SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Currently there are two concepts that are becoming increasingly important for the future of production: the marketing, distribution and consumption of fruits and vegetables; It is about health and sustainability, objectives that become inalienable.

Challenges of Modern Agriculture

Challenges of Modern Agriculture

Increase in population and demand for food

By 2050, a large increase in population is expected that will require production 50% higher than current production. In addition, it must be taken into account that of 9.7 billion people, it is estimated that more than 6.5 billion will be living in urban spaces.

Scarce Arable Land

Arable land is increasingly scarce. It is estimated that only 10% of production will come from new arable land, with the remaining 90% requiring an increase in the production and efficiency of current cultivated land.

Lack of sources

Climate change will increase the global scarcity of resources, especially water and energy. Many countries will begin to take measures penalizing its excessive use. The agricultural sector is responsible for 70% of the global water resource. It is our responsibility to take measures for efficient use.

Why do we do what we do?

GLOBAL GOAL

It is estimated that by 2050 there will be approximately 9.1 billion inhabitants on our planet. The challenge: produce food for everyone. Arable land cannot be increased at the rate that population increases. And if it were done we would have to forget about forests, jungles and other ecosystems, which is already happening. Increasing yields will be vital.

PARTICULAR GOAL

Ensure consumers the best product, of higher quality and safety, through a model that not only provides individual guarantees to consumers, but has also become one of the most efficient on the planet in the efficient use of essential resources. . Product quality and enhancement of flavors, prioritizing the health and safety of fruits and vegetables, under the highest sustainability standards, from a triple perspective: economic, social and environmental.

Agricultural (R)evolution

WATER

We use 95% less water. Greater use of natural sunlight.

SOIL

99% less space used, 75% less fertilizers. 25% of the world's land degraded. Using 1% of the land required for conventional cultivation makes us 390 times more productive.

HEALTH

Without agrochemicals or pesticides. Less handling and lower risk of contamination. Excessive use of pesticides has decreased beneficial microorganisms in the soil and allowed bad ones to proliferate. The soil is no longer healthy enough to leach pesticides and render them inert. By growing indoors, we avoid this.

SALUD

Sin agroquímicos ni pesticidas. Menor manipulación y menor riesgo de contaminación. El uso excesivo de pesticidas ha disminuido los microorganismos beneficiosos en el suelo y permitido que proliferen los malos. El suelo ya no es suficientemente saludable como para filtrar pesticidas y volverlos inertes. Al cultivar en interiores, evitamos esto.

CARBON FOOTPRINT

90% less transportation, as we build our farms in major distribution channels and near population centers to bring fresh local vegetables to communities that normally wouldn't have them. Today food production contributes 30% of all CO2 emissions.

HUELLA DE CARBONO

90% menos de transporte., ya que construimos nuestras granjas en los principales canales de distribución y cerca de centros de población para llevar verduras frescas locales a las comunidades que normalmente no las tendrían. Hoy la producción de alimentos contribuye con el 30% de todas las emisiones de CO2.

We use the latest data science, vision, and artificial intelligence and sensing technologies to fulfill our mission: growing the best possible plants for the betterment of humanity.

INTELLIGENT AEROPONICS

We use aeroponics to spray the roots of our vegetables with nutrients, water and oxygen. Our aeroponic system is a closed loop system.

SMART
NUTRITION

We control all macro and micronutrients providing everything they need to grow. We can take the same seed from the field and grow it in half the time of a traditional field farmer.

SMART SUBSTRATE

We use a reusable fabric medium to sow, germinate, grow and harvest. Made from BPA-free post-consumer recycled plastic, each scooping out 16.9 oz. of the waste stream. It can be disinfected and replanted.

SMART SCALING

System size and configuration are customizable, comprised of stackable modules, allowing for growth in varied locations and maximum performance per square foot, with quick installation

SMART SUBSTRATE

We use a reusable fabric medium to sow, germinate, grow and harvest. Made from BPA-free post-consumer recycled plastic, each scooping out 16.9 oz. of the waste stream. It can be disinfected and replanted.

SMART SCALING

System size and configuration are customizable, comprised of stackable modules, allowing for growth in varied locations and maximum performance per square foot, with quick installation

Results

A controlled ecosystem with the perfect amount of light, air and nutrients. An optimal set of conditions that allows our plants to fully express their natural flavor. We remotely monitor all crops through our cloud-based agricultural platform. It continually learns, adapts and improves itself, so each plant grows better than the last. By maintaining the roots, our plants retain all their flavor and goodness. 100% free of chemical pesticides, obtaining fresher and healthier products.

Intensive agriculture

Production system under plastic, which is nourished exclusively by sunlight, and natural ventilation that allows controlling the values of temperature, humidity and CO2 concentration. The whitening of the cover reduces the amount of solar radiation that is transmitted inside the greenhouse during times of greatest sunshine, which allows the crops to carry out their photosynthetic activity and provides the energy that warms the plants, the soil and the air. This sustainable and natural system guarantees healthy, high-quality products, variety and freshness throughout the year.

Vertical Farming

Cultivation of plants inside multi-story buildings, which function as large greenhouses, technologies such as hydroponics or aeroponics will be used to grow the plants. A 30-story vertical farm could feed more than 10,000 people. Transportation and logistics costs are considerably reduced by being located in direct proximity to consumers, thus reducing the number of intermediaries, which in turn would make the product cheaper.

