Utah Governor Presents Houweling's Tomatoes with Energy Innovator of the Year Award

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Tue. May 31st, 2016 - by Melissa De Leon Chavez

CAMARILLO, CA - Houweling’s Tomatoes celebrated the Memorial Day Weekend with recognition from the fifth annual Governor’s Utah Energy Development Summit, having been named as one of four recipients of the Excellence in Energy Award.

Casey Houweling, CEO, Houweling’s Group

“It is incredibly rewarding to be recognized as a leader and innovator for our Mona, UT, greenhouse farm,” Casey Houweling, CEO of Houweling’s, said, according to a press release. “The heat and CO2 capture technology cements the project as a crown jewel of sustainable agriculture, while opening up possibilities in a myriad of industries.”

The facility, Houweling’s Currant Creek Heat and CO2 Recovery Project at the Mona, UT, greenhouse farm, took nearly three years of vision, planning, and hard work to realize the company’s efforts for sustainable ag.

From left to right: Utah Energy Advisor Laura Nelson, Casey Houweling, Utah Governor Gary Herbert

Houweling was in Salt Lake City to accept the award from Utah Governor Gary Herbert and Utah Energy Advisor Laura Nelson for the project that was selected from a crowded field of nominations. The plethora of choices, the company said, represented the exciting range of energy work underway in Utah today.

“Leadership in the energy industry is vital to ensuring that Utah has a bright future,” said Governor Herbert in a news release. “These companies are on the forefront of community impacts, environmental awareness, innovation and collaboration which are critically important efforts in our goal to power our state through responsible development.”

As we have reported previously, the 28 acre facility patented Ultra Clima semi-closed greenhouse design optimizes conditions effectively and efficiently, with close proximity to a natural gas power plant allowing Houweling’s to capitalize on the supply of traditionally wasted heat and CO2 available in the area.

Congratulations to Houweling’s on this state-level recognition.

Houweling's Tomatoes