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Sustainable Energy at R&L Holt

Sustainable energy, often harnessed from sources like solar, wind, and hydropower, offers a multitude of benefits for our planet and society. It significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions, mitigating the impacts of climate change. By relying on clean, renewable sources, we can decrease our reliance on fossil fuels and transition to a low-carbon future. This is why at R&L Holt, we take sustainable energy practices seriously and our aim is to do the very best for our plants and our plant.

Are you wondering what we do to keep our practices sustainable? Keep reading…

  1.     Energy and Heating

With protected crops and all year round production we do heat our crops in the UK as do growers in all of Northern Europe. To remain efficient and sustainable we use steam and hot water biomass boilers and have CHP engines to help power the lit crops. We use gas via anaerobic digestor plant and utilise the byproduct carbon dioxide to help the crops to grow.

  1.     Water

All sites have reservoirs that collect rain water. With filtration and sterilisation equipment used we recirculate solution in closed systems to ensure we are efficient with this resource.

  1.     Pollination

We use Native bumble bees to pollinate our plants with the aim to work simultaneously with bees to benefit them and our plants.

  1.     Biological Control

An IPM (Integrated Pest Management) approach to control pest and disease is used. Introductions of natural predators in the crop helps to reduce crop stress and leaf damage and help to optimise the growth of the crop.

  1.     Climate Control

This high-tech industry has computers controlling the climate. This includes monitoring temperature, humidity, ventilation, screening, irrigation and lighting.

  1.     Waste Material

All leaves and waste from the plants is used in the Anaerobic Digestors or composted.