February 23, 2018
A greenhouse operator is standing outside a farm show in Woodstock, Ontario. He turns to a man who runs an ethanol plant and says “Wouldn’t it be cool if we could use your waste heat to heat my greenhouse?
This burst of unexpected synergy sounds like an imaginary scenario dreamed up by a trade-show promoter. The difference is, this actually happened, back in 2010 at the Woodstock farm show. The greenhouse guy was Hilco Tamingo of Truly Green Farms, and the ethanol plant guy was John Creighton of Greenfield Global, based in Chatham, Ontario.