Ocean-going vessels to capture CO2 for greenhouses

Eastern Pacific Shipping and Value Maritime team up to install the first carbon capture solution onboard a pair of tankers. The Singapore-based tonnage provider will retrofit two MR tankers with carbon capture systems, making them the largest ocean-going vessels fitted with carbon capture technology to…

Could the energy crisis power a renewable future for the indoor farming industry?

People and businesses across the UK and Europe have been watching in apprehension as energy prices continue to soar. These skyrocketing prices result from a perfect storm: rising demand from lifted Covid restrictions, reduced gas stores after a relatively windless summer, a record increase in global gas prices, and the war…

LettUs Grow

How can vertical farmers power through the energy crisis?

Nations across the globe are currently experiencing an unprecedented combination of events that have led to energy prices sky-rocketing. Freezing winters draining gas supplies, a “windless summer” limiting wind farm activity in the UK and staggering increased demand across Asia with the economic…

How climate and nature solutions can ease the global energy and food crises

This Concordia Live, hosted and moderated by Pollination, will explore how we can build resilience to future shocks and bolster our food and energy security by investing in the green solutions which are already available and scalable, including zero-carbon energy and regenerative agriculture. We will…

JohnnyGreig/E+ via Getty Images

"Vertical farms have the vision, but do they have the energy?"

Indoor farming could usher in a dramatic shift in the way humans grow food, taking the natural and unpredictable processes of traditional farming and transitioning them to a process as tightly run as a Broadway play. Challenges include hiring an adequate number of technical experts, securing the funds to…

The potential of pulsed lighting reducing costs by 30% without affecting the growth

“Power is one of the highest costs of indoor farming since we lose the benefit of sunlight. While LEDs have reducing operating costs, I wanted to see if introducing pulses rather than continuous light would affect the plant,” says Jacinta Penn of New Zealand’s Verb Farm. Jacinta got her start in vertical…

© Lovelyday12 | Dreamstime.com

'Scents' of alarm: Volatile chemical signals from damaged plants warn neighbors about herbivore attacks

Animals often use highly specific signals to warn their herd about approaching predators. Surprisingly, similar behaviors are also observed among plants. Shedding more light on this phenomenon, Tokyo University of Science researchers have discovered one such mechanism. Using Arabidopsis thaliana as a…

© Wirestock | Dreamstime.com

The industry responds:

Will rising electricity prices kill off vertical farming?

"I have just had notification that my day rate electricity is rising from 23.23p/kwh to 31.24p/kwh a 31% increase, shared Peter Lane, Executive Chairman at the Vertical Farming Network.  "I know that is a domestic rate, but how many true enclosed vertical farms can afford that sort of increase in their most…


Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber