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Energy consumption, one of the biggest challenges of the cannabis industry

Like every major industry, the cannabis industry has its fair share of challenges and problems. The biggest, from a technical perspective, being energy consumption. The confounding truth is that the business of growing cannabis is anything but green. Energy ConsumptionThe billion-dollar industry is…

Effective removal and prevention of biofilm build-up in cannabis water lines

With the ongoing legalisation of cannabis in many countries worldwide, the professional cannabis industry is also rapidly growing. The industrial cultivation of cannabis uses dripping/irrigation lines to provide the plants with sufficient water. However, invisible from the outside, a biofilm may build up…

Cheap gas and electricity for the smart grower

When reading about the decreasing oil prices and a surplus of (green) electricity, one knows that these are strange times. Receiving money when purchasing power, because energy suppliers have too much, is not a utopia at the moment. Not for consumers, but certainly not for major users like the greenhouse…

How the cannabis industry are forcing an energy rethink

“The increasing electricity demand we are seeing from this industry is happening especially fast,” said Terry Young. To say North America’s cannabis sector is on a high would be an understatement, and a pretty unfortunate pun, but it is. It’s booming and there appears to be no decline in appetite for its…

Water Disinfection and biofilm control with ECA (Electrically Chemically Activated) Water

The first onsite disinfectant generator to be PMRA certified by Health Canada for agriculture applications is now available for the North American market. "Our certified ECA-Water generators can be used to treat irrigation water for all sorts of crops such as fruits, vegetables, medicinal cannabis and…

British Columbia Utilities Commission approves COVID-19 customer relief programs

Following a web-based Streamlined Review Process, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) approved applications from BC Hydro, Fortis Energy Inc. (FEI) and FortisBC…

Cannabis industry seeking sustainable solutions

As the cannabis industry continues to grow, sustainable cultivation and manufacturing practices are constantly scrutinized due to the considerable energy consumption, water usage, and waste management involved. Unfortunately, the environmental impact of commercial cannabis operations is often used by…

Gerben van der Knaap (Bosman Van Zaal) about achieving the BRL6000-21 certificate:

"A certificate for a geothermal energy system prevents ‘just anyone from messing with it'"

Bosman Van Zaal recently gained a BRL6000-21 certificate. It gives Bosman Van Zaal the authority to design and install the above-ground part of a geothermal energy system. The certificate, which is required by the Dutch government, is meant to safeguard the quality of geothermal energy systems. "It…

US (OR): Water group formed to research cannabis water impact

Resource Innovation Institute, an organization promoting energy efficiency for cannabis growers, has announced the formation of its Water Working Group. The group, made up of experts in multiple fields and disciplines, is an important part of RII’s push for more sustainable water management in the…

CAN (QC): Freeze on electricity rates for the next year

Hydro-Québec’s electricity rates will be frozen for the coming year, as set out under An Act to simplify the process for establishing electricity distribution rate, adopted by…

Canada: Federal carbon charge increasing April 1

Effective April 1, 2020, the federal carbon charge for natural gas in Canada will increase from 3.91 ¢/m³ to 5.87 ¢/m³. The federal carbon charge rates are established in the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Act and are set to increase every year until 2022. You can see the projected increases in the…

Canadian energy companies introduce measures to help customers

Niagara Peninsula Energy is working with association partners and  MPPs to support customers during the difficult time caused by the COVID-19 Virus. They have extended their Winter Relief Program, so no customers experiencing any hardship have to worry about potential disconnection during this time. Therefore,…

Semi-transparent dye-sensitized solar panels for energy-autonomous greenhouses

Over 60% highly transparent quasi-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) with dimension of 50x50 cm 2 were fabricated via inkjet printing process using nanocomposite inks as raw materials and tested under outdoor illumination conditions. The cells were electrically characterized, and their…

Can cannabis be environmentally sustainable?

While Californians and residents of other temperate climates may wonder ‘why indoor?’, for the rest of our planet, indoor agriculture represents a solution to complex…


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