CubicFarm announced a new project to deliver a new commercial-scale FreshHub with 96 CubicFarm System modules, the company’s largest project to date. This next generation high-density system, called FreshHub, is the next level of indoor growing aiming to significantly localize food production.
Leveraging the significant land and water efficiencies of the award-winning CubicFarm System technology, the new stacked configuration of this FreshHub will include a remarkable 96 modules occupying one acre of land. New features of this FreshHub include a new efficient agricultural building design that reduces capital costs, new farm infrastructure, workflow design, automation components, and proprietary software.
“The CubicFarms FreshHub is the real breakthrough design of the ag-tech industry because it dramatically shortens the long supply chain and localizes food production,” said Dave Dinesen, Chief Executive Officer, CubicFarms. “On just one acre of land, this new FreshHub will grow the equivalent of 100 acres of field production. We’re exponentially increasing commercial scale growing with a scalable solution that grows superior, more nutritious fresh produce without any pesticides or herbicides. Growing locally eliminates truckloads of produce arriving from far away, so the food that ends up on your table is affordable, better for you, stays fresher for longer, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.”
“FreshHub meets the increasing demand for more reliable and sustainable independent local food supply with high-density, cost-efficient food production,” said Jeff Booth, Chair, CubicFarms. “By delivering high quality fresh produce at a price that beats traditional growing, FreshHub becomes a true contender to break our reliance on long chain food supply and provides additional advantages, like growing more nutritious produce in any climate without the challenges of drought or climate change.”
The company has received a CAD$1.2 million deposit from a private investor group for the FreshHub purchase and installation in the Lower Mainland area of Vancouver, British Columbia. Once installed, this will be the largest commercial scale CubicFarm System in the world. The private investor group includes entrepreneurs Duane Indenbosch, Vaughn Penner, and Howie McCollister, collectively bringing generations of farming and agriculture, as well as real estate investments.