New vertical farm to use Affinor technology
December 19, 2016 By Dave Harrison
Dec. 19, 2016, Springfield, TN – Affinor Grower’s vertical farming technology will soon debut in the U.S.
Douglas Bundy of Tennessee intends to build the first vertical farming system using the technology.
The facility will be similar in size and scope to the first of its kind full-scale vertical farm using Affinor technology now being built in Abbotsford.
Slated for completion in March of 2017, the $2.5-million B.C. strawberry production farm will be 15,000 square feet and will house 32 full scale towers producing roughly $ 1.3 million per year in revenue with an estimated 35 per cent net return.
Vertical Designs Ltd. has also signed a deal agreeing to partner with Bundy for the build-out and operations of the Tennessee farm. Together they plan to launch all products under the Eco-Spirit label that is now trademarked in the U.S. and Canada.
“I have been a follower of the hi-tech Vertical Farming space for quite a while,” said Bundy.
“Times have changed for agriculture, and now is the time for new technologies in food production to come to the fore. Mass producing organic foods with zero water waste and no pesticides in a clean safe environment is very appealing to me.”
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