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Reimagining the Vertical Farm 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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Reimagining the Vertical Farm 2015

  1. 1. Prof. Joel L. Cuello Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering The University of Arizona Reimagining the Vertical Farm: Designing a Minimally Structured Modular & Prefabricated Vertical Farm 9 May 2015 Beijing, China The Vertical Green Box® Solution
  2. 2.  Estimated 6.4 billion in 2050 Cities are the Earth’s Future Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  3. 3. 6.4 billion people living in cities by 2050 World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision. www.un.org Cities are the Earth’s Future Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  4. 4. Smarter, Healthier, Wealthier and Happier People Living in Cities are: -- Edward Glaeser, The Triumph of the City Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  5. 5. Smarter, Healthier, Wealthier and Happier But They are Fresh-Food-Challenged! Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015 People Living in Cities are:
  6. 6. Vertical Farming 1.0 by Rolf Mohr 2010 Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  7. 7. Vertical Farming 1.0 by Oliver Foster by T.R.Hamzah & Yeang Led to a wide array of proposed building designs Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  8. 8. Dragonfly Tower by Vincent Callebaut Vertical Farming 1.0 Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  9. 9. Harvest Green by Romses Architects Vertical Farming 1.0 Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  10. 10. Urban Farm, Urban Epicenter by Jung Min Nam Vertical Farming 1.0 Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  11. 11. by SoA architects Vertical Farming 1.0 Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  12. 12. The Challenge: BUT most Vertical Farm concepts and designs are mainly based on those for conventional buildings, making Vertical Farms: PROHIBITIVELY COSTLY! by Rolf Mohr Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  13. 13. There is NOW a Pressing Need to Usher In Vertical Farming 2.0 Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  14. 14. Vertical Farming 2.0 Requires Standardization To accelerate growth and development of the Vertical Farming industry Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  15. 15. Vertical Farm Platform / Operating SystemGrowing System apps Requires Clear Distinction Diversity of apps should be encouraged Platform should be standardized Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  16. 16. Standardization of Vertical Farm Platform or Operating System Requires Standardization To accelerate growth and development of the Vertical Farming industry Vertical Farming 2.0 Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  17. 17. Standardization of Vertical Farm Platform or Operating System Vertical Farming 2.0 Growing System apps Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  18. 18. INTRODUCING: The Minimally Structured Modular & Prefabricated Vertical Farm aka The Vertical Green Box® Solution Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  19. 19. (1) Minimally Structured ● Reduced load-bearing requirement ● Reduced services ● Reduced materials ● Reduced total weight Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  20. 20. (2) Modular ● Uniformity of growing space, hardware, environmental control ● Consistency of operational procedures ● Interchangeability of units ● Allows use of varied growing systems ● Allows development of turn-key operations Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  21. 21. (3) Prefabricated ● Off-site construction and assembly of modules ● Significantly lower cost in construction and labor Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  22. 22. The Minimally Structured, Modular & Prefabricated Vertical Farm Modular Unit:  Transparent sides  Operator may or may not be intended to step onto modular structure to keep structure light-weight in design  Operator may use forms of mechanical devices, like conveyor belts, to gain convenient access to crops The Vertical Green Box® Solution Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  23. 23. MSM-VF Top View Cylinder Configuration The Vertical Green Box ® Solution Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  24. 24. MSM-VF Top View Linear Configuration The Vertical Green Box ® Solution Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  25. 25. MSM-VFFront View Pyramid Configuration The Vertical Green Box ® Solution Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  26. 26. The Vertical Green Box ® Platform / Operating System Growing System apps The Vertical Green Box ® Platform: Assembly/Disassembly- Friendly Non-permanent structure Movable Can load diverse growing system apps Vertical Farming 2.0 Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  27. 27. Growing System apps Business Models: Owned and exclusive operation Lease of module spaces Lease of furnished/n0n- furnished modules Lease to entrepreneurs, individuals, community groups, schools, etc. Vertical Farming 2.0 The Vertical Green Box ® Platform / Operating System Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  28. 28. Analog: Leadenhall Building London, United Kingdom Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
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  38. 38. ZipGrow Towers by Bright Agrotech Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  39. 39. Accordion Photobioreactors by The University of Arizona Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  40. 40. Analog: BROAD Sustainable Building China Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
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  45. 45. Growing System apps Vertical Farming 2.0 The Vertical Green Box ® Platform / Operating System Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  46. 46. Microalgae Constitute a New Crop For Vertical Farms Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  47. 47. Accordion Algae Photobioreactor Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  48. 48. Scenedesmus 10 μm Arthrospira ~50 μm thickness Haematoccocus 20-50 μm Microalgae are any of a diverse group of microscopic organisms that are typically: chlorophyll-containing, predominantly aquatic, unicellular/single- celled, and non-vascular plants Isochrysis sp. 3-5 μm Chlamydamonas 10-30 μm Microalgae Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  49. 49. Algae for Nutraceuticals (Omega 3/6 -- DHA, EPA, AA) Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
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  52. 52. Reservoir ACCORDION Photobioreactor Air Regular AirAccordion Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  53. 53. Growing System apps Vertical Farming 2.0 The Vertical Green Box ® Platform / Operating System Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  54. 54. Different Growing System Apps Deliverables: 1. Safe and Fresh Food 2. Food accessibility for Everyone 3. Agro-Tourism 4. Education 5. Building and Strengthening Communities Vertical Farming 2.0 The Vertical Green Box ® Platform / Operating System Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015
  55. 55. Dr. Joel L. Cuello Professor of Biosystems Engineering The University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. Contact: cuelloj@email.arizona.edu Prof. Cuello 9 May 2015 The Vertical Green Box ® Solution
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