The high Arctic

Just after I posted yesterday, I came across an article on the establishment of the first greenhouse in Iqaluit (formerly Frobisher Bay) on Baffin Island. Their effective growing season is about two and one half months. That means of course that year round operations there would require growing under the lights like our favorite grow ops.

If however, warmth can be provided through a small municipal incinerator burning twenty tons per day during the eight to nine months of the cold weather season, then lighting will be the only significant cost issue. We make the disposal fees cover the operation of the incinerator as is normal practice.

That suggests that a pilot operation could be fully justified with a ready premium market for the product. Certainly an interesting thought! And a great test of extreme conditions.

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