Tag: industrial symbiosis



Greenfield stack with Truly Green Farms greenhouse in background

187. Growing tomatoes with waste energy

 

A greenhouse in Ontario is using waste heat from the stack of an ethanol plant to grow tomatoes and that’s only the beginning of this amazing story of industrial symbiosis. Corn comes into the biorefinery and produces ethanol, industrial alcohol and corn oil and virtually all of the waste from the plant is also used as well.