Contents tagged with energy

11 March 2021

Join us to hear about some of the latest highlights from the protected vine crop industry and AHDB-funded projects. A range of topics will be presented, from information on contact transmissible viruses, crop protection, energy, and labour management.

21 January 2021

How do you know when you’ve reached net zero? What defines the limits of the supply chain that you need to consider?

21 January 2021

How can improvements and innovations in technology help farmers and growers achieve net zero?

19 August 2020

A well-sealed store will decrease your energy bills, and increase the efficiency on sprout suppressants like ethylene and spearmint oil

2 December 2020

The principles and benefits of diffuse light in greenhouse crops are widely accepted. In this document, we remind ourselves why diffuse light is important, explain how it is measured and the different solutions available to enable this benefit in your greenhouse.

2 December 2020

Biomass boilers can also enable power generation. This allows simultaneous generation of usable heat and electricity and is known as Biomass Combined Heat and Power (CHP). Read more about this topic in this technical update.

2 December 2020

Energy makes the world go round and it can manifest itself in many forms including radiation, light and chemical. However, we are mostly concerned with it as heat, electricity or as fuel (i.e. oil, gas, wood etc.) which, for the most part we pay for. It’s important that we are able to measure it, so we can evaluate and compare its costs and assess how efficiently it’s being used. Read more about how best to measure your energy use in this technical updates.

2 December 2020

Screens have become an essential tool for energy saving, shading and climate control in modern protected horticulture. New screen materials which save more heat energy and transmit more light have been developed, enabling screens to be deployed more in the daytime, or in double layers. There has never been a wider range of screen materials to give the optimum balance between energy saving, light transmission and shading. Read more in this technical update.

2 December 2020

Circulation fans have been widely used in greenhouses for many years. A well designed fan installation will benefit the greenhouse climate by helping to maintain consistent temperature and humidity throughout the growing area.

2 December 2020

Heat pumps take low grade heat from the ground, water or air and boost it to higher temperatures to make it useable for heating. Read part one of this two-part technical update to find out more.

2 December 2020

What are the practicalities of installing heat pumps? Read part two of this two-part technical update.

21 December 2020

Biomass heating has become more popular over recent years, but one disadvantage has been that biomass boiler flue gasses can't be used for CO2 enrichment without cleaning them. Read this technical update to read about developments in biomass flue gas cleaning systems.

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