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 certain 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 Bio Energy 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 supplied by the IAZ greenhouse cluster itself and from the Imereti regional farming in general;
Bioenergy power generation in the Sustainable Development Scenario, 2000-2030
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. 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 purpose of the Bio Energy Generation in order to supply the IAZ Greenhouse Cluster with the required hot water and electricity in the proportion of the annual waste available in the western part of Georgia.
IAZ would like to invite the private project initiators, who would like to develop the bio energy generation project at the IAZ Greenhouse Cluster Development Project site.
Biogas Energy Generation
Heat and electricity to be received by separating the 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. with the aim 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 for use in the greenhouse. CHP creates electricity, whist heating up water. With CO2 as a byproduct, these are three key ingredients for a greenhouse operation.
Combined Heat and Power or CHP is also known as cogeneration. As its name indicates, CHP is the process of simultaneously producing 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 basic ingredients: light, temperature, carbon dioxide, water and nutrients. This is needed for the process of photosynthesis. Enhancing the photosynthesis can be done by adding more of these ingredients to the greenhouse. Cogeneration can take care of three of these important elements required for photosynthesis. Firstly, the electricity produced by the CHP system, can perfectly be used for the electricity demand of installed grow-lights. 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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