New growing system for food vertical farming

This solution consists of a cultivation system on opposite stages developed with aero-hydroponic technology (off-ground and no soil) and a controlled sterile environment (temperature, humidity, light, nourishment). The system integrates specific LED lamps and indoor microclimate control which make possible to manage seasonal and night-time cycles, to optimize production capacity, to reduce water consumption by 90%, and to cancel the use of anti-fungal agents.
Technology validated in lab.
Basic technological components are integrated to establish that they will work together. This is relatively “low fidelity” compared with the eventual system. Examples include integration of “ad hoc” hardware in the laboratory.
Laboratory testing of the prototype components for growth process has been performed.

How does it work?

A semi-automated indoor planting system is based on technological racks capable of handling all the stages of plant growth developed in germination chambers. The racks contain, support and communicate with other technology/plant components integrated into the system, such as the nutrient pumping system, the recovery circuit, the blue spectrum lighting system, and a complete monitoring system integrated by growth sensors, moving cameras installed on rails, etc. As a whole, the system is able to generate an eco-efficient and bioclimatic architectural body consisting of different blocks, each one for a growth phase, which are linked among them by a computerized-driven building service that stimulates and accelerates the ecological growth of plant-specific organisms through an aero-hydroponic cultivation technology.