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Soave Enterprises Utilizes Innovative Green Tri-Generation Technology

Soave Enterprises affiliate Great Northern Hydroponics is producing more than 22 million pounds of tomatoes each year, in a 50-acre greenhouse.  This is no small task, and being environmentally-friendly about it is even more impressive. Traditionally, tri-generation refers to burning of a fuel, such as natural gas, to get electricity, heating and cooling. In the case of Soave Enterprises’ Great Northern Hydroponics (GNH), they are a natural gas-fired 12mW tri-generation facility burning natural gas and getting electricity, heat, and CO2 in return. Ontario, Canada-based GNH, a division of Soave Enterprises, signed a 20-year government contract for generation of the 11.5mW of electricity. Under the contract, the Canadian government is purchasing the electricity generated by the plant – enough to power 5,000 residential homes in the local area. The GNH's tomato crops, their energy costs, and the environment as a whole will benefit a ton – literally. The facility cost about Cdn$20 million to complete; however, the greenhouse will save Soave Enterprises a minimum of 50% of its energy costs over the next 20 years and will capture 15,000 tons of CO2 – which would normally go into the atmosphere - for the fertilization of their tomatoes. "The objective of this [...]

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Soave Enterprises Inspires Government Leaders with Green Economics

Soave Hydroponics and its affiliate company Great Northern are respected leaders in their field, and have help lead the way for innovative new designs in the industry.  As such, they have inspired others and caught the attention of government leaders while setting a new standard for smart energy use. The Honorable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, visited the 50-acre, Kingsville, Ontario-based greenhouse for a first-hand tour of its ecologically friendly cogeneration system. Just a week later, the province’s Deputy Premier/Minister of Energy George Smitherman examined the same facility. The groundbreaking system provides the Canadian province with a clean and reliable electricity source, while Great Northern benefits from the byproducts of heat (for warming the greenhouses) and carbon dioxide (for plant fertilization). This is the first greenhouse application in North America to successfully install a cogeneration system of such capacity.   Soave Enterprises Supports Green Economy Interest in Great Northern’s accomplishment was spurred by Ontario’s increasing commitment to promoting a green economy. On May 14, 2009, the provincial government passed the “Green Energy Act” of Ontario, a law designed to foster growth of renewable energy projects. Accordingly, the tour provided the distinguished visitors with a better understanding of the integration of [...]

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