Renewable Energy Generation

The IAZ Greenhouse Cluster Development project initiators (MEPA and RDA) are considering to support the cleaner energy generation technologies, with the aim and goal to replace, in specific achievable quantities, available traditional energy sources like the natural gas and

central grid electricity supply. With this initiative, IAZ intends to achieve:

  • The friendly environmental conditions at the IAZ greenhouse cluster project site

  • Relatively stable energy price (on the required heat and electricity for the greenhouses) and the IAZ Greenhouse Cluster Project sustainability

IAZ would like to invite the interested parties to consider the possibility to develop Environmentally Friendly Energy Generation Projects like:

 

The BioEnergy Generation Project

 

Heat and electricity to be received by burning the forest cut waste from the Western part of Georgia (in the range from 5 to max 150km from the IAZ production site to be supplied by MEPA Forestry Department) and the agricultural waste to be provided by the IAZ greenhouse cluster itself and from the Imereti regional farming in general;

Bioenergy Power Generation

According to the IEA report from June 2020, In 2019, bioenergy electricity generation increased by over 5%, just below the 6% annual rate needed through 2030 to reach the SDS level. Furthermore, recent positive policy and market developments in emerging economies indicate an optimistic outlook for bioenergy, supporting its “on track” status.

MEPA, within the scope of the Department of Biodiversity and Forestry program, would like to consider the possibility of the forest cut and agricultural waste management and utilization for the BioEnergy Generation to supply the IAZ Greenhouse Cluster with the required hot water and electricity in proportion to the annual waste available in the western part of Georgia. 

IAZ would like to invite the private project initiators to develop the bioenergy generation project at the IAZ Greenhouse Cluster Development Project site.


Bioenergy power generation in the Sustainable Development Scenario, 2000-2030

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Biogas Energy Generation


Heat and electricity to be received by separating the liquid and solid waste from the manure, collected at the IAZ social project Dairy Farm (more than 700 cows) and Tskaltubo Municipality cattle owners (thousands of cattle) in the range of max. 50 km from the generation site. To receive and burn the methane gas.

Combined Heat and Water (CHP)

Combined Heat and Power or CHP is an efficient way of using natural gas in the greenhouse. CHP creates electricity while heating water. With CO2 as a byproduct, these are three critical ingredients for a greenhouse operation. 
 
Combined Heat and Power or CHP is also known as cogeneration. As its name indicates, CHP simultaneously produces electrical energy and thermal energy in one system. Especially in greenhouse horticulture, the advantages of combined heat and power can be significant. Greenhouse crops require a few essential ingredients: light, temperature, carbon dioxide, water, and nutrients. This is needed for the process of photosynthesis. Enhancing photosynthesis can be done by adding more of these ingredients to the greenhouse. Cogeneration can take care of three of these essential elements required for photosynthesis. Firstly, the electricity produced by the CHP system can perfectly be used for the electricity demand of installed grow lights. Therefore, the production of electrical energy through cogeneration can make for a solid business case when electricity prices are high and/or the power demand from the grow-lights is high. 

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