The Growth of Vertical Farms: A Case Study

Vertical farms, also called Controlled-Environment Agriculture (CEA), can't just be environmentally sustainable, they also need to be economically viable.

GV leads $90 million investment in Bowery to grow its indoor farming business

The round was led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) with participation from Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

JD.COM OPENS LARGEST PLANT FACTORY FEATURING JAPANESE HYDROPONIC TECHNOLOGY IN CHINA

The factory spans 11,040 square meters and incorporates a hydroponic culturing system with solar light and a closed seedling production environment using artificial light. Currently it can produce spinach, cabbage, red and green lettuce, coriander, and more.

FORD FUND, CASS COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES UNVEIL FREIGHT FARM ALLOWING AGENCY TO GROW FRESH FOOD YEAR ROUND

Brainchild of Ford's Thirty Under 30 philanthropic leadership program comes to fruition with reveal of new hydroponic container farm. The indoor farm operates without the use of pesticides, sunlight or soil. It also utilizes 90 percent less water than would normal.

Samsung Electronics Expands Horticulture LED Lineups to Advance Greenhouse and Vertical Farming

New horticulture LEDs are designed to promote healthier plant growth and enhance farming conditions for indoor growers

NEW FACIAL RECOGNITION FEATURE LAUNCHED BY CONSUS FRESH

Consus has developed an intelligent software-based system that reduces the burden of audits and improves productivity. By linking HR records to labour deployment the facial recognition module enables accurate costing of all products and improved traceability.

"Techno Farm Keihanna", the Largest Automated Vertical Farm in the World, to Start Shipping its Products

The production capacity of Techno Farm Keihanna is 30,000 heads of lettuce per day and it is approximately 1.5 times bigger than that of Kameoka Plant, Spreadʼs existing vertical farm (Kameoka, Kyoto).

One-Click Solution from Growerstock Set to Transform Fresh Produce Buying

Industry experts and mobile innovators partner to launch online trading platform, creating greater access for buyers and sellers in fresh produce industry.

DelFrescoPure® Announces Partnership with CubicFarms®

The LivingCube™ system has 12 mechanized growing, germination and irrigation machines, each built inside proprietary insulated 40' stainless steel growing chambers.

From Robot Farm to Table: Iron Ox Unveils the First Fully Autonomous Indoor Farm

Robotics startup with deep roots in plant science aims to feed the world through intelligent farming

Radicle Growth to Infuse $450k into Agtech/Foodtech Companies through the Radicle Global Pre-Seed Challenge

Challenge Marks the First Time in Agtech that Pre-Seed Companies Worldwide Have Had the Opportunity for Paid-In Capital to be Matched Without Relocation or Education Requirements

Introducing the lettuce peeling robot

Cambridge researchers have developed what is believed to be the first robotic lettuce leaf peeling system of its kind.

Grower Replaces T5s Fluorescents with VividGro's GroBar™ Luminaires, Gains Dramatic Savings in Time and Expense

Because GroBar luminaires are completely cool, plants can come into direct contact without incurring any damage. Growers then have greater flexibility in stacked grow options and see an additional benefit in reduced cooling costs.

80 Acres Farms to Open First Fully-Automated Indoor Farm in the United States

Hamilton facility will feature 150,000 square feet of indoor growing space; groundbreaking set for September 24, 2018

Freight Farms Announces 'Grown,' the World's First On-Site Vertical Farming Service

New service can seamlessly integrate with any foodservice operation or support year-round CSA programs--no farmland or additional staff required

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