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Maarten van Hagen, Alumat Zeeman

"Sustainability is also about extending the life of greenhouses"

In the quest for a greener future, sustainable greenhouse construction plays a crucial role. Alumat Zeeman, a supplier of greenhouse-related systems and accessories, strives to minimize environmental impact and ensure long-term sustainability. Sustainable projects with a smaller environmental…

Lotte van Rijn, Certhon:

"Power lies in the marriage between 'ag' and 'tech'"

"I believe the power lies in the combination of different methods and the marriage between 'ag' and 'tech.' For example, a greenhouse can reuse the energy waste of its…

Lowell Farms closes sale leaseback for processing facility

Lowell Farms has closed the sale-leaseback transaction with New Wilston Associates, LLC, pursuant to which Lowell SR LLC, a subsidiary of the Company, has sold its drying and midstream processing facility in Monterey County, California, for aggregate consideration of US$19.4 million, including the…

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US (CA): Sonoma county approves new tax rates for cannabis cultivators

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors gave preliminary approval Tuesday to new business tax rates for cannabis cultivators in unincorporated areas of the county that would nearly double the top rate for indoor growers. The new rates would maintain the current tax structure on cultivators, which…

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US (PA): MMJ campus proposed on 35 acres of Northampton County farmland

Lehigh Township officials are reviewing plans for a medical cannabis campus on 35 acres of farmland along Route 145. Though not yet licensed by the state, the facility is projected to create at least 80 high-paying grower/processor jobs in addition to three jobs at a dispensary on-site and another dozen…

Michael Lee, Planti, reports from company's new HQ:

Greenhouse growers are trialling clear glass again

The Planti team has moved into a new headquarters. “Before the pandemic, there were 6 of us. Now 13 people need a desk and proper workspace,” says Michael Lee, director and co-owner of the company. Despite a decrease in projects in North America and Europe, the glass producer is still busy, as the…

CAN (QC): Cannara raises an additional $10M

Cannara Biotech have raised an additional $10 million of credit facilities from its lead bank, BMO Commercial Banking via a $5 million increase in its term loan facility and a $5 million increase in its revolving line of credit.  The new term loan proceeds will be used to fund the completion of the construction of…


US (OK): Cannabis greenhouse goes up in flame, two people may have burn injuries

A cannabis growing facility has gone up in flame in Southern Logan County. This is on A35 on Charter Oak. In the video by KFOR broadcaster, it is possible to see the greenhouse being completely engulfed in flame, with firefighters keeping on pumping water on the structure. Allegedly, two people may have…

"Acceptance of technology barrier to implementation in Quebec greenhouses"

The technology to achieve greater food self-sufficiency in Quebec is ready to be deployed in Quebec’s fields, greenhouses, and farms, but there is a barrier to its implementation: its acceptance and appropriation by farmers. “We are in the midst of change management,” says Marilou Cyr, general manager of…

Joe Conway and Holden Orler, ARCO/Murray

The benefits and challenges of retrofitting cannabis facilities

“Retrofitting a cannabis facility can save costs and time. At the same time, each cultivation facility is unique in its needs. Very rarely does an existing building have all of the utilities required for the operation,” said Joe Conway and Holden Orler, Senior Project Managers of ARCO/Murray’s CEA team.…

"Greenhouses are often over-dimensioned on equipment"

Greenhouse operations are a complex business with many factors to consider when designing and constructing a new facility. Factors such as location, climate, and crop type all play a significant role in determining the most efficient and cost-effective equipment to use. However, according to PhD Esteban…

Batist Kassenbouw builds total project in Portugal

In southern European Portugal, far in the hinterland, a new Venlo horticultural project is taking shape. Commissioned by Dutch Greenhouses from Naaldwijk, Batist Kassenbouw is building a completely new greenhouse project. The approximately 5,000 m2 greenhouse project consists of a combined horticultural…

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US (CT): 100-year-old Norwalk hat factory seeking cannabis tenants

The building at 25 Van Zant St. in Norwalk has a storied history. It was built a century ago, in 1923, and housed a hat factory for years.  It was run down when Winthrop Baum bought it 40 years ago, but Baum hopes to give the building new life and a future as a center for all things cannabis. "When Connecticut…

Ceres Greenhouse Solutions designs facility for EcoCanna

"Our first European cannabis project: designing a GACP and GMP facility in Portugal"

Ceres Greenhouse Solutions announced that design has begun on its first European cannabis project, to be built in Portugal for the company EcoCanna LDA. This endeavor is the product of a cultivated five-year partnership with Rabensteiner Italy, Ceres’ manufacturing partner for European projects. The…

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