm Energy Centre, which provided growers with an interactive forum on the practical implementation of energy efficiency measures in high temperature protected cropping. With a focus on energy intensive production, the workshop was of particular interest to nurseries producing crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, aubergines, poinsettia, begonias, orchids and pot chrysanthemums. Read More...
  • It is common practice to use flue gases from boilers or Combined Heat and Power (CHP) units for CO2 enrichment in greenhouses. However, the problem is that little is known about how system age and design affect CO2 gas quality and crop performance. Read More...