Green Build Systems (GBS) is developing the Vertiplex systems for restaurants, supermarkets, and the hospitality sector. The company's team includes experienced agronomists and engineers, and it has collaboration agreements with the likes of fresh produce supplier Worldfresh and GE Current, a Daintree Company.
Together with its partners, the business combines renewable energy (solar, wind, and thermal) and battery storage backup systems with vertical and urban farming methods.
GBS chief executive Alexander Pearce said: "There are numerous Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) organizations, including vertical farm businesses, that are either established or that are entering this vital marketplace. So many of these are either the industrial-sized multimillion-pound enterprises (some yet to prove themselves as economically viable) or those that utilize container farms, which by their physical structure come with some limitations."
"GBS originally developed a modular vertical farm designed to be 'a bridge' between the container farms and the massive industrial scale sized operations – however, we soon realized that so many potential growers existed outside of these parameters, e.g., entry-level farmers, smaller scale urban farms, along with hospitality and retail sector businesses looking to become growers as well as simply buyers. Thus, GBS' development of the Vertiplex - a game-changing hydroponic vertical farm solution which can be daisy-chained or stacked - that comes in two basic sizes - and as a system, it can grow as your business grows."
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