Energy

Guide to photosynthetically active radiation (PAR)

There are several different terms that are essential to understanding grow lighting and the optimisation of plant yields across multiple climates, grow spaces and plant types. One of the most important of these is photosynthetically active radiation, commonly referred to as PAR. In a recent blog post,…

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Study on use of microalgae as clean source of hydrogen production

Researchers at Monash University's Department of Chemical Engineering, IITB-Monash Research Academy Mumbai, and The Indian Institute of Technology's Department of Chemical Engineering have used reactive flash volatilisation (RFV) gasification technology to produce hydrogen using microalgae, giving rise…

CHAP webinar: bridging the gap between science and practice

Hosted by CHAP International business Manager Jenna Ross, the webinar aimed to open the doors of CHAP delivery partner, Cranfield University and show how the facilities can be used to better understand the complex interaction between soil properties and plant growth. CHAP Commercial Director Linsey…

"More light with a smaller fixture"

The development of LED lighting for greenhouse horticulture is constantly developing. The Dutch Powerhouse Monarch from Oreon was introduced exactly one year ago at Fruit…

"Finding a clean energy source for our farmers has been a mission for the company"

Food and commercial crops that grow outside can soak up sunshine in order to grow. But move those same plants indoors as part of so-called “controlled-environment agriculture” and the associated energy costs can make all but the highest-margin crops prohibitively expensive. That’s because in a greenhouse…


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