Delta Greenhouse Introduces New Green Technology

By | April 7, 2014

A Ladner greenhouse celebrated the introduction of a groundbreaking renewable energy technology. Officials from the agricultural sector, government agencies, and several energy firms were on hand at Village Farms for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the on-site quad-generation project, the first ever for a greenhouse. Using fuel cell technology, the “clean-tech” project processes landfill gas for the commercial production of renewable heat and food grade carbon dioxide (CO2) to benefit the Village Farms operation. It also produces electricity and hydrogen for additional commercial markets. The $7.5 million project, which received funding from several agri-food agencies, was a partnership among Village Farms, Quadrogen Power Systems Inc., FuelCell Energy Inc. and the National Research Council of Canada.

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