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GE and Houweling's Announce America's First Greenhouse CHP Project to Capture CO2 for Plant Growth

August 21, 2012

-(BUSINESS WIRE)--Please join us online on Wednesday, August 22 from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Pacific time (1:45 -- 2:45 p.m. Eastern time) as Houweling's Tomatoes officially unveils its new 8.7-megawatt (MW), combined heat and power (CHP) energy project in Camarillo, Calif. The facility is the first U.S. commercial greenhouse CHP plant equipped with GE's technology to capture and reuse the CHP plant's own CO2 as a special crop fertilizer.

The innovative, high-efficiency natural gas-fired cogeneration plant features two of GE's ecomagination-qualified, 4.36-MW Jenbacher J624 two-staged turbocharged gas engines and CO2 fertilization system. The plant will provide heat, power and CO2 to Houweling's 125-acre tomato greenhouse in Camarillo.

Learn how this project helps to sustainably power Houweling's business and supply energy to the local grid while lessening the site's environmental impacts.


Houweling's Tomatoes and GE Power & Water's Gas Engines Business


Wednesday, August 22, 2012 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (Pacific) 1:45-- 2:45 p.m. (Eastern)



Grand Opening/Press Event at Houweling's Tomatoes' commercial greenhouse
operation at 645 West Laguna Road in Camarillo, Calif. Confirmed speakers include:

-- Casey Houweling, owner of Houweling's Tomatoes

-- Rob Oglesby, executive director, California Energy Commission

-- Nick Chaset, governor's special advisor for distributed generation, CHP and

energy storage, California Public Utilities Commission

-- Jim Houston, deputy secretary, California Department of Food & Agriculture

-- Scott Nolen, product line management leader for power generation, GE Power

& Water's Gas Engines business

Howard Masto
Masto Public Relations
[email protected]

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