September 1, 2021

CubicFarms400x275Vancouver-based CubicFarm Systems has announced a new indoor farming growing system called FreshHub that incorporates 96 CubicFarm System modules. The goal of the system is to significantly localize food production via the high-density modules.

Leveraging the significant land and water efficiencies of the CubicFarm System technology, the new stacked configuration of the FreshHub will include 96 modules occupying one acre of land. The features include a new efficient agricultural building design that reduces capital costs, new farm infrastructure, workflow design, automation components, and proprietary software, the company said. The system contains patented technology for growing leafy greens and other crops onside, indoors, year-round.

“The CubicFarms FreshHub is the real breakthrough design of the ag-tech industry because it dramatically shortens the long supply chain and localizes food production,” said Dave Dinesen, CEO of CubicFarms. “On just one acre of land, this new FreshHub will grow the equivalent of 100 acres of field production. We’re exponentially increasing commercial scale growing with a scalable solution that grows superior, more 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.”

The company said it received a $9.51 million ($12 million Canadian) deposit from a private investor group for the FreshHub purchase and installation in the Lower Mainland area of Vancouver, British Columbia. Once installed, it will be the largest commercial-scale CubicFarm System in the world.

“FreshHub meets the increasing demand for more reliable and sustainable independent local food supply with high-density, cost-efficient food production,” said Jeff Booth, chairman of CubicFarms. “By delivering high-quality fresh produce at a price that beats traditional growing, FreshHub becomes a true contender to break our reliance on long-chain food supply and provides additional advantages, like growing more nutritious produce in any climate without the challenges of drought or climate change.”

“We’re excited to be first to market with this game-changing, next-level vertical farming technology, said Duane Indenbosch, one of the private investors of the project. “Reducing food imports is critical to food security in Canada. We chose the award-winning CubicFarm System technology because we believe it’s the most cost-effective, efficient, and sustainable indoor growing system. We’re excited to work collaboratively with the CubicFarms team on this project to meet growing market demand, better conserve our natural resources, and impact and improve food security.”

For more details on CubicFarms, visit its website here.

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