IGS vertical farming technology
Modular, scalable, flexible
Total Controlled Environment Agriculture
Unpredictable weather patterns caused by climate change make traditional agriculture increasingly challenging. Intelligent Growth Solutions’ (IGS) Total Controlled Environment Agriculture (TCEA) enables predictable, consistent, and efficient cultivation of a diverse range of crops in any location, globally.
We are currently deploying our vertical farms (we call them Growth Towers) across four continents, empowering our customers to grow high-quality, profitable, and nutritious food sustainably.
With TCEA you can
Guarantee a consistent crop supply through automated, ideal growing environments.
Reduce operating costs with modular, scalable and efficient use of resources.
Precisely control every environmental parameter to remove dependence on weather.
The commercial case for vertical farming with IGS technology
Grow to meet market demands
- Starter plants
- Salads, herbs and leafy greens
- Root and fruit crops
30-50% faster growth cycles
- Micro herbs: Grown in 8 days
- Baby leaf: Grown in 14 to 30 days
- Herb: Grown in 13 to 38 days
- Lettuce (head): Grown in 30-50 days
Grow more crops with less land
Average amount of baby leaf lettuce grown per square metre each year in kg:
- Open field 3.9 kg
- Greenhouse 41 kg
- IGS vertical farm 82 kg
What you can grow in an IGS Growth Tower
Seed to Harvest Crops
- Basil (including lemon and Thai)
- Pea shoots
- Pak choi
- Strawberry plants
- Seed potatoes
- Tree plants
IGS Growth Towers reduce impact on the environment
How our vertical farming technology stacks up against open field and green house farming
Water needed to grow lettuce per kg:
- Open field: 250 litres
- Smart greenhouse: 11 litres
- IGS vertical farm: 3 litres
Average distance your food travels:
- Open field: 2,000 km
- Greenhouse: 500-1,000 km
- Vertical farming: 43 km
kWh of energy used per kg of crop:
- Other vertical farms: 38.8kWh
- Smart greenhouse: 5.4kWh
- IGS vertical farm: 11.8kWh
Download our free guide
If you're considering investing in vertical farming technology, this guide will help walk you through all the elements you need to consider when building a business case.