New joint venture will explore locally generated power solutions for greenhouse industry

According to The Hydrogen Integrated Greenhouse Horticultural Energy partnership, which includes the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers, the University of Windsor and Kruger Energy, is putting together the economic and regulatory modelling required to launch a pilot project in a year.

The project ultimately proposes building a commercial facility that uses wind turbines to produce electricity and hydrogen that greenhouse operators can access without the need of the region’s main transmission lines.

“I think it’s an opportunity to look at renewables,” said Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers general manager Joe Sbrocchi.

I’m optimistic the project will prove successful. We’re looking at multiple avenues to create a green and circular economy.

“This would remove demand on the grid. That helps other sectors too, such as electric vehicles and the other stuff that goes with it, to continue to grow.”

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