A hydroponic vertical farm laboratory will be provided by AmplifiedAg for a global CEA wastewater research project. Gyeongsang National University (GNU) in South Korea and Clemson University in South Carolina are both involved in the research. For metropolitan areas without access to fresh water, modular indoor farms have the potential to develop more sustainable food production systems. AmplifiedAg continues to be chosen as a platform for academic research and instruction in the field of controlled environment agriculture due to its modular vertical farming model, cutting-edge technological systems, and cloud-based software. The business also supplies technology to the USDA-ARS CEA Center of Excellence, where the organization will spend the next few years undertaking a significant amount of research on indoor farming.
A completely functional vertical farm laboratory is being provided by AmplifiedAg for a global CEA wastewater research project, the indoor farming company announced in a press release. Gyeongsang National University (GNU) in South Korea and Clemson University in South Carolina are both involved in the research. Modular indoor farms have the potential to provide more sustainable food systems since they consume a great deal less water and can be combined with a closed-loop wastewater recycling technology.
According to Don Taylor, CEO of AmplifiedAg, “the initiative to repurpose wastewater into effective irrigation for indoor agriculture is an immensely significant area of concentration and we are happy to offer the technology to assist the effort. Given the fast-changing climate of our planet and the fact that many parts of the globe have poor access to resources and are unable to cultivate fresh food, we must work diligently and ingeniously to develop and preserve the food supply for both the present and the future. The continual advancement that technology permits is one of the things I find most fascinating about modern agriculture and CEA, and the work that Clemson and GNU are doing will offer insightful analysis and practical applications for both our business and the CEA sector as a whole.”
AmplifiedAg’s modular vertical farming format, advanced technology systems and cloud-based software continue to be selected as a platform for scientific research and education. The company is also the technology provider for the USDA-ARS CEA Center of Excellence where the agency is conducting extensive indoor farming research. The vertical farming lab will be delivered to Clemson University’s campus in the Spring of 2023 where the wastewater research project will be conducted.
David Ladner, an associate professor of environmental engineering and Earth sciences at Clemson comments, “I hope we will end up having a system that will make growing food with recycled water safer, more cost-effective, and ultimately more sustainable… in the sense that carbon dioxide emissions are decreased, that the energy costs are decreased, and that the actual costs, dollars and cents, are decreased.”
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