Thursday, August 10, 2017

Iceland: Vegetables from Geothermal-Powered Greenhouses Boost Export Revenue

Exporting geothermal energy: Icelandic farmers to export greenhouse grown vegetables (Iceland Magazine)

Soon consumers in Denmark and Germany will be able to buy cucumbers, tomatoes and other vegetables grown with geothermal power in Iceland. Icelandic farmers are currently preparing a major export push for their produce. Barring any unexpected upsets Icelandic produce will be available in Danish supermarkets sometime next year.

The manager of Sölufélag Garðyrkjumanna, a marketing company owned by vegetable farmers, told the local newspaper Morgunblaðið that Danish consumers are very interested in vegetables grown in geothermally heated greenhouses in Iceland. Danish importers are especially interested in Icelandic tomatoes and cucumbers. Icelandic farmers are also looking into opportunities to export to Germany.