Twence has delivered what it says is the first liquid CO2 tanker to greenhouse horticulture.
According to the Netherlands-based company, horticulture uses this CO2 to grow flowers and plants in greenhouses.
There is a drive for greenhouse horticulture to become more sustainable in the coming years, which has seen the sector begin to switch from natural gas to geothermal energy to heat greenhouses.
This has been increasing the demand for liquid CO2, which is very suitable during the growing season for application in greenhouses to grow flowers and plants.
Marc Kapteijn, Twence Director, said, “The next step is the construction of a large-scale installation that can capture 100,000 tonnes of CO2 per year in order to supply, in particular, to greenhouse horticulture.”
“In this way we contribute to a completely CO2-neutral environment. This also gives us the opportunity to eventually use liquid CO2 in other sectors, such as in the food industry, for building materials, in chemistry or as biofuel.”