Pointed Peppers specialist
SweetPoint

Cultivation

Durable growth

MAXIMUM RESPECT FOR PEOPLE, THEIR SURROUNDINGS, AND ENVIRONMENT.

SweetPoint produces with the least possible environmental impact. The organization is committed to take social responsibility in doing business. To respectfully operate within the environment, still based on the principles of sustainability, is a high priority for Sweetpoint.
In a closed cultivation system, water, fertilizer and other materials that the plants and fruits can’t absorb, are permanently reused and complemented by continuous recirculation.
SweetPoint cultivates organically. This means that on principle, no pesticides are used to fight off pests and diseases, but natural enemies are deployed.
Minimization of power consumption is realized by using so-called ‘Green Label’ greenhouses. These greenhouses, that use state-of-the art techniques, lose very little energy to their surroundings.
In addition, all growers of SweetPoint are equipped with a CHP (Combined Heat and Power) installation. This is in fact its own power plant, based on cogeneration. With the help of these installations, energy for the heating of greenhouses, CO² for better growth of the plants and electricity is produced. As more electricity is produced than is needed for its own use, a large part of it is delivered back to the national grid.
Grower Wim van der Lans in Made (NB) thus provides enough electricity to supply 2000 households of electricity.

GEOTHERMALLY HEATING OUR GREENHOUSES

Geothermal energy is heat from the interior of the earth that can be extracted from a layer of sand at a depth of approximately 2,200 meters. The heat that is released is roughly 75 degrees Celsius and can be used all year round. Geothermal energy is an ideal facility and it supplements the need for heat in the area of Agriport in North Holland.

Geothermal resources also ensure the decline in dependency on fossil fuels. The greenhouse vegetables are that much closer to total sustainability thanks to earth warmth.
To further the sustainability of growing tomatoes, pointed peppers and bell peppers on Agriport A7, the company ECW Geowarmte went drilling for geothermal energy. Hot water is pumped up to heat the greenhouses on Agriport as well as those of SweetPoint in Middenmeer. The cooled water is returned to the same area as from which the warm water initially was pumped.

BRC

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