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From Home Vertical Farm to Commercial Scale 2015

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Association for Vertical Farming Summit 2015 in Beijing China. For more information, visit their website: https://vertical-farming.net/

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From Home Vertical Farm to Commercial Scale 2015

  1. 1. Vertical Farming Technology from Home Farming to Industrial Scale By Maximilian Loessl 09.05.2015 Beijing
  2. 2. Can We? Provide a sustainable, safe and abundant food and water supply for 10 billion people? Repair Earth’s damaged ecosystems? AND
  3. 3. global challenges
  4. 4. Depleting Fresh-water Sources ! ! ! ! Challenge: 80% of all freshwater is used in agriculture
  5. 5. Population Growth & Urbanization ! ! ! Challenges: Growing cities 80% urban population by 2050 Increasing demand for food in cities !
  6. 6. Billion People Not including grazing lands Agricultural Footprint 7
  7. 7. 0 2 4 6 8 10 Billion Developing Regions Industrialized Regions World Population Growth 1750 1800 1850 1900 1950 2000 2050 Sources: United Nations Population Division and Population References Bureau, 1993 By the year 2050 the human population will increase by another 3 billion individuals
  8. 8. 3 Billion People 7 Billion People Forecasting Agriculturally Driven Global Environmental Change David Tilman, et al. SCIENCE Vol 292—April, 2001 Agricultural Footprint +
  9. 9. Negative Effects of Agriculture ! ! ! Challenges: Pesticide use Agricultural runoff Ocean Acidification !
  10. 10. Food Transport ! ! ! ! Challenges: Food Waste (1/3) Greenhouse Gas Emissions !
  11. 11. Can We? Provide a sustainable, safe and abundant food and water supply for 10 billion people? Repair Earth’s damaged ecosystems? AND
  12. 12. we can and we must.
  13. 13. •  year-round production independent of: –  climate –  region –  pesticide use –  season •  less food waste •  less land use •  less food miles •  faster to consumer (=fresher) Vertical Farming Benefits I
  14. 14. Vertical Farming Benefits II •  guaranteed food safety •  no heavy metals/pesticides •  up to 60% less fertilizer •  up to 98% less water •  2-3x faster growth-rates •  higher vitamin & mineral content •  uniform & intense taste •  uniform yield
  15. 15. Vertical Farming Benefits III solving different needs for different locations
  16. 16. What can be grown? Plant-based Food Functional foods Vegetables Herbs Fruit/Berries Edible Flowers Medicinal Plants Staple foods Rice Wheat Corn Potato Suitable for Vertical Farming
  17. 17. Vertical Farming Technology plant cubeconsultancy
  18. 18. Plant Cube !  A device that lets you grow your own food !  Smart, fully automated and connected
  19. 19. What can you grow? leafy greens berries herbs
  20. 20. 3x 60% 98%
  21. 21. What's next ?
  22. 22. Vertical Farming Technology plant cube commercial farm JVs consultancy
  23. 23. Tianjin – Beijing 100-120 Mio. Einwohner
  24. 24. Collaborative Demo Farm Project in Beijing area 2015
  25. 25. Collaborative Demo Farm Project in Beijing area 2015 “100% software controlled optimal plant environment for fresh, natural and clean foods personalized for people’s specific needs”
  26. 26. ! Contact: Maximilian Loessl CEO & Co-Founder +49 176 856 557 88 loessl@agrilution.com www.agrilution.com www.twitter.com/agrilution www.facebook.com/agrilution www.youtube.com/agrilution !
  27. 27. Asian Food Regulation Information Service is a resource for the food industry. We have the largest database of Asian food regulations in the world – and it’s FREE to use. We publish a range of communication services (free and paid), list a very large number of food events and online educational webinars and continue to grow our Digital Library. Feel free to contact us anytime to talk about your specific requirements, offer comments, complaints or to compliment us. We look forward to hearing from you soon! www.asianfoodreg.com admin@asianfoodreg.com

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