Low Carbon Farming unveils plans to deploy wastewater-heated greenhouses nationwide

BUSINESS GREEN | More than 40 giant wastewater-heated greenhouses could help curb the UK's reliance on imported vegetables and significantly shrink the British horticulture sector's carbon footprint, according to developer Low Carbon Farming.

The company announced yesterday that it has earmarked potential sites for 41 low-carbon greenhouses heated by harnessing waste heat piped from local wastewater recycling centres, as its maiden greenhouses reach completion in East Anglia. The nationwide rollout would generate more than 8,000 jobs, increase the nation's low carbon heat output by 3TWh annually, and pump £2.67bn into regional economies, it said.

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