Activities in Energy Efficiency in Agriculture


In the innovative project ‘EXE-kas’ or ‘EXergie-Efficiënte kas’ a total new concept for a new green house with high efficiency has been proposed and worked out. The project has been funded by the innovative funding instrument ‘Innovation Procurement’ from the Flemish government and has run in collaboration with ILVO and several companies. We target a reduction of the net primary energy use of 58% compared to the standard in tomato growing. Building upon an improved insulation using dedicated screens, we add to this an efficient dehumidification using a vapor recompression heat pump with an innovative mass-heatexchanger. The validation is done at the ’proefstation groenteteelt’ in Sint-Katelijne Waver.  

There is more information available on the website of the Government of Flanders.