Controlled Environment Agriculture

Energy Investments And CO2 Emissions For Fresh Produce Imported Into New York State Compared To The Same Crops Grown Locally

Louis Albright and David de Villiers

  • Produced a paper study of energy types and quantities required to grow and ship selected types of fresh produce into New York State from open-field production outside the state.
  • Crops analyzed include: Iceberg Lettuce, Spinach, Strawberry, Tomato and Apple.
  • For each crop the following were reported: Production data by location (state), Energy used to produce crop (field vs. CEA), Energy used to ship crop.
  • The following forms of transportation were analyzed: Truck, Train, Boat and Air.

Download the final report for this project (pdf)