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  • Lighting strategies for LEDs in greenhouse horticulture

    The use of assimilation lighting in greenhouse horticulture has increased by 10% per year during the past decade, leading to a considerable increase in electricity consumption. LED lighting systems have a variety of advantages, ranging from their small size, high energy conversion efficiency to the option to emit specific wavelengths. In the EU project HI-LED, Wageningen UR Greenhouse ...

  • Robot harvests autonomously first sweet-peppers in the greenhouse

    The robot to harvest ripe fruits fully autonomously is a result of the European FP7 project Clever Robots for Crops, CROPS, which is coordinated by Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture. After 3.5 years of research the integration of the final modules was completed. The base of the robot consists out of a carrier platform on which a robotic arm with the end-effector to grip and cut the fruit, ...

  • Helping countries reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

    With the consequences of climate change for the world's food production systems becoming increasingly clear, more needs to be done to capitalize on agriculture's potential to mitigate global warming, says a new FAO guidance document published today. Agriculture is directly responsible for over 10 percent of all human-caused ...

  • Can Livestock Help Reduce Greenhouse Gases?

    Wider use of best practices and technologies could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the livestock industry, according to a recent United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report. The 139-page report, “Tackling climate change through livestock: A global assessment of emissions and mitigation opportunities,” is ...

  • Greenhouse Gas CO2 Sidetracked in Oceans` Twilight Zone

    WOODS HOLE, Massachusetts (ENS) - Climate experts have relied on the oceans to absorb enough of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide to slow global warming, but new research by an international team of scientists shows that the oceans may have little impact on changes in the atmosphere or climate. The research indicates that instead of sinking, carbon dioxide is often consumed by ...

  • Can a Greenhouse Grow Energy Savings, Too?

    A grocery store, greenhouse, hotel and community college will be among a diverse group of West Coast organizations testing the next generation of fuel cells that produce both electric power and heat while saving energy, thanks to a $2.8 million combined industry and government award announced today by the Department of Energy’s ...

  • Bush Orders First Federal Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

    WASHINGTON, DC - After resisting the regulation of greenhouse gases since he took office in 2001, President George W. Bush today signed an Executive Order directing four federal agencies to develop regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions from new mobile sources. Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide emitted by the combustion of fossil fuels, contribute to global climate ...

  • 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 ...


  • Greenhouse complex super sizes its CHP system

    A greenhouse complex in the Netherlands is dramatically cutting both its greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs after installation of a powerful new 2MW combined heat and power (CHP) system by cogeneration specialist ENER-G (www.energ.co.uk)Venlo-based Growery Leurs is using the top-end CHP system, which operates at 96.4% total efficiency, to provide heat combined with carbon ...


    By ENER-G

  • Improving environmental performance of road transport in Europe

    Europe's road transport has made a clear contribution to economic growth, but its environmental performance is still unacceptable. Traffic congestion, poorer air quality, noise and in particular greenhouse gas emissions are some of the key challenges effectively addressed by six initiatives identified by the European Environment Agency as success stories. The report, 'Success stories within the ...

  • Sweeper (Sweet pepper harvesting robot) tested in greenhouse Belgium

    In the past week the Sweeper team has performed tests with their harvest robot in the greenhouse of partner Research Station for Vegetable Production at Sint Katelijne-Waver in Belgium. The data of the tests will be used for improving the vision algorithms for detecting ripe fruits and approach path of the robot. The goal of the Sweeper project is to develop a robotic harvesting system for sweet ...

  • 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 to Present at the Rodman and Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference

    SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/01/10 -- GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GRHU) ("GreenHouse"), a San Diego, California-based integrated energy solutions provider and developer of eco-friendly infrastructure, announced today the Company will be presenting at the Rodman and Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference in New York City on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 11:40 a.m. EDT. ...


  • EPA helps supermarkets save money, reduce greenhouse gases

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has quadrupled the number of participants in its voluntary program designed to reduce the use of ozone-depleting refrigerants in the nation’s grocery stores. Launched in November 2007, the GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership has shown how EPA works with supermarkets to achieve environmental goals that also help the bottom line. Supermarket ...

  • GreenHouse Holdings Poised to Benefit From US Spending Reductions

    GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GRHU) ("GreenHouse"), a San Diego, California-based integrated energy solutions provider and developer of eco-friendly infrastructure, today announced that the Company believes its current product offerings can benefit from the legislated cost cutting efforts in the Defense budget. The Company is poised to financially benefit from the Department of Defense's ...


  • Environment Agency: Waste materials used as fuel will reduce greenhouse emissions

    Waste materials used as fuel for generating electricity and heat could play an important role in meeting the UK’s renewable energy and greenhouse emissions targets, a new report suggests. Biomass – carbon sink or carbon sinner?,a report published by the Environment Agency finds that using biomass to generate electricity can deliver ...

  • GreenHouse Awarded $151 Million Contract to Build a National Security Training Center

    GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. ("GreenHouse") (OTCBB: GRHU) announced today that it has been awarded a $151 million contract for the design, development and construction of the Carlstrom National Security Training Center ("Carlstrom") in Central Florida. The contract was awarded to GreenHouse's wholly-owned subsidiary, Life Protection, Inc., by the Pinnacle Performance Group, the executive director ...


  • Crop performance matters when evaluating GHGs

    Measuring the emission of greenhouse gases from croplands should take into account the crops themselves. That’s the conclusion of a study in the September-October issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality, which examined the impact of farm practices such as tillage on the greenhouse gas, nitrous oxide (N2O). Expressing emissions per unit of crop yield rather than on a more conventional ...

  • Carbon Sciences to Provide Breakthrough Solution to the Growing Problem of Greenhouse Gases

    Carbon Sciences Inc. (CABN) (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to make gasoline and other fuels from natural gas and carbon dioxide, today announced its solution to the growing problem of greenhouse gases. The company's proprietary gas-to-liquids (GTL) process consumes two of the most dangerous gases -- CO2 and methane -- while producing transportation fuels. Byron Elton, ...


    By Carbon Sciences, Inc.

  • 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 ...


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