American company 80 ACRES FARMS plans to build a first indoor vertical farm in Hamilton, equipped with the latest robotics, artificial intelligence, sensors, hydroponics. At the same time, it will work on renewable energy sources.
The area of the controlled environmental agricultural complex will be 15 thousand square meters. With the help of AI, robotics and multiple sensors, the system will be able to work completely autonomously and control all the factors of the greenhouse medium, such as carbon dioxide level, ultraviolet, which will allow to control the taste of plants and the speed of their growth. Observation will be around the clock.
The company uses a closed hydroponic feed system and recycling water, which reduces its consumption by 95%. LED lighting and temperature control will allow you to maintain the necessary climatic conditions all year round. The complex will eat from several renewable energy sources, and the delivery of products will be made only in the nearest supermarkets. This will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce costs.
Despite full automation, people will continue to take limited participation in working with organic material. 80 Acres Farms also decided to completely abandon pesticides.
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