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CubicFarm to construct commercial-scale vertical farm system in Vancouver


September 1, 2021
By Fruit and Vegetable

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CubicFarm Systems Corp. recently announced a new project to deliver a commercial-scale FreshHub with 96 CubicFarm System modules, the company’s largest project to date.

Leveraging the land and water efficiencies of CubicFarm System technology, the new stacked configuration of this FreshHub will include a remarkable 96 modules occupying one acre of land. New features of this FreshHub include a new, efficient agricultural building design that reduces capital costs, new farm infrastructure, workflow design, automation components and proprietary software.

“On just one acre of land, this new FreshHub will grow the equivalent of 100 acres of field production,” said Dave Dinesen, CubicFarms CEO, in a press release. “We’re exponentially increasing commercial-scale growing with a scalable solution that grows nutritious fresh produce without any pesticides or herbicides. Growing locally eliminates truckloads of produce arriving from far away, so the food that ends up on your table is affordable, better for you, stays fresher for longer, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.”

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“FreshHub meets the increasing demand for more reliable and sustainable independent local food supply with high-density, cost-efficient food production,” said Jeff Booth, CubicFarms chair.

CubicFarms has received a $1.2 million deposit from a private investor group for the FreshHub purchase and installation in the Lower Mainland area of Vancouver. Once installed, this will be the largest commercial scale CubicFarm System in the world.