Environment-friendly and cost-efficient heating
The geological conditions in large parts of the Venlo area enable the use of geothermal heating. Wijnen Squarecrops, a trading company in bell peppers with 60 hectares (148 acres) of greenhouses, and two other large horticultural companies in the nearby Californië horticultural area of Trade Port North are already using geothermal heating to meet their energy needs. This saves millions of cubic meters of natural gas and gives a huge reduction in CO2 emissions, resulting in a reduced CO2 footprint.
Research is currently being carried out into how geothermal energy can be used for heating, or for cooling in the summer, of large business and trade buildings on Trade Port North. That means lower energy costs, and as a result lower operating costs, as well as making an important contribution to sustainability.