How Bioenergy With Carbon Capture and Storage Can Guarantee Supply

The Committee on Climate Change's (CCC) Sixth Carbon Budget report explains that, in order to achieve net zero emissions, the UK must eliminate all fossil fuel generated power by 2035 and increase variable renewable energy production by 80 per cent by 2050.

Green Walls for Fighting Climate Change

All around the world, urban planners are looking for solutions for green architecture and infrastructure. To meet the ecological challenges, the Gartenheim housing association researched for eight years to develop an advanced vertical greening system - driven by maxon.

Food Production Steps Up to Meet Global Demand

Using a model that blends aspects of technology, agriculture and science, Living Greens Farms is setting a template for the future of farming. With the addition of a new grow room in 2019, Living Greens Farm raised the total space of its aeroponic farm to 60,000 square feet.

What Went Right in 2020? 24 Billion Things

2020 was an unusual year, to say the least. We all faced unprecedented challenges. But behind every one, we also witnessed incredible resilience, ingenuity and creativity. This is particularly true in agriculture.

Smart Solutions Help Farmers Combat Climate Change

As farmers learn to adapt to a changing climate, the industry must also reduce its own carbon intensity by 2030 in alignment with the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

NORD Brings Innovative Solutions to the Poultry Industry

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers full-featured drive solutions that can tackle the toughest requirements in the poultry industry, including applications from processing to packaging.

10 Groundbreaking Insights From the Latest Research on Light Spectra for Cannabis

In collaboration with Wageningen University & Research and Compassionate Cultivation, Fluence is proud to announce the findings of a series of groundbreaking photobiology research studies examining how light spectra affect cannabis growth and development.

Urban Farming Spotlight: Sunqiao Urban Agricultural District

The district has been producing food with conventional methods since the 1990s. But now, it's being expanded to integrate vertical farming systems, research and public outreach.

How Vertical Farming will shape the Post Pandemic Food Supply Chain

We're building for a future where modular vertical farming solutions are an accessible means of food production in urban areas. By modular vertical farming solution, we are referring to turnkey grow systems from the size of a shipping container down to a household appliance.

Creating Sustainable Renewable Energy Projects and Solar Farms

Dual-purpose solar is the strategic co-locating and land management for both solar power development, ecosystem services and agricultural production. This method can reduce electricity costs, preserve soil health for traditional land use after decommissioning.

Remote Sensing of Vegetation Using SWIR Cameras on a UAV

Forage Mass Monitoring (FFM) analysis has been traditionally done using biomass sampling to calculate biomass yield per hectare (t ha-1). Current research is now looking at reflectance spectroscopy methods using remote sensing systems based on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Developing and Improving Productivity in Vertical Farms

Dr Antony Dodd's research into the plant circadian clock had found that optimising growing conditions to match the clock resulted in plants that contained more chlorophyll, allowing them to convert more of the available light into biomass and grow faster.

Sun to Table: SMA inverter harvesting energy at Just A Few Acres Farm for 12 years

The array at Just A Few Acres features thirty-six, 170-watt panels, amounting to a cumulative 6.2 kilowatt capacity. The panels are framed by three poles that can be manually tilted throughout the year to accommodate for seasonal changes in the sun's position.

Use of Biosensors in the Poultry Industry?

A biosensor is an analytical device that can be used for the detection of target analytes. It consists of a transducing device (transforms a biochemical signal into a measurable signal) and a biological element, such as enzyme, antibody etc., which is immobilized.

The One Thing You're Probably Overlooking in Your Greenhouse

The cost of natural sunlight is an important thing for producers to understand because there is an economic value that they should be placing on sunlight. It's one of the main inputs to production!

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