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Energy savings of 85% feasible with Fancom's I-fan 52″ Xtra

Fancom offers a range of fans that are supremely energy efficient. The star performer currently is our extra large I-fan 52″. The fan combines a high air output with exceptionally low energy consumption and outstanding controllability.

The I-fan 52” uses intelligent EC (DC) technology. This ensures fresh air in the building in all conditions and makes sure the fan always operates in the optimal position. The I-fan Xtra also produces less heat and therefore loses less energy. Compared with conventional I-fans, energy savings of up to 85% are easily feasible.

Reliable with minimal maintenance costs
The I-fan Xtra is a direct driven fan without a V-belt. It has no moving wear parts, so no adjustment and maintenance are required. The motor is supplied with a connection unit including 2.5 m of UV-resistant cable enabling quick installation, without opening the motor. IP66 classification for the motor safeguards a long and malfunction free operating life.

Extra security is provided by the automatic failsafe that keeps the fan operating at the lowest value if the signal from the climate control computer fails. Internal electronics monitor and accurately correct the fan RPM. The result is a constant air flow without any negative wind influences. In addition, the intelligent motor safeguards against overload.

Perfect controllability and stability
Despite its size, the I-fan 52″ Xtra is perfectly controllable. The fan can be controlled to below 20% without compromising its stability. Smart control of the available ventilation capacity can increase energy savings even further. The fan is easy to control using a Fancom controller.

The combination of this large, energy efficient I-fan and smart control is unique. This allows us to offer the most energy efficient ventilation solution.

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Israel announces creation of global seed company

Two Israeli seed producers, Nirit Seeds and TomaTech, have joined forces to create Israel’s largest vegetable seed company. This synergy will enable unique seed breeding research and development that will accelerate the company’s growth in the international seed markets.

Upon completion of the merger, the company will have more than 80 employees worldwide, including molecular biologists, breeders, agronomists, and others.
The company will improve its breeding activities in Israel, Spain, Mexico and Italy, as well as significantly expand its representation in the Netherlands and North America, with a particular focus on growing vegetables in high-tech greenhouses.

Nirit Seeds is one of the most successful internationally traded tomato and pepper seed producers, investing in the development of revolutionary genetic technologies. TomaTech is one of the leading tomato seed companies in Israel, developing premium varieties, including those resistant to the dangerous Tomato Brown Ruffle Virus (ToBRFV).

The production of crop seeds is one of the most advanced and high-tech sectors in Israel. According to the Seed Department of the Federation of Israel Chambers of Commerce, seed exports currently generate $200 million in annual revenue. There are about 25 large and medium-sized companies in the local industry.

For reference. According to market research, the global vegetable seed industry is valued at $8 billion a year and is growing at a CAGR of 8%.

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Karachay-Cherkessia became one of the leaders in the production of greenhouse vegetables at the end of 2021


Greenhouse vegetable production in 2021 reached a record 1.4 million tonnes. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, the leaders among the regions in this segment are the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Lipetsk, Moscow, Kaluga, Volgograd, Novosibirsk, Saratov, Chelyabinsk regions, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, the Republics of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan. These regions account for more than 60% of the total production in the country. The intensive development of greenhouse projects in our country helps to provide Russians with fresh vegetables all year round. Last year, the harvest in winter greenhouses updated the 2020 record – more than 1.4 million tons of products were received. Including the production of cucumbers amounted to at least 830 thousand tons, and tomatoes – 590 thousand tons. It is expected that by 2025 the volume of vegetable production in year-round greenhouses will be at least 1.6 million tons of vegetables.


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December: Special Year Overview

In 2022, it will be 22 year since the new millennium started. Can’t believe it? Neither can we, but it is true. Before we go there, it is time to reflect on what has happened this year. Over the next couple of weeks, we will look back at 2021 and we will highlight the most important events that impacted the industry.

New greenhouses, events, even a few shows, technical novelties, and all other relevant news will pass by, offering you something other than Covid to talk about during Christmas and New Years’.


Wish your customers Happy Holidays
This special also offers an opportunity to put your company in the spotlight with a banner in this special box. This banner can be booked until December 24 on our newsletters. For more information, feel free to send an email to: 

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