Water

1) The problem is Water and agriculture is a huge consumer.

2) Article title – AeroFarms: Work starts to build world’s largest vertical urban farm in Newark

Website name – The Independent

Website link – http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/aerofarms-work-starts-to-build-worlds-largest-vertical-urban-farm-in-newark-10211245.html

Name of technology/brand – Aerofarms Vertical urban farms

What the technology does – AeroFarms builds, owns, and operates farms that grow locally flavorful, safe, healthy food in a sustainable and socially responsible way.  Aerofarms innovative vertical farming technology system uses 95% less water than growing in a field.

How the technology addresses the problem – The Aerofarms technology uses aeroponics and LEDs, utilizing a totally controlled growing environment without sun or soil and minimizing harmful transportation miles.

3) Stakeholders that will need to use the technology include Aerofarms harvesters, assemblers, and crop physiologists.

4) Three steps to deploying this technology include:

Step 1 – Determine a location where a vertical farm would make sense to build (densely populated urban areas).

Step 2 – Discuss community benefits and partnerships with the mayor of the city of the desired location.

Step 3 – Construct the vertical farm.

1) The problem is Water and agriculture is a huge consumer.

2) Article title – AeroFarms: Work starts to build world’s largest vertical urban farm in Newark

Website name – The Independent

Website link – http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/aerofarms-work-starts-to-build-worlds-largest-vertical-urban-farm-in-newark-10211245.html

Name of technology/brand – Aerofarms Vertical urban farms

What the technology does – AeroFarms builds, owns, and operates farms that grow locally flavorful, safe, healthy food in a sustainable and socially responsible way.  Aerofarms innovative vertical farming technology system uses 95% less water than growing in a field.

How the technology addresses the problem – The Aerofarms technology uses aeroponics and LEDs, utilizing a totally controlled growing environment without sun or soil and minimizing harmful transportation miles.

3) Stakeholders that will need to use the technology include Aerofarms harvesters, assemblers, and crop physiologists.

4) Three steps to deploying this technology include:

Step 1 – Determine a location where a vertical farm would make sense to build (densely populated urban areas).

Step 2 – Discuss community benefits and partnerships with the mayor of the city of the desired location.

Step 3 – Construct the vertical farm.

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