Agriculture company Freshbay has made a significant step toward securing the economics of its deep geothermal-powered agriculture facility in Alberta. The project uses geothermal wells and cogeneration to grow over 800,000 square feet of new Atlantis greenhouses. In addition, Berrymobile Fruit Distribution will purchase the strawberries grown in the facility, which were market tested for quality and shelf life in Vancouver. Freshbay’s partnership with Novus Earth and Affinor Growers aims to create Canada’s first geothermal-powered greenhouse production project. The project aims to deliver a sustainable, efficient, and economically viable solution for indoor agriculture while netting a positive impact on the planet.
Freshbay Inc., an agriculture company focused on indoor farming, has taken a significant step towards securing the economics of its deep geothermal-powered agriculture facility near Hinton, Alberta. This innovative project uses heat from geothermal wells and cogeneration to directly power, heat, and supplement CO2-enriched air for more than 800,000 square feet of new Atlantis greenhouses outfitted with Affinor Growers Inc.’s turnkey vertical farming technology. The purchaser of the strawberries grown in the facility is Berrymobile Fruit Distribution Inc., a premium local soft fruit wholesaler in western Canada.
Freshbay’s strategic partnership with Novus Earth and Affinor Growers Inc. is working to create the first geothermal-powered greenhouse production project in Canada. The successful market test of their strawberries’ quality and shelf life in Vancouver, BC, over the winter of 2022, along with the excess demand for the strawberries distributed by Berrymobile, has enabled Freshbay to establish the viability of its production plans.
The geothermal agriculture project is a significant step towards the indoor farming revolution, combining vertical farming, greenhouses, and sustainable energy sources to grow fresh herbs, strawberries, and tropical fruits year-round. The company’s commitment to providing fresh, healthy, locally-sourced produce using innovative techniques without harmful pesticides and chemicals is commendable. The team of experts in geothermal energy, agriculture, and indoor farming is dedicated to delivering a sustainable, efficient, and economically viable solution for indoor agriculture while positively impacting the planet.
Freshbay’s project comes when Alberta’s economic revitalization is crucial. The geothermal-powered greenhouse production project could significantly contribute to the state’s economy and serve as an exemplary model for sustainable agriculture worldwide. The company is continuing its efforts to make significant progress in revolutionizing the way we think about indoor farming and contributing to sustainable agriculture.
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