Navigation Links
Neiker-Tecnalia creates air-conditioned greenhouse with alternative energies
Date:2/2/2011

nal crops all year round considerably reduces the price of the final product and, thus, enabling competition in the market with products coming from other zones.

The thermodynamic panels used generate energy thanks to the difference in temperature between a cold gas that circulates through a closed circuit and the ambient air temperature. They outstand for their low energy cost, as they are able to function in situations without sunlight and, thereby, produce energy both by day and by night. Moreover, it drastically reduces emissions of CO2 to the atmosphere. They are capable of heating water to 45 degrees centigrade and their cost per kilowatt consumed is 60 % less than the one generated by conventional diesel or heating oil boilers.

The biomass boiler used by Neiker-Tecnalia works with organic waste, such as almond nut shells, olive oil stones, tree pruning cuttings, the waste obtained from clearing forests, granulated pellets of sawdust, sawdust itself, wood shavings or any other leftover from the timber industry. The expenditure in fuel for the biomass boiler is 55 cents for kilowatt consumed, well below the 92 cents of a euro needed for boilers fed by petroleum oil-derived fuels or by natural gas or propane.

Heating the roots to reduce costs

Air-conditioning using alternative energies developed by Neiker-Tecnalia is complemented with a technique known as 'hydroponic soil', involving placing the plants on substrate at a height of some ten centimetres above the hard floor of the greenhouse. This method also enables the roots to be heated by pipes through which water circulates at an average temperature of 45 degrees centigrade. Directly heating the substrate where the roots are found enables reducing the ambient temperature of the greenhouse overall, thus involving less energy expenditure.

All this system involves a network of sensors (distributed throughout the greenhouse) that enables regulating the
'/>"/>

Contact: Amaia Portugal
a.portugal@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Neiker-Tecnalia makes progress in detection and prevention of infection by visna maedi virus
2. Neiker-Tecnalia confirms need to undertake epidemiological monitoring programs for ticks
3. Neiker-Tecnalia study use of oilseedrape and sunflower oils to produce fuel and feed for herds
4. Neiker-Tecnalia underlines the need to maintain programs for monitoring pathogens in wildlife
5. Purdue team creates engineered organ model for breast cancer research
6. Scripps Research team creates new synthetic compound with HIV-fighting promise
7. Caltech-led team creates damage-tolerant metallic glass
8. Team creates novel vaccine that produces strong immunity against cocaine high
9. CCNY-led interdisciplinary team recreates colonial hydrology
10. Salk Institute creates Renato Dulbecco Chair in Genomics and Roger Guillemin Chair in Neuroscience
11. Researchers find that one type of stem cell creates a niche for another type in bone marrow
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... A Kansas State University engineer has developed ... remotely detects improvised explosive devices. The same technique ... Dunn, the Steven M. and Kay L. Theede ... and nuclear engineering, and his research team have ... underground or in car trunks. The distance detection ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... parasites and pathogens that devastate honeybees in Europe, Asia ... but do not appear to be impacting native honeybee ... of researchers., The invasive pests include including Nosema ... African honeybees appear to be resilient to these invasive ... to control pests in Europe, Asia and the United ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current ... insects with rather novel sex lives. The Brazilian insects, ... genus Neotrogla , are the first example of ... reversal has been identified in several different animals, ... intromittent organ is also reversed," says Kazunori Yoshizawa from ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Patented research remotely detects nitrogen-rich explosives 2East African honeybees are safe from invasive pests… for now 2East African honeybees are safe from invasive pests… for now 3In sex-reversed cave insects, females have the penises 2
... USA/BEIJING, CHINA -- The global fight against the tuberculosis ... China National Biotec Group (CNBG) announce that they have ... vaccines. The agreement between the leading non-profit developer of ... China signals a commitment by both to engage and ...
... UC Santa Barbara geochemist David Valentine and colleagues published a ... almost all of the deepwater methane plumes following the Deepwater ... they asked, could almost all of the lethal gas emitted ... new study published in the Proceedings of the National ...
... and the political instability in the region have kept researchers ... But Hyongki Lee, a University of Houston civil engineering researcher, ... mysterious region _ studying it from space. , Lee won,t ... plans to use unanalyzed satellite images to survey the basin,s ...
Cached Biology News:Aeras and CNBG sign agreement on tuberculosis vaccine R&D 2UCSB scientists say topography played key role in Deepwater Horizon disaster 2UCSB scientists say topography played key role in Deepwater Horizon disaster 3UCSB scientists say topography played key role in Deepwater Horizon disaster 4University of Houston wins NASA grant to study Congo River Basin 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014 TaiGen Biotechnology Company, Limited ("TaiGen") ... with R-Pharm, a leading Russian pharmaceutical company, to develop ... Russian Federation , Turkey ... (CIS). Nemonoxacin is a novel antibiotic for the treatment of ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Histogen, ... the products of cells grown under simulated embryonic conditions, ... license agreement with Suneva Medical, Inc. for physician-dispensed aesthetic ... , This agreement is an amendment to ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 EquitiesIQ, a leading informational ... ALQA). Alliqua is an emerging biomedical company acquiring, developing, ... care market. , Free report download: http://equitiesiq.com/reports/alliqua/ ... seasoned management team and Board, which launched the company’s ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 iLab Solutions, the ... as the new Director of Product Strategy. In this role, ... as iLab sub-teams to guide in the development of iLab ... provides the maximum possible benefit to the scientific community by ...
Breaking Biology Technology:TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 2TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 3TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 4Histogen and Suneva Medical Expand License for Cell Conditioned Media-based Aesthetic Products Internationally 2Histogen and Suneva Medical Expand License for Cell Conditioned Media-based Aesthetic Products Internationally 3EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 3iLab Solutions Announces Michelle Detwiler as the New Director of Product Strategy 2
... BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: BSTC ), a ... that BioSpecifics, President, Tom Wegman, will present at the upcoming ... 16, 2009, at 9:00 am ET at the Millennium Broadway ... , A live webcast of the presentation can ...
... ... experiments to demonstrate the power of nanotechnology based regenerative medicines. , ... (PRWEB) September 11, 2009 -- Long-time ... attempt to rejuvenate living animals with advanced nanotechnologies developed by his labs. The goal ...
... SUNRISE, Fla., Sept. 10 Bioheart, Inc., (OTC ... and biologics that help monitor, diagnose and treat heart failure ... President of R&D and Corporate development has been invited to ... Maryland, this month. , , Ms. Comella ...
Cached Biology Technology:Matthew Sarad to Reverse Aging and Cure Cancer 2Matthew Sarad to Reverse Aging and Cure Cancer 3Matthew Sarad to Reverse Aging and Cure Cancer 4Bioheart Inc. to Participate in the 2009 World Stem Cell Summit on September 23rd 2Bioheart Inc. to Participate in the 2009 World Stem Cell Summit on September 23rd 3
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant ENTPD5. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = ENTPD5...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant CHD8. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = CHD8...
Mouse polyclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant SYT4. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = 6860...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a full length recombinant SNAPC5. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = SNAPC5...
Biology Products: