IGS vertical farming technology
Proven technology with added science
How our technology works
The technology used in our towers is already used at scale across a range of global industries. This allows us to add value to proven components with our application of science and engineering. The modularity of our vertical farming technology also makes it easy to scale operations and carry out maintenance, without interrupting production - perfect for large scale operations.
The benefits of our approach to vertical farming technology can be seen below.
Heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC)
Consistency and efficiency
Our closed loop design creates the perfect growing environment, in any location. Crops are not affected by the external climate, while our HVAC system provides both active cooling of lights and environmental control, and creates the perfect environment for growing.
The benefits of our HVAC system are summarised below.
Provide dynamic cooling of the lighting
Condensate recovery of up to 400L/day per 12m tower from closer loop ventilation system
Closed loop ventilation with UV sterilisation for a cleaner growing chamber
CO₂ recirculation to reduce cost and limit venting of CO₂ from the facility
Easy access and modular for maintenance
Ventilation is controlled at each growth tray and is distributed evenly across full growing area
Optimised energy use
Our Growth Towers have been designed to be the perfect consumer of energy. Native three-phase design can flex and integrate with renewables onsite or offsite. You bring the power, we’ll make it work.
The benefits of our patented energy system are summarised below.
Extra-low voltage system provides a safe working environment
Easy to install and maintain without expensive electricians needed for maintenance
Simplified electrical design
Reduced capacity on main connection thanks to the removal of inrush and power factor issues
More than LEDs
Our patented system provides multi-modal control of lighting, including spectrum, and delivers the light plants need to grow with optimised efficacy. It features zero flicker, further improving growing conditions.
The benefits of our lighting are summarised below.
Scalable, dynamic lighting system enabled at each level within the Growth Tower
Narrow-band wavelength LEDs provide photon optimisation for improved plant performance
Reduced heat load as lighting is tuned to the plants requirements minimising waste light turning to heat
Easy to maintain as lighting is removed between growth cycles
Closed loop system
The IGS fertigation system is closed loop with no discharges to the ground or watercourse. It provides the grower with the ability to fully tailor the nutrient solution and its application schedule to individual requirements.
The benefits of our fertigation system are summarised below.
Closed loop system to minimise water and nutrient consumption
Flexible inputs allow growers to use their preferred nutrients source
Irrigation events pre-scheduled as part of the growth recipe
Easy and low cost system to maintain
Modular design, allowing different towers to be optimised to different crop needs