Renergy Foods AG Completes Phase II of its BioDome Construction Project

May 16, 2012 by  
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(Surrey, BC, Canada) – May 15, 2012.

Tom Colclough, President of Renergy Foods AG (“Renergy”), today announced the completion of Phase II of the company’s 30 by 10 meter BioDome project at its subsidiary’s farm site in Surrey, British Columbia. The BioDome’s ETFE pneumatic pillows have now been installed on the aluminum structure and have successfully been inflated with the specialized dehumidification fan system.

The BioDome’s hi-tech ETFE “skin” provides a superior climate-controlled greenhouse environment that will provide ideal growing conditions. The ETFE pneumatic pillows will allow the transmission of more natural sunlight and utilize energy more efficiently than either glass or polyethylene used in traditional greenhouse structures. In addition, the ETFE pneumatic pillows will provide better insulation and snow loading capabilities.

Renergy’s subsidiary NuAgri, Inc. is currently raising capital to progress to Phase III of the BioDome construction project, which includes manufacturing plastic injection molds and components for the NuStax Growing System (vertical growing cabinets and columns), and installing the control, nutrient, air management, and supplemental lighting systems.

Phase IV will operationalize a polyculture aimed at providing a diverse selection of fruit, herbs, and vegetable varieties.

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Vertical Farming Listed in Time Magazine’s list of the top 50 inventions in 2009

January 12, 2010 by  
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Tuesday 12th January 2010 01.13

Vertical Farming Listed in Time Magazine’s list of the top 50 inventions in 2009 and Troy Media’s top 50 forecasts for 2010
Time Magazine reports that real estate is the one thing we’re not making any more of. That might be good news for landlords but not for the world’s farmers, who have finite cropland to feed a growing global population. The answer: build up by farming vertically. Vertical stacking and growing of fruits and vegetables hydroponically enables the use of far less water than conventional farming. But best of all, by growing upward instead of outward, vertical farming can expand food supplies without using more land.