Thermal screens along with a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system are used to provide the glasshouses with heat, power and CO2.
The CHP process involves burning gas in onsite engines designed to produce electricity. Within the combustion process, heat and flue gases are produced as ‘waste products’, and the electricity is distributed to the national grid.
The heat is then stored in large buffer tanks, allowing the hot water to be used as required. The flue gases are cleaned using a catalytic converter and the CO2 can be pumped into the glasshouse for improved plant growth and fruit quality.