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Russia's Increased Flower Production Powered by GE's Jenbacher Engines

Posted on December 8, 2008

GE Energy supplied three of its natural gas fired JMS 612 gas engines to support a recently expanded commercial rose greenhouse in the town of Dmitrov, Russia. The plant is using GE Energy's special Jenbacher cogeneration/carbon dioxide fertilization system and artificial lighting controls to provide vital onsite power and heat, allowing the greenhouse to increase flower production.

The Dalsem Group, a Dutch greenhouse project developer, had the turnkey contract to build the new, six hectare facility. GE's onsite power technology and lighting controls were selected because the site lacked enough power from the local grid to meet the greenhouse's artificial lighting requirements.

The cogeneration system also features a process that recycles the engines' carbon dioxide-rich exhaust by first treating and then applying it on the roses as a special fertilizer to promote crop production. GE developed the process at its Jenbacher center of excellence for horticultural cogeneration applications in the Netherlands, an international center for the horticultural industry.

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