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HydroGreen Grow System receives sustainability accolade


September 14, 2021
By CubicFarm Systems
The HydroGreen Grow System.

The Business Intelligence Group named B.C.-based CubicFarm Systems Corp.’s HydroGreen Grow System as “Sustainability Product of the Year” in the 2021 Sustainability Awards program.

The HydroGreen system is an indoor growing technology for fresh livestock feed.

“We are proud to reward HydroGreen and recognize CubicFarms for their sustainability efforts,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nominations officer, Business Intelligence Group. “It was clear to our judges that their vision and strategy will continue to deliver results toward a cleaner, more sustainable world. Congratulations!”

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The Sustainability Awards honour those people, teams, and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission. The judges recognized several finalists for the global awards, including CubicFarms.

“We’re thrilled that HydroGreen’s technology has won ‘Sustainability Product of the Year’ for 2021,” said Dan Schmidt, president, HydroGreen. “As a technology company founded by farmers, we’re passionate about helping farmers to keep growing sustainably. HydroGreen’s technology allows farmers to maintain their independence and protects our resources now, and for future generations.”

The HydroGreen Grow System technology was designed for areas impacted by water scarcity and uses 90 per cent less water than conventional irrigated field crops. Farmers can harvest fresh livestock feed daily, exponentially increasing output by producing up to 360 harvests annually, compared to two harvests per year using traditional farming methods.

The HydroGreen Vertical Pastures.

For fresh produce, CubicFarms’ patented Crop Motion Technology moves the plants, maximizing cubic square footage while moving trays to the front of the module for seeding and harvesting. The CubicFarm System is said to use significantly less land and water compared to field farming to grow the same amount of fresh produce.

“To reliably feed ourselves going forward, we need to utilize our limited and precious resources much more efficiently and leveraging technology will enable us to do that,” said Dave Dinesen, CEO, CubicFarms. “We believe indoor growing is the solution necessary for more sustainable farming for the future. Congratulations to all recognized by the Business Intelligence Group in this year’s Sustainability Awards.”

Earlier this year, the HydroGreen system won the Nexus Innovation Award