Optimization of Greenhouse Production process: An Investigation of Energy efficiency potentials

Zheng Ma*, Jonas Korsgaard, Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen

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Abstract

Political focus has in recent years focused on climate and energy efficiency as part of the global goals of a fossil-free future. The introduction of the term industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution, provides a solution. Industry 4.0 seeks to combine the real and virtual space to achieve maximum efficiency and autonomy. This paper aims to investigate the energy efficiency potentials in the industrial production processes with a case study of a large commercial greenhouse grower in Denmark. The discrete event simulation software- Arena is used in this study for performing the simulations of the greenhouse production. The simulation results in the total yearly electricity consumption of 1,970.83 MWh. This paper finds that there is not big energy efficiency potential in the greenhouse production process without response to the hourly electricity price signals, and the results indicate a bottleneck at the transportation from the arrival and cutting station.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 6th International Conference on Dependable Systems and Their Applications (DSA)
PublisherIEEE
Publication dateJan 2020
Pages365-370
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-6058-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-6057-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020
Event6th International Conference on Dependable Systems and Their Applications, DSA 2019 - Harbin, China
Duration: 3. Jan 20206. Jan 2020

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Dependable Systems and Their Applications, DSA 2019
CountryChina
CityHarbin
Period03/01/202006/01/2020

Keywords

  • commercial greenhouse growers
  • production process
  • simulation
  • energy efficiency
  • industry 4.0

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