Sustainable Growing

“Why we switched to geothermal energy”

1 January 1

In the greenhouse horticulture sector, we need to increase our contribution to the energy transition. Although this a big challenge for many, Gebroeders Vahl – cucumber growers who have heated their greenhouses with renewable geothermal energy since 2012 – see it as an opportunity. “We can’t stay dependent on gas forever,” says Kees Vahl. “So it’s better to invest in more sustainable energy sources.”

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