Sustainable Food from Renewable Energy
An Exciting New "Growing" Opportunity...
The City of Springfield Solid Waste Management Division is exploring the feasibility of a 30,000 sq. ft. greenhouse operation. This greenhouse will be powered by renewable energy generated by the Noble Hill Renewable Energy Project, which produces its power from landfill gas provided by the Springfield Sanitary Landfill. This greenhouse will also have its heating requirements met by the waste heat generated by the combustion of the landfill gas. Meeting both the electrical and heating requirements of the greenhouse from renewable sources should allow this facility to produce locally grown, economically competitive, fresh vegetables. Please check this website regularly for project updates.
- 5/6/13 - City Considers greenhouse powered by renewable energy
- 9/22/11 - Open house for proposed greenhouse project