Kurt is the Director of Business Development for Grow Energy, Richmond, CA, a designer and supplier of cultivation facility microgrids with a natural gas engine CHP as the anchor. Grow Energy is also a provider of gas and hot water driven absorption chillers.
Kurt holds an MS in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from NC State and over the past 20 years, Kurt has worked in engineering, sales and marketing roles in the field of design and specification of environmental control technologies for the commercial cultivation of plants. He focuses on the energy intensive aspects of cultivation including systems for power generation/cogeneration, humidity control, lighting, with an eye on energy efficiency.
He regularly writes and speaks about the importance that the growing environment has on greenhouse crop production and about technologies that allow us to grow plants commercially with efficient and environmentally sensitive methods.