© 2018 by Evergreen Farm Oy.

 

ADVANTAGES

Grow360 System offers solutions to the limitations of existing vertical farming methods. Below are listed the key differentiators that will make the  Grow360 indoor system the "The Future of Hydroponics”

Structure

  • Highest number of plants per m

  • No excess humidity

  • No excess heat

  • Modular system allows quick and easy replacement of crops

2

Rotational System

  • Even lighting

  • Even CO   distribution

  • Even air flow distribution

  • Pollination

  • Robotic acces

2

Direct Feed Mist Irrigation

  • Equal nutrition to each plant

Light & Energy

  • 100% grid independence

  • Proprietary solar & wind technology

  • Lighting technology with no heat production

  • Ideal wavelength for individual plants and stages

Water and Nutrients

  • Organic fertilizer and substrate

  • Closed-loop system recycles nutrients and corrects mineral deficiencies

  • Water harvesting 

Automation and Robotics

  • Artificial intelligence algorithms

  • Robotic harvester and transporter

UNIT SPECIFICATIONS

Grow360 Unit's Dimensions

1.5 meters

6 meters

2.5 meters

Panel

Tower

Each panel holds 12 plants

12 plants x 12 panels

= 144 plants

12 panels make a tower

1 Tower holds 144 plants

The Grow360 Unit is composed of 15 towers. 

Grow360 Unit

144 plants x 15 towers 

= 2160 plants

2160 plants per unit

Annual Yield 

250 gr per plant

240 plants/m2 x 18 harvests x .250 kg 

= 1080 kg/m2

*Facility space not included

**Weight per harvested crop is estimated from a combination of herbs, leafy greens, and heads of lettuce with an average weight of 250 g per plant and 18 harvests per year.

 

HIGHEST GROWING AREA

Often space usage efficiency in vertical farming is thought of in terms of land area, meaning horizontal usage of space, disregarding the vertical requirements. A system might produce what would seem a high amount of crops. However, this efficiency in land area is accomplished mainly by stacking horizontal layers on top of each other. This means, their increased production is mostly a result of an increase in volume usage. The lack of consideration for volume usage makes it difficult to compare and evaluate different systems. With the aim of facilitating this comparison, we are presenting a mathematical analysis and explanation of the Grow360 Units space usage efficiency.

 

 

Systems that grow plants vertically are more efficient than those that stack layers horizontally. Therefore, we will do the comparison between the Grow360 rotating cylinders and vertical layers.

Grow360 Cylinder vs. Flat Surface

(Top View)

80.7 cm

64 cm

The circumference of a circle is defined by C=2πr. Therefore, the growing area of half the cylinder is 64 cm

Growing area of a vertical “wall” in the same 2D space is 80.7cm.

The growing area of the cylinder is smaller than that of a flat line. This is, however, only an apparent loss in growing area as we will see with the Cone Gain.

Cone Gain

As the plants grow, so does the growing area.

TOP VIEW

80.7 cm

126 cm

GAIN

Lighting Distance

Rotation prevents plants from being burnt, therefor distance between plants and LED fixtures can be minimized.

TOTAL GAIN 

1.57 X 2.4 = 3.8

 

STACKABLE UNITS

 

The Grow360 system can be assembled in stackable units and customized according to specific needs. 

 

 

GROW360 PERFORMANCE

Top Producer A
Number of Crops per m2
Annual Yield per m2
Energy per kg
Water per kg
66
80
15.21
5.78
Top Producer B
 
 
176
12.41
7.86
Evergreen DFVH
180
 
324
​​
3.38
1.31

LICENSING THE

GROW360 SYSTEM

The core of our motivation is to support the hydroponics industry expand to the level required to meet the food demand of a growing population. Hydroponics and vertical farming offer a realistic and tangible solution to that challenge.  As such, entering the hydroponic industry seems like an exciting opportunity. Simultaneously, designing and building a suitable system might be cumbersome or inefficient. In order to address the need for simplicity and efficiency, we have designed the eco-friendly and low-cost Grow360 units.

 

Farming facilities using our environmentally-controlled vertical farming technology can grow year-round vegetables, fruits, and flower.

 

Our system can be used by newcomers or seasoned hydroponic farmers, alike. Since we design, build and install systems according to specific needs. Additionally, we provide education and training followed by ongoing support for the licensed units. 

 

Initial system design will consider high-market value produce to create a rapid return on investment. 

 

For licensing of the Grow360 system or for further inquiries, email us at info@evergreenfarm.fi

 

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