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Green Growing

Project description

The development project GreenGrowing is a four year project with two aims. The one aim is to spread out the knowledge already available about saving energy in the greenhouse growing industry. The second aim is to create new knowledge, that can reduce energy costs in commercial greenhouses.

Researchers have already provided a range of knowledge on how to save energy without compromising productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness. That knowledge needs to be send to work, so that a larger number within the greenhouse growing industry can benefit from it.

The main focus of the project is to secure optimal interaction between several production factors in the greenhouses, so that costs can be reduced, and productivity and quality can be increased.

The project is carried out in collaboration between six North Sea countries among these Denmark. The Danish part of the project will focus upon:

  • ICT based software for evaluation and use of energy friendly actions
  • Low energy plant types
  • Dynamic control of climate, humidity, and artificial supplementary lighting - traditional and LED

The project will also focus on using energy-optimized partially closed greenhouses, that use the latest technology.

Project summary

Project period  2011 to 2015 
 Total budget DKK 30.479.655 
 Funding agency Interreg IVB and the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries 
 Organization managing the project Institute of Food Science, Aarhus University 
SDU project manager Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen 
 Additional partners - Hochschule Osnabrück, Germany
- LWK NI Hannover-Ahlem, Germany
- Bioforsk Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research
- SLU, Dept of Holticulture, Swedish Agriculture Univeristy
- PCS: Proefcentrum, voor Sierteelt, Belgium
- PCG: Provinciaal Proefcentrum voor de Groenteelt Oost Vlaanderen, Belgium
- TNO, Holland 
Interreg IVBMinistry

Last Updated 06.01.2023