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As we delve into the vibrant world of indoor farming this week, we see a blend of technological advancements, strategic collaborations, and promising initiatives aimed at reshaping the future of agriculture.
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From the establishment of joint research centers to the construction of state-of-the-art vertical farms, the industry is embracing sustainable practices and cutting-edge technology to overcome the challenges of traditional farming. Here's a rundown of the significant developments in the sector over the past week.
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This Week in Indoor Farming
Siemens Netherlands and Infinite Acres have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a joint research center in The Hague. The center will integrate Siemens’ technology and services with Infinite Acres’ controlled environment-growing technology to advance the vertical farming industry.
The collaboration aims to expedite the development of vertical farming by supporting Infinite Acres’ global breeding and technology partners. Furthermore, integrating Siemens’ hardware and software with Infinite Acres’ cutting-edge growing technology will create an innovative platform for research and development in this rapidly evolving field.
Both companies are deeply committed to developing sustainable, eco-friendly, healthy food cultivation solutions. This partnership underscores their dedication to transforming agricultural practices across the U.S. and globally.
The research center, also dubbed the ‘Experience Center,’ will serve as a demonstration hub for potential customers, showcasing what vertical farming looks like in practice. It will also serve as a venue for solving agriculture challenges and promoting sustainable farming practices.
Vertical farming technology provider, iFarm, announced its partnership with Opus 2G Group to construct an advanced, automated vertical farm in the Mexico’s Smart City of Tehuantepec, in Oaxaca’s South. The state-of-the-art vertical farm will have a cultivation area of 38,500 square meters. It will employ iFarm’s cutting-edge StackGrow technology to grow over 35 different types of leafy greens and microgreens.
The Smart City of Tehuantepec is part of the Interoceanic Corridor of Tehuantepec Isthmus, a government project to bolster economic growth in Mexico’s Southeast states. The CIINT Benito Juárez initiative includes heavy industries such as chemicals, energy, and agriculture and will create around 75,000 jobs in its initial phase. The city will be constructed from scratch to house over 170,000 people, 40 km from the Salina Cruz port in Oaxaca.
iFarm’s vertical farm will be a vital project component, with a potential monthly yield of over 288 tons of high-quality crops. In addition, the hydroponic vertical farming system will enable the production of fresh, sustainable produce year-round. The pilot farm is set to launch in 2024 and is expected to revolutionize the food production landscape in Mexico and globally.