ONLY 5% OF THE WATER USED FOR
TRADITIONAL AGRICULTURE

Obtaining water

Today 70% of the water supply goes to agriculture and 70% of water pollution comes from traditional agriculture. Our system uses 95% less water than field agriculture and has developed a closed-loop water circulation system that recirculates water to our plants. The greenhouse traps warm air and humidity during the day, creating a better environment for plant growth and then at night, the top of the greenhouse opens to allow fresh air to enter, and capture dew and moisture. condensation. The water droplets are channeled into a collection cistern and used for irrigation and can even be used for drinking. In times of rain, the design is also used as a rainwater collector, optimizing the obtaining of this resource.

Market Advantages

CLEAN ENERGY

Great energy efficiency thanks to the use of renewable energy. The energy of these modules is generated by solar panels that serve as shading to protect the space from direct solar radiation, while reducing consumption and partially reversing the global energy cost.

PRODUCTION ALL YEAR ROUND

Performance is practically 100% guaranteed. Production systems in controlled environments allow the development of plants 365 days a year, regardless of weather conditions. Along with the acceleration of crop cycles, an increase in the number of harvests results.

FRESH QUALITY PRODUCT

Use of agronomically non-cultivable soils (due to urban occupation, salinity, climate, etc.). The cultivable areas are expanded and the product is brought closer to the final consumer. The controlled isolation of the system, as well as the speed of the cultivation cycles, make production practically immune to pest and fungal problems, thus avoiding the use of pesticides.

Cultivation Modules

STRUCTURE

Designed and manufactured to make the most of the available space and obtain an environment that allows tightness and good air exchange in a controlled manner.

AIR CONDITIONING

Plants grown indoors have very precise climatic requirements. Cooling and/or heating system, relative humidity control, renewals and homogenization of the air relative to the environment to filter and maintain the ideal temperature and humidity for crops.

SOLAR PANELS

The module has solar panels that serve as shading to protect the space from direct solar radiation, while reducing energy consumption.

LED LIGHTING

The LED lights used in our modules have a fully configurable spectrum and intensity to provide the ideal amount of light for plant growth, with reduced consumption compared to sodium lights.

IRRIGATION

We use substrate-less irrigation in independent modules with different levels and NFT channels that make the most of the number of plants on each level and linear extension. The system (manual, semi or automatic) is made up of a tank, pump, filter and recirculating network.

LED LIGHTING

The LED lights used in our modules have a fully configurable spectrum and intensity to provide the ideal amount of light for plant growth, with reduced consumption compared to sodium lights.

IRRIGATION

We use substrate-less irrigation in independent modules with different levels and NFT channels that make the most of the number of plants on each level and linear extension. The system (manual, semi or automatic) is made up of a tank, pump, filter and recirculating network.

Wide range of
cultivation possibilities

The great degree of customization allows us to emulate almost any climatic condition: The planting frames, surface, height, as well as the spectrum of light that the plants receive are some of the customizable parameters.

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Renewable Energy

The benefits of energy efficiency range from reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, reducing household energy bills, reducing companies’ production costs and improving their productivity, to global benefits. for the energy system, since by reducing energy demand, the system’s own risks, investment needs in generation infrastructure, transmission and distribution networks, etc. are reduced.

We promote energy efficiency actions (technical and good practices) in the industrial, transportation, and residential sectors, in order to achieve certain levels of energy consumption and GHG emissions.

Our purpose is to reduce the energy and environmental impact of the energy system, also contributing to the achievement of the SDGs and the goals established in the NDCs.

Electromobility

There are more than one billion vehicles with internal combustion engines in the world. More than 100 million are added to the planet’s roads every year. This trend is not sustainable. 85% of the time, these vehicles carry a single passenger, and 90% of the time, on average, they are not even used: they are parked.

As a result of this glut of many gas-guzzling single-passenger vehicles, air pollution is increasing. Deadly in 91% of the world’s cities. And 92% of Earth’s cities have heavy, gridlocked traffic. There are more than seven million deaths a year due to air pollution and more than 1.5 Million people die each year worldwide in car accidents, mostly caused by human error. Above all, CO2 emissions, largely from electricity generated by natural gas and coal, threaten our existence on Earth and are a major cause of global warming.

In addition to the human lives lost, a recent report from the World Health Organization shows that the cost associated with air pollution exceeds $5 trillion a year. The Kyoto Protocol climate change treaty has so far failed to curb carbon emissions, as has the Paris Agreement. Governments and corporations have proven to be moving too slowly to implement these changes in time to make a significant difference.

The current transportation system is broken. We cannot advance as a species, move people and goods in this way. If we want to survive on a healthy planet, we need clean energy. We need to learn to share. It is time to eliminate the polluting, single-passenger internal combustion engine and transport people and goods in a more sustainable way, without creating traffic, pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, moving people, goods and energy, in a simple, sustainable and comfortable way.

Our ultimate vision is to use the newest technologies available to create highly efficient transit, as close to “zero carbon” as possible, without requiring the installation of expensive and time-consuming infrastructure: a “plug and play” system that can go anywhere with minimal infrastructure.

We completely redesign the concept of public transportation for the 21st century, transforming the mass transportation system into shared robotic/autonomous, self-organized, highly energy efficient, more practical, comfortable and fun.

We integrate new technologies to create a sustainable “MaaS Transit” (Mobility) as a Service, using Electric, Shared, Connected and Autonomous vehicles managed transparently with Blockchain technology and smart contracts.