Current models of vertical farms struggle to grow a range of high quality crops, profitably, at scale.
Stacking growing space requires power-hungry automation & mechanics.
Power costs are driven even higher by the “fight” between inefficient lighting and weak ventilation.
Monocultures breed pests and require tight, balanced environmental control, or pesticides.
The industry has generated lots of attention & investment but profitability remains elusive.
We’ve built the world’s finest TCEA platform that truly represents the future of indoor farming. Each element of the system interacts with our platform and well-proven off-the-shelf components. Our patented technology means you can control environmental elements, including lighting, watering and nutrient delivery. We’ve designed it with economy and simplicity in mind, so we’ve minimised the electronics and completely removed computers and cabling.
The platform also interacts with external energy sources to deliver optimised power usage day and night, with the ability to alternate between power sources to ensure energy costs are as low as possible.
All of our systems are modular and built with your business growth in mind. We supply the kit to your location, the construction and assembly partners. We can help with your financial planning and advise on the infrastructure services (energy, water, web) that you’ll need.
We also partner with the The James Hutton Institute https://www.hutton.ac.uk/ to provide you with world class crop science, plant breeding an varietal selection advise.
Each tray supports plants in plugs or pots and is irrigated by an independent crane-based lift. Cameras monitor growth activity recording time-lapse photography and we use Google images to estimate crop age so the machine can determine plant needs.
Underneath each tray, ventilated LED light strips illuminate on the growth tray below. There are approximately 1100 LEDs per tray.
We’ve built drains into the trays that circulate water back into the irrigation system. The tower ecosystem, in concert with the facility’s HVAC controls, is calibrated achieve ideal humidity for plant growth and helps to further reduce water usage. Humidity is condensed, captured, cleaned and recycled.
We are currently undergoing a re-brand, so some elements of our new site may look quite different, but don’t worry you’re in the right place!