The system is priced at 2,000 million yen for a 50,000-square-meter greenhouse. For farmers without a plant, the company will market a model complete with a gas engine with an output of 1,000 kW for the purpose of utilizing power and heat created by the gas engine. The gas engine emits 0.5 ton of carbon dioxide per hour. However, in the case of a 50,000-square-meter greenhouse, vegetables being grown absorb all carbon dioxide emitted from the gas engine. Production cost of vegetables can be reduced by 30% because of increased shipments and decreased labor cost. The initial investment can be recouped in seven to eight years. The company is also working on a regional model that recovers carbon dioxide from an industrial park and sends it to farmlands in a region using pipes.
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developed by JFE Engineering