AGRICULTURE REIMAGINED

IGS’s business is vertical farming

Vertical farming is the process by which plants and certain crops are grown indoors in a vertically-arranged system, providing the exact lighting and environmental conditions necessary for plant growth

Henry Aykroyd, CEO Intelligent Growth Solutions, blogs for iotUK
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Our mission is to enable our licensees to be the lowest cost producers.

The benefits of Vertical Farming

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GROW LOCAL, GLOBALLY

  • Producing beside the market collapses food miles, cutting costs
  • It also increases food security, by reducing dependency on imports
  • ‘Farm to fork’ within hours every day, 365 days of the year, increasing both freshness and shelf life
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BETTER QUALITY

  • Product appearance, nutritional qualities and taste are improved and remain consistent year round
  • Disease-free growing eliminates need for pesticides
  • Semi-hydroponic techniques eliminate need for washing, reducing contamination
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SAVING NATURAL RESOURCES

 

  • Small building footprint frees farm land for alternative use, e.g. energy crops and conservation
  • Highly efficient growing media and temperature management reduces water consumption by more than 90% with minimal effluent
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DECLINING COST

  • Driven by the collapsing cost of LEDs and improving electrical efficiency
  • Compression of the value chain reduces number of participants taking a margin
  • Production matched to consumer demand, reducing wastage
  • Integrated automation reduces labour

IGS has developed the technology to build a new industry – see Our Technology for more details