Greenhouse cultivation control

Optimal control of greenhouse cultivation. It’s not just about control of the greenhouse climate, but rather about control of the entire greenhouse cultivation to maximize the grower’s profit, by the optimal combination of energy and yield.

Read all about it in this book

Several past and currently ongoing projects.

Recent papers:

Seginer, I., van Straten, G. , and van Beveren, P. J. M. (2020). Day-to-night heat storage in greenhouses: 4. Changing the environmental bounds. Biosystems Engineering 192, 90-107.

van Beveren, P. J. M., Bontsema, J., van Straten, G., van Henten, E.J.  (2019). Optimal utilization of a boiler, combined heat and power installation, and heat buffers in horticultural greenhouses. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 162, 1035-1048.

Seginer, I., van Beveren, P. J. M., and van Straten, G. (2018). Day-to-night heat storage in greenhouses: 3 Co-generation of heat and electricity (CHP). Biosystems Engineering 172, 1-18.

Seginer, I., van Straten, G., and van Beveren, P. J. M. (2017). Day-to-night heat storage in greenhouses: 1 Optimisation for periodic weather. Biosystems Engineering 161, 174-187.

Seginer, I., van Straten, G., and van Beveren, P. J. M. (2017). Day-to-night heat storage in greenhouses: 2 Sub-optimal solution for realistic weather. Biosystems Engineering 161, 188-199.

Van Beveren, P. J. M., Bontsema, J., Van Straten, G., and Van Henten, E. J. (2015). Minimal heating and cooling in a modern rose greenhouse. Applied Energy 137, 97-109.

van Beveren, P. J. M., Bontsema, J., van Straten, G., and van Henten, E. J. (2015). Optimal control of greenhouse climate using minimal energy and grower defined bounds. Applied Energy 159, 509-519.