Houweling's is a family owned, world-renowned greenhouse tomato grower with facilities in Camarillo, CA and Delta, BC.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Houweling's Tomatoes will be officially debuting its new 8.8 MW combined heat and power energy project in Camarillo, California on August 22, 2012 at a ribbon cutting ceremony held at the new facility. It is the first greenhouse CHP plant in the nation.
The innovative, ultra-high efficiency natural gas-fired facility has been designed by GE and provides heat, power, and CO2 to Houweling's 125-acre tomato greenhouse. Those who attend the event will learn how this project helps to sustainably power the business and supply energy to the grid while lessening the environmental impact on the community through CO2 emissions capture, according to event information.
David Bell, Chief Marketing Officer for Houweling's Tomatoes, tells AndNowUKnow, “Once again Casey has proved Houweling’s Tomatoes is a leader in sustainable agriculture. A project like this comes at a significant financial cost, however green benefits such as waste heat and CO2 capture for use in the greenhouse make it a risk worth taking.”