The new vertical farm being developed on the outskirts of Copenhagen will produce around 1,000 tonnes of plant products over an entire year. Developed in collaboration between Danish start-up Nordic Harvest and Taiwan’s YesHealth Group, the farm will allow waste to grow in a protected indoor environment during the winter, which would otherwise be hostile and prevent growth. This would result in an increase in imports of these products and therefore in the use of more fuel.
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As reported by Fast Company, Nordic Farm has confirmed that a set of farms of the same type arranged in an area equal to 20 football fields could meet the national needs for plant products. The technology behind this 2.0 culture comes from YesHealth Group. A company that has spent the last decade trying to develop a sustainable production model for all large-scale food consumer products, such as vegetables.
In a previous success, the company managed to develop Taiwan’s largest vertical farm – which is already reaping the rewards of its labor – both literally and above all in terms of profit. The company’s portfolio also includes an earlier project in China where a small farm was built so that all employees of a company could take their vegetables there for free.
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Farm 2.0 will be equipped with extensive state-of-the-art facilities such as hydroponics technologies already in use in the world’s largest grow facilities. In the structure, there will be absolutely no use of harmful products such as pesticides, and a minimum amount of water will be used in favor of the economy. Eco-sustainable systems such as wind and/or solar energy will be favored for the power supply.
For this impressive project, the YesHealth group has developed its own LEDs to be as efficient as possible and thus reduce the energy requirement for the power supply. The cost of the products has already been established, and it will be very close to the current cost that we can find in supermarket counters, but it will be reduced as the technology spreads and becomes more efficient.
The YesHealth Group is expanding rapidly, with ambitions above all towards Europe, but also in Asia and South Africa.