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Official opening Chinese-style solar greenhouse in Bleiswijk

On April 12th 2017, the Chinese-style solar greenhouse at Wageningen University & Research, BU Greenhouse Horticulture, next to Delphy Improvement Centre in Bleiswijk (NL) will be officially opened. This solar greenhouse, equipped with high standard technology, simulates the (climate) conditions of a typical Chinese greenhouse in China. Research will enable Dutch suppliers to align their technology with Chinese conditions. This provides Chinese growers the opportunity to increase their crop quality and yields.

Organised by Wageningen Plant Research, Greenhouse Horticulture

Wed 12 April 2017 15:30 to 17:00

Venue Bleiswijk

This unique Chinese style solar greenhouse uses solar energy buffered in a concrete wall. It will be used to grow vegetables like cucumbers and tomatoes. The first crop that will be grown in this greenhouse is cucumber. The performance can be compared to solar greenhouses in China. The greenhouse is therefore equipped with Dutch technology such as a climate screen, soilless cultivation with an irrigation unit and a climate computer. By demonstrating and experimenting, Dutch suppliers show that their technology can be aligned to Chinese circumstances, enabling Chinese growers to increase production and crop quality.

Chinese Solar Greenhouse

Promotion of Dutch technology

This project is set up by ‘Partners in International Business’ (PIB), a group of leading Dutch horticultural companies and knowledge institutes that are active in the Chinese market. The project aims on strengthening the position of its members (Hoogendoorn Growth Management, Ludvig- Svensson, Ridder Drive Systems, Hortimax, Delphy and Wageningen University & Research) in China by promoting their technology and demonstrating the advantages of using this technology and knowledge in China’s current horticulture sector. The project is funded by the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland and Metropool Regio Rotterdam Den Haag.

Official opening on April 12th, 2017

The official opening of this unique project is on April 12th between 15:30 and 17:00 at the premises of Wageningen University & Research, BU Greenhouse Horticulture and Delphy Improvement Centre at Violierenweg 1, resp. 3 in Bleiswijk. Key-note speakers include King’s Commissioner of Zuid-Holland Jaap Smit, Chairman of Topsector Horticulture and Starting
Materials Loek Hermans, Commercial Counsellor of the Chinese embassy ZHANG Guosheng, and Alderman of Lansingerland and MRDH governor Albert Abee. The opening is for invitees only.

For more information about the project or the opening ceremony, please contact PIB Horticulture liaison Floriske Deutman:
T +31 (0)10 310 08 29 |

Chinese Solar Greenhouse