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  • GreenHouse Partners With EnergyConnect on Automated Demand Response

    GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GRHU) ("GreenHouse"), a leading provider of energy efficiency solutions and sustainable facilities products, today announced a partnership with EnergyConnect, Inc. (OTCBB: ECNG), a forerunner in the development of smart grid demand response services and technologies. Together, the companies ...


  • Mastering Greenhouse Efficiency with Robotics at Vineland

    Imagine technology that could preemptively find disease in plants, allowing growers to address it proactively. Or sensors that could help irrigate more resourcefully. Or robots that could selectively harvest ripe crops. At Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Niagara, it seems as though the future is now. Vineland’s Robotics & Automation team — comprised of 5 PhDs and 6 ...

  • Combatting diseases in the greenhouse before they become visible

    A camera that maps photosynthesis, a DNA test that can measure the slightest traces of pathogens, or a precision spray system that only affects the plant and not the surrounding air… The Gezonde Kas (‘healthy greenhouse’) project has, over the last four years, allowed for the development of a sophisticated system of monitoring and disease control. It is now ready for practical ...

  • Research and Commercialization Unite at the New Vineland Greenhouse Technology Centre

    The new, pre-scale commercial greenhouse facility at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland Station, ON, will help accelerate the commercialization of innovative technologies and products coming out of research.  Located in Canada’s Niagara region, the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is dedicated to horticultural science and innovation. The 100-year-old research ...

  • NREL Assesses Strategies Needed for Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Reduction

    The White House wants to cut U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 percent by 2050, but the goal raises questions about one of the greatest sources of those pollutants, light-duty vehicles (LDVs). The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has taken a close look at what specific combination of measures national experts have determined is needed to slash LDV emissions ...

  • GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Control Engineering, Inc.

    GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GRHU), a leading provider of energy efficiency solutions and sustainable infrastructure products, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Costa Mesa, CA based Control Engineering, Inc. (CEI), a provider of automation and control solutions including engineering, installation and integration services. The CEI team are experts in multiple ...


  • GreenHouse Holdings, Inc., Selected to Provide Auto Demand Response Services to Bimeda(R)

    GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GRHU), a leading provider of energy efficiency solutions and sustainable infrastructure products, today announced that it has been engaged to implement Southern California Edison's (SCE) Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) program for Bimeda®, a global supplier of veterinary medicine. GreenHouse has identified over $39,000 of incentives from SCE, for which this ...


  • GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. Selected to Provide Auto Demand Response Services to International Paper

    GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GRHU), a leading provider of energy efficiency solutions and sustainable infrastructure products, today announced that it has been engaged to implement Southern California Edison's (SCE) Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) program for two International Paper facilities in Camarillo and Santa Paula, CA. Initially, GreenHouse will work with site personnel to ...


  • GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. Selected to Provide Auto Demand Response Services to the City of Carson

    GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GRHU), a leading provider of energy efficiency solutions and sustainable infrastructure products, today announced that it has been engaged to implement Southern California Edison's (SCE) Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) program for the City of Carson. Preliminary audits conducted by GreenHouse indicate the city will be eligible for over $70,000 of incentives ...


  • Exciting News for Vineland with FedDev Investment Announcement

    Member of Parliament Vance Badawey, Niagara Centre and Member of Parliament Chris Bittle, St. Catharines announced $5.76 million in FedDev Ontario funding for Vineland’s new Collaborative Greenhouse Technology Centre at a special event June 3. Hon Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Alan Caslin, Niagara Regional Chair were also present to discuss the ...

  • Lufa farms - re-inventing farming for the Urban age

    In an effort to bring attention to sustainable urban agriculture and direct-to-consumer farm relationships, Lufa Farms -- the world's first rooftop commercial greenhouse - will contribute one percent of the value of each fresh produce basket it sells to consumers to the David Suzuki Foundation. Mohamed Hage, founder and president of Lufa Farms, said Lufa also will make a small cash donation to ...


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  • Decrease water emission in Egyptian vegetable production

    Egypt is an important exporter of vegetables to Europe (like the well-known beans) and the Middle East. For the intensive cultivation of tomatoes and sweet peppers plastic greenhouses are used. Problems with soil diseases, water use and emission of nutrients are increasing. The collaborating Egyptian and Dutch governments are stimulating Egyptian companies to organise research into biological ...

  • Selective broccoli harvester increases uniformity and quality of the product

    Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture is developing a harvester for broccoli. This robot is different from other mechanical harvesters by adding a selectivity feature: an intelligent Computer Vision system registers and selects only the broccoli of a pre-determined exact size and leaves the remainder until another optimal harvesting moment is reached. A broccoli crop does not grow in an uniform ...

  • CleanGrow introduces first-in-kind multi-ion CNT-based sensor for horticultural and other applications

    This week at Horti Fair in The Netherlands, the horticulture industry's premier tradeshow, CleanGrow will introduce its breakthrough multi-ion measurement solution capable of analyzing up to six ions simultaneously. The product combines a carbon nanotube-based sensor with a multi-ion meter for on-site measurements and real-time feedback. Currently optimized for horticultural applications, the ...


    By CleanGrow

  • The Role of Forest Carbon in Emerging Ecomarkets Will be Significant

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va., — Forest carbon will play a significant role in emerging environmental markets designed to address climate change, despite the reluctance of some countries to accept forest carbon offsets, predicted environmental economics expert Ricardo Bayon at a seminar for forestry professionals representing all facets of the industry. “Forest carbon has been ostracized by the world’s ...


    By ImageTree Corporation

  • Eaton Announces Halo Photo Contest in Support of ENERGY STAR® Program

    Power management company Eaton today announced that its Cooper Lighting Division is now accepting entries for the first annual Halo® Photo Contest. The competition hopes to bring awareness of light-emitting diode (LED) ENERGY STAR® certified lighting fixtures and the benefits and achievements of the ENERGY STAR program. “As an ENERGY STAR partner, we’re excited about how this ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • OnSite Energy is Proud to Announce a New Partnership with Michigan State University Extension`s Freeway to Fuels Project

    In an effort to GO GREEN, OnSite Energy is proud to announce a new partnership with Michigan State University Extension's Freeway to Fuels project. The Freeway to Fuels project will test the potential of growing oilseed crops for bioenergy production. Phase I explored the feasibility of growing, harvesting and utilizing bioenergy crop on ...


    By Michigan State University

  • USDA awards more than US$28m in specialty crop research

    Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer has announced that USDA awarded more than $28 million through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) to solve critical specialty crop agriculture issues, address priorities and solve problems through multifunctional research and extension. The Specialty Crop Research Initiative was established by the 2008 Farm Bill to support the specialty crop industry by ...

  • NASCAR green continues steady growth with addition of Eaton

    Drivers, charge your engines. NASCAR announced today a new multi-year official agreement with Eaton, a leader in developing global solutions for today’s most critical electrical power management challenges. The new alliance designates Eaton as the ‘Official EV Provider for NASCAR Green,’ bolstering the growing roster of companies utilizing the NASCAR Green platform to validate ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Symposium Tackles Golden Horseshoe’s Ag Identity

    The Town of Lincoln and Niagara College hosted an agricultural symposium last week, inviting 90 people in the agricultural sector from across the Golden Horseshoe to talk about growing the food and farming cluster in the region. In the photo, answering questions from the audience are presenters, from left: VRIC CEO Jim Brandle, GHFFA executive director Janet Horner, Food and Beverage Ontario ...

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