A GLASE webinar presented by Dr. Thomas Bourgeois and Mr. Gearoid Foley
Controlled Environment Agriculture is an energy intensive industry that can achieve many societal goals while requiring significant energy resources for lighting, heating, humidifying/dehumidifying and cooling. Combined Heat and Power (CHP) has long been heavily leveraged by Europeans to integrate CEA with energy grid in a much more sustainable and environmentally sensitive way. With increased energy costs, emissions reduction mandates and resilience needs growing, CEA and CHP combine to optimize food production with energy production resulting in increased efficiency, lower emissions and improved facility as well as grid resilience. This presentation will provide an overview of how CHP integrates with CEA as well as discussing the CHP project development process including cost, funding sources and permitting.