AgriFORCE Growing Systems has announced that it has been granted a patent from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office entitled “Structure for Plant Growth”.
“Our aim is to provide our customers with a superior platform to offer more sustainable, better tasting and nutritious food and plant-based products, as well as more natural and effective herbal medicines and supplements,” said CEO Ingo Müller. Executive Director of AgriFORCE. “With this latest patent grant, we have further strengthened our intellectual property portfolio and maintained our superior facility design and operational processes. We believe our foundational IP has positioned us in the agtech industry and is a key milestone in our growth strategy.”
The company’s proprietary facility design is designed to grow high-value crops to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) pharmaceutical grade standards, including an environmentally friendly and clean climate environment. AgriFORCE GrowHouse facilities feature sophisticated AgTech, high-efficiency building envelopes supported by proprietary construction engineering and materials. Advantages of the AgriFORCE facility include a revolutionary design that harnesses solar energy, advanced hydroponics that provide precise and consistent growth cycles with high crop yields, and the ability to build anywhere. The design provides crop yields as close to their full genetic potential as possible and significantly eliminates the use of pesticides, fungicides and radiation, thereby providing customers with the next generation of controlled environmental agriculture.
The patent includes innovative design elements for the facility’s structure and operation, including transmissive panels that maximize the full spectrum of light. automatic Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to Artificial Intelligence (AI); Improved insulation to increase energy efficiency; and an enclosed positive pressure environment that provides well-managed crop growth.
“We are proud to have all claims licensed and approved by this patent,” said Troy McClellan, president of AgriFORCE Solutions. “We believe that demand for our facilities will continue to grow as growers seek greater expertise and knowledge to identify the unique challenges and opportunities for each specific crop. To respond to these needs, we plan to enter the market and launch more Grow House facilities in the near future.”
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