11 Mar 2024

British strawberries 52 weeks a year thanks to an innovative energy plant


The Summer Berry Company aims to provide year-round British strawberries using a sustainable energy solution, expanding its harvesting calendar with a 12-month supply. Partnering with Ebtech Energy Systems, the initiative incorporates a Combined Heat and Power plant, heat pumps, and LED lighting to reduce fossil fuel reliance. Expected to cut CO2 emissions by 20%, the system reflects a broader shift towards year-round production in the UK berry industry. CEO David Sanclement envisions industry-wide adoption, enhancing efficiency amid financial challenges. The project, phase one, is designed to be "hydrogen-ready" for future integration.

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