US (NY): $5 million grant for $70 million greenhouse complex

Christmas day came early for two New York companies. Last week, they received funding from the Regional Economic Development Councils. One is for a $70 million greenhouse project, the other one is a vertical farm project.

In total over $763 million was granted towards various projects, aiming to jumpstart the economy and create jobs. 

Empire State Greenhouses will receive $5 million from Empire State Development to construct a new $70 million greenhouse complex in Cobleskill to grow organic vegetables year-round. 

In total this projects is 300,000 square feet of greenhouse facilities, planned in three phases. 

Also Acadia Energy will receive $415,000 from Empire State Development for its $4.1 million indoor vertical farm that will reuse waste heat and carbon dioxide from the Paddy Hill Energy Complex to grow hydroponic, organic produce.

The Rochester micro­grid developer plans to build an up to $33 million indoor hydroponic farm and energy complex in a former paper mill on the Black River. 


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