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Italy: Vertical farm, the future is now

Italy
Published Mar 2, 2021

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The sector is arousing more and more the interest of investors, but in addition to the potential and opportunities it is also good to reflect on the limits Basil, mint, parsley, rocket, spinach, soon also oregano. They thrive in their tubs. We are not in Liguria, but in Copenhagen, in a vertical farm. A warehouse of 7 thousand square meters, with "cultivated" shelves fourteen floors high. The level of efficiency is maximum, the water footprint compared to traditional agriculture is limited, the technology used is highly robotized, the energy needs are covered by renewables. Consumption is mostly limited to the local level, so as to significantly reduce transport and, consequently, the environmental impact. Taastrup, on the outskirts of the Danish capital, is considered one of the largest vertical farms in Europe. It has been calculated that, on the basis of the consumption of the Danish population (about 6 million people and a consumption of about 20 thousand tons per year of ...
Source: Agronotizie
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