Controlled Environment Agriculture is a vibrant sector that is attracting significant investment. Our event on 25th February is an opportunity to explore its feasibility for different sectors, review the latest technology and be inspired by some of the pioneers. To get you up to speed we have created an overview of CEA with comments from across the ecosystem.
Michael Ruggier Airponix discusses how a nutrient spray reduces the water requirement for CEA in arid areas.
Light Science Technologies (LST) has secured Innovate UK funding to develop an ‘all in one’ sensor for vertical farming. It will measure light, water, air, temperature, humidity, oxygen and soil to enable monitoring and control of the growing environment.
As we emerge into 2021, all eyes are looking forward and nurturing hopes, plans and ambitions that life will be better – healthier, happier, safer and more sustainable. So how do we make the future we want a reality, by design – and avoid ending up with the future we don’t want, by accident?
Can we really feed 40,000 people with a ‘SkyFarm’? Or will everyone in London have a ‘Personal Food Computer’ by 2040? Provocative questions…
Could an urban sky farm sustainably feed half of Battersea? Tom Cox thinks it could, he will present his vertical farm-of-the-future at our CEA event
CEA is attracting significant global investment, creating huge opportunities for innovation – as well as divergence in business model.
Indoor farming in the UK has its roots in urban centres, but is it time now for virtual farming to move to the countryside?
Vertical farming promises a step change in production density, providing significant efficiency savings with the additional benefit of improved product quality.