HydroSynthesis embraces ultra high efficiency, digitally controlled, on and off-the-grid hydroponic vertical food production within the urban environment. Primary attributes of the system are:
Lower Operating Cost + Natural Resource Savings: Vertical food production processes use 90% less water, 50% less fertilizer, 70% less land and zero toxic pesticides to produce superior quality produce and generate over 10 times more food per acre than traditional farming yields.
Lower Consumer Food Cost: When grown and sold through local distribution channels near the original food production site, vertical farming eliminates several middle-men, allowing for the locally grown food to be sold for less and deliver greater profits to the urban growers.
Urban Economic Benefits: Urban locations with unused commercial office, parking lots and warehouse space are perfect to convert to fast-growth, high-yield vertical farming operations producing nutient-rich greens, herbs, tomatoes and other crops from microgreens to edible flowers. Unused buildings can generate rental income and be converted without any environmental contamination. Retrofitting existing structures greatly reduces the carbon footprint, plus crops absorb CO2, creating a healthy level of community well-being by improving the quality of life.
Earth-Friendly Renewable Energy: The outdoor vertical farm systems incorporate sustainable energy production from solar PV. Our mobile, indoor growing system utilizes solar water heating and thermal conditioning, digital temperature controls, and hi-efficiency LED lighting designed specifically to deliver the optimal wavelength of light to maximize photosynthetic activity during each plant's growing cycle.
Major Reduction in Greenhouse Gases: Local growing and distribution practices reduce the carbon footprint because produce is sold and consumed near the source thus requiring little or no transportation. This advantage increases ROI by reducing energy consumption and virtually eliminating the requirement to burn fossil fuel during transportation.
Better Tasting Superior Quality Food: Our system shortens harvest to consumption time from five days to two hours, allowing for food to be ripened “on the vine,” providing a huge taste benefit. Hydroponic vertically grown produce consumed fresh at harvest delivers 7x more nutrients and is 50% less oxidized than traditionally farmed produce that has traveled an average of 1,000 miles, plus the chance of contamination by food pathogens such as E-Coli, listeria and salmonella are virtually eliminated.
Indirect Global Benefits: Locally grown food delivers valuable nutrients to consumers, providing substantial long-term health benefits to combat all kinds of ailments such as diabetes and obesity. This in turn extends life expectancies, saving billions in health care. Most important, people feel better when their body receives the proper nutrition not available in most commercially packaged food.
Direct Community Benefits: Major economic benefits arise from the sale of produce to local residents. By educating local communities how to feed themselves, we create local jobs and reduce the amount of food subsidies required. This translates into greater food security and energy independence. Savings can be reinvested into hi-efficiency urban food production, allowing communities to become independent of external financial assistance. Integrating existing technologies into a simple system and distributing knowledge how to efficiently feed people creates powerful “good will” that results in greater community cooperation and less angst.
Natural Production: The Earth-kind system eliminates the requirement to treat produce with toxic, inorganic pesticides and herbicides and other carcinogens that are absorbed into the root systems which leach back into our fresh water supply.
The AgroPOD using the HydroSynthesis system moves closer to solving one of humanity’s greatest challenges by increasing access to superior locally-grown food using sustainable processes. Our urban vertical food production and delivery techniques are efficient, scalable and consume less energy. Our business model demonstrates low operating costs, creates local jobs and provides alternative uses for shipping containers, unused spaces and empty or under-utilized commercial buildings by making them revenue producers. The AgroPOD increases overall yields of nutrient-rich greens, fruits and vegetables by a factor of 10x, while dramatically reducing the amount of water, fertilizer, energy, transportation, packaging and land that a traditional farm requires, thereby creating a unique global business opportunity.