Néboda Farms joined Skytree's Pioneer Program and will deploy the Skytree Cumulus Direct Air Capture (DAC) unit early next year. Once installed, Néboda Farms will have the ability to generate up to 12 kg per day of clean and affordable CO2 directly on its farm to improve the sustainable production of food. The Skytree team said that Néboda Farms expects to reduce CO2 costs by 79% using Skytree DAC technology.
"As pioneers in the vertical farming sector, we are pleased to serve as early adopters of DAC technology and collaborate with Skytree as they bring the first onsite CO2 generating units to market," said Iván García Besada, Néboda Farms CEO.
The Néboda Farms team
"Joining the Pioneer Program is a win-win for Néboda and Skytree. DAC technology has the potential to elevate the sustainability benefits of vertical farming further. We intend to encourage adoption of the technology by other companies. By implementing this game-changer technology, Néboda will achieve a reduction in CO2 costs of up to 79%. We will play a key role in the decarbonization of the value chain and, more broadly, in the reduction of the CO2 levels in the atmosphere."
In a demanding fresh produce market, Spanish Néboda Farms is marketing its products to fine restaurants, with a special emphasis on basil, the company's flagship product. In the future, the company plans to venture into the retail sector with basil and salad mixes while continuing to expand production capacity.
Néboda Farms deploys and leverages a wide range of proprietary technologies, automation and control processes, robotics, and big data to support its production processes to offer competitive prices, which is one of the pain points in the vertical farming sector. In joining Skytree's Pioneer Program, the company will be among the first to benefit from DAC technology, transitioning away from the traditional fossil fuel-based CO2 supply chain.
Direct Air Capture unit
"Vertical farms need CO2 to operate effectively and profitably. Néboda Farms is among the first of many CEA businesses that will benefit from the ability to generate its CO2 onsite. And they will do so in a more sustainable and eco-friendly way. We are very excited to welcome Néboda Farms to the Skytree Pioneer Program and look forward to helping the company meet its CO2 needs using our proprietary DAC technology," said Skytree Business Development Director Camille Hanna.
Skytree's proprietary DAC technology captures CO2 from ambient air, filters it using a patented process, and stores it in pressurized buffer tanks from where it can be accessed and reused by any business in regular need of concentrated CO2. Skytree Cumulus, the first commercially available modular unit, will deliver a reliable and uninterrupted supply to CEA businesses, helping to alleviate procurement and transport challenges. In September, the company announced the commercial availability of the Skytree Cumulus units and the launch of the Pioneer Program, which offers priority delivery of Cumulus units when they ship early in 2024 at a temporarily reduced price.
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