Belgium: In comparison to last year, we’ve doubled production, as well as our revenue

Ever since our last visit to PLNT, a vertical farm based in Belgium, things have changed drastically. Kicking off production at the Southend of Antwerp, right in the harbor, they’ve now moved on up to the Northern part of the city. Ever since October 2021, PLNT has been initiating its newest farm, the…

HydroGreen

"Hydroponic fodder is more nutritious than conventional fodder"

“Cattle feed agriculture consumes a large amount of water, which makes it challenging to grow in the Middle East considering the water scarcity. The domestic meat and dairy industry are constrained to import over 90% of its feed requirements. With our solution, those farmers can now get access to fresh…

FreightFarms

US (NE): Container farm will host courses and community programs

A repurposed shipping container will soon bring academic and community opportunities to the Gifford Park neighborhood, thanks to Metropolitan Community College (MCC). This indoor, vertical growing system runs on solar power and uses less water than traditional farming. Once it’s fully up and running, the…

US (TX): CEA Advisors partners with celebrity chef to build hybrid facility

Dallas Celebrity Chef Franchesca Nor, owner of Dive Coastal Cuisine, has partnered with CEA Advisors, farm developers, to design and build a new indoor farm and greenhouse complex to supply her restaurant and catering business with hyper-local gourmet produce. Hidden away on a recently purchased 7-acre…

Container farm allows growers to cultivate 14 different gourmet mushrooms

"We can grow 14 different strains of gourmet mushrooms in our container farms, with 3-4 strains per container and up to 2,000 lbs of mushrooms per 20-ft container per month, depending on the strain," says Jonathan Murray, co-founder, and CEO of Adapt Agtech. The company supplies container farming systems…

Pioneering vertical farming at high school

Mountain Vista High School (MVHS) is a pioneer of vertical farming at schools. Their Freight Farming program launched in 2017, with the movement spearheaded by teacher David Larsen. The campus’ Leafy Green Machine farm is utilized by teachers across disciplines — from biology and chemistry to business —…

FarmSense launches FlightSensor, a real-time pest monitoring system

Agtech startup FarmSense announces a limited product launch of their award-winning and internationally acclaimed real-time pest monitoring and identification device,…

Freight Farms

From Alaska to Egypt: bringing the farm to the people

Siene Allen in Kodiak Island, Alaska and Zeina Salama in El Beheira, Egypt grow food in very different climates. Yet step into the perfectly controlled environment of either farm, and their crops could be sitting directly next to each other.  Both farmers are growing in fully automated, 40-foot-long containers…

Urban farming project: IKEA and Infarm to grow healthy herbs together

As the demand for sustainable locally grown produce increases, IKEA has entered into a partnership with Infarm to grow herbs inside the restaurants of three IKEA stores in Germany. Infarm and IKEA have carefully chosen a selection of herbs to complement the culinary range in the chain's restaurants at…

Urban Crop Solutions exceeds its own expectations

Breaking down the numbers of energy consumption of the ModuleX

Recently, many publications were released in the media about the energy consumption of indoor farms. Much data on energy consumption was published in the 2021 Global CEA Consensus report. Analysis of this data showed that Urban Crop Solutions (UCS) scores far below the reported figures on energy…


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