EnviroCrops app – a decision support tool for the biomass sector

The EnviroCrops web app project has been awarded £1.57 million of funding from BEIS through the Biomass Feedstocks Innovation (BFI) Programme. The project is led by the Agri…

Hinton getting geothermal energy project with integrated vertical farm

What started as one Calgary company’s effort to extract a renewable energy source has now turned into a combined food security venture with its eyes looking stories high. Development on the Latitude 53 project began a few years ago as a new geothermal energy extraction operation coming to Hinton. It is…

Photosynthetic brand launched by Rift Labs

LED technology company Rift Labs has launched a new brand Photosynthetic, offering lighting solutions that aim to improve yield and quality of the product, reduce production costs and help growers achieve profitability. Photosynthetic offers the following solutions: Self-contained R&D Lab for plant science…

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Sustainability assessment of FLOCponics compared to stand-alone hydroponic and biofloc systems

FLOCponics is an intensive integrated agri-aquaculture system that combines biofloc-based aquaculture with hydroponics. Since research on FLOCponics is in its early stage of development, and many aspects of this system still need to be explored, the objective of this study was to assess and discuss the…

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France: Pilot hydrovoltaic project powering hydroponic farm officially opened

French renewables company Q Energy France along with local startup Aquacosy, have officially inaugurated the country’s ‘very first’ hydrovoltaic prototype project with 9.3 kW solar PV capacity to power a hydroponics site with encouraging initial results. The pilot project has been operational since…

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Energy crisis could seriously affect high-tech vertical farming

The energy crisis claims many victims. One of them could be high-tech vertical farming. In this sector, electricity costs for lighting account for up to 70 % of total costs, depending on the technology. In view of the skyrocketing electricity prices, this could be the death knell for the industry. The…

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The Netherlands could, if needed, gradually shut the gas off

On Friday, the 9th of September, Dutch Climate and Energy Minister, Rob Jetten, updated the House of Representatives on the Protect and Restore Gas Plan, which the government…

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Agrivoltaics: Co-locating solar and agriculture yields mutual benefits

Solar energy is central to models of environmental sustainability, but not all projects are built the same. One concern in energy development, renewable or otherwise, is the concept of "energy sprawl," which is the dedication of land for energy production and distribution. Environment California…

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Carbon dioxide: Making a clean and consistent way to generate CO2 onsite a reality

"What we know and found is that today, a lot of vertical farms are using unsustainable cylinders and tanks for their carbon needs, often produced as a byproduct from fossil fuel production," says Estee Chaikin, CMO at SkyTree. "In addition, transport costs and the costs per kg of CO2 continue to…

11 ways to reduce vertical farm operating costs

While indoor vertical farms allow farming entrepreneurs to grow multiple crops in a smaller footprint than traditional agriculture, to reduce vertical farm operating costs there are still short and long-term financial considerations that should be addressed when planning and operating your urban…


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