Family Fresh Farms and Justsen Pacific (formerly Javelin Power) completed of the first stage of the 5ha glasshouse project at Peat’s Ridge, just to the north of Sydney, NSW in late 2016. The installation of a Danish-made, Justsen Energiteknik 5MW hot water boiler, with an Austrian-made Scheuch electro-static precipitator means that the FFF site now has a carbon-neutral form of heat generation with the lowest possible emissions profile, and with a running cost of a fraction of what would have been required to generate the heat from LPG.
The system is using sustainably produced forestry residues from the surrounding region thereby insulating itself from both the inherently high cost of LPG, and the explosion in the natural gas that is being experienced across Australia.
Operational from March 2017. Expansions planned.
- BioEnergy Heating at Family Fresh Farms Glasshouse, Horti Daily, Nov 2016