Knowledge Based Bio-Economy

Energy levels halved for greenhouses - EUPHOROS project

European scientists have achieved a 50% reduction in the amount of energy used in the production of plants grown in a greenhouse. The EU funded project, known as EUPHOROS, has also reduced the use of water and fertilisers by 30% and pesticides by 10% while keeping the production standards and financial return for the growers high. This low-tech intervention will help reduce economic and environmental pressures that many growers have to face.

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