The cogeneration plants reach a remarkable efficiency in greenhouse applications, and are also a source of very flexible electrical energy. The heat, light and carbon dioxide (CO2) also enhance plant growth. The electrical energy can be used for lighting or fed into the grid, the heat can be employed for hot water production and the CO2 contained in the engine’s exhaust gases can be absorbed and used to stimulate plant growth, allowing an increase in production yields of up to 30% when compared to a traditional greenhouse cultivation that lacks carbonic enrichment. All this helps extend the cultivation period, thus also increasing the crop yield.

“Self-produced electricity rather than using the increasingly expensive ways to heat greenhouses and CO2 to fertilize crop: these, in summary, the potential benefits of cogeneration”.