Sprout AI aims to solve food insecurity with its grow habitats, that are hermetic, aeroponic and AI-controlled
Sprout AI, a Canadian company with manufacturing headquartered in Panama, designs and manufactures scalable, hermetic, AI-controlled aeroponic grow habitats that can be installed in any existing or new indoor space, says Chris Bolton, the company’s CEO and chairman.
"At the end of the day, we brought the farm into the city to secure the city’s food supply chain. In so doing, we have increased shelf-life, reduced product cost, improved traceability, ensured repeatability, reduced greenhouse emissions and by growing organically and without risk of contamination, we’ve put healthy food safely back onto your table", says Chris.
“We designed our technology purposely to be able to go into existing structures or build brand-new pop-up structures or pre-fab structures,” Bolton says, noting each habitat is 10 feet long, five feet deep and six feet tall, and there are five habitats in each rolling rack.
The Sprout AI habitats can be stacked in warehouses, each one, if desired, growing something different, which means with the right crops and staggered growth plans as well as a steady, stable workforce, a vertical farm could be continually harvesting. (Scalable habitats also mean less set-up time and capital outlay.)
Sprout AI’s cultivation technology is contained within a sealed “habitat” that includes LED lighting to minimize power consumption, advanced air filtration and HVAC, as well as a water recycle system. SUPPLIED
In addition, outside of space, the resources required to cultivate crops are minimal: energy-efficient LED lighting draws small amounts of electricity; and little water is needed because, first, moisture is harvested from the air via dehumidification units and, second, the plants’ roots aren’t immersed in soil or water but remain exposed and are merely misted with water and nutrients.
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