Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2017 Regional Award Winner

 

Twin Creeks Greenhouse, Lambton County

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Reid Cleland (Waste Management) George Conelissen, Carolyn Cornelissen, Danielle Cornelissen, Mike Cornelissen, Hon Deb Matthews, MPP

Reid Cleland, George Conelissen, Carolyn Cornelissen, Danielle Cornelissen, Mike Cornelissen, Hon Deb Matthews, MPP

Not long ago, flares were used to burn off the methane produced at the local landfill down the road from Twin Creeks Greenhouse. Today, the excess gas travels 1.8 kilometres by pipeline from the landfill and into a greenhouse boiler, which regulates the greenhouse at perfect growing temperatures. The steady fuel supply reduces the amount of natural gas needed to heat the greenhouse by 65 per cent and allows the producers to grow their crops year-round. The crops take in carbon dioxide produced by burning methane, helping offset the carbon emissions. The construction of the pipeline supported a number of contractors and local businesses, while Twin Creeks plans to add 80 acres to the methane-heated greenhouse operation.


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