Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2009 Regional Award Winner

 

Burt’s Greenhouses – Odessa

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Alex English, Brian Burt and MPP for Northumberland-Quinte West Lou Rinaldi

Alex English, Brian Burt and MPP for Northumberland-Quinte West Lou Rinaldi

When Brian Burt and Alex English were looking into biomass heating systems for their greenhouses they could not find exactly what they needed, so they re-designed an existing system from the ground up.  The results are impressive with lower emissions, the potential for a by-product that can be used to fertilize soil, and an astounding 65 per cent savings in heating costs.  Instead of using 120,000 litres of heating oil a year, the owners use 600 tons of wood construction waste, making the operation clean, green and far less expensive.

 


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