Added by on 2019-11-28

The Plant Factory is the is the most viable type of vertical farming but how far can we take this technology? In the last video we saw that the plant factory is more advanced than a hydroponic greenhouse. Not only does its use hydroponics but it also utilities artificial grow lights and multiple growing levels. It has a much greater level of control over it’s environment, allowing it to boost yield. While Plant Factories might be the most viable version of vertical farming, is it going to be enough to impact the global issues? Agriculture is both a contributor and solution to major global issues, from climate change to world hunger. Can the plant factory help to solve these problems? What technology improvements are needed to make vertical farms profitable and sustainable? From the LED grow light, to solar energy, future tech will play a key role in reducing the cost and carbon footprint of this technology. But it’s not just renewable wind energy that will improve the energy efficiency. There are many improvements that can be made and we look at them in this video. As technology improves, vertical farms can broaden the variety of crops grown profitably. The difference between growing lettuce and growing rice is significant. What will it take to close the gap? Find out next video. Sources & Calculations: ***Please Note – this source list isn’t complete, I intend to add to it a few times per week until is up to date *** https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PLMge4OM_4cSc55iWVid0wMolbe8bbIO7QYWFvpOkKc/edit?usp=sharing Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsUS city adopts eco-friendly ‘vertical farming’Vertical Farming in Kakaako – Kerry KakazuDickson Despommier On Vertical FarmingTHESIS 2013 RMUTT – INNOVATION VERTICAL FARMING FOR FUTURE IN BANGKOK (HD)AeroFarms Looks To Feed The World Using Vertical Farming | ForbesVertical Farming

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20 Comments

  • Zilos Godie 1 week ago

    Thanks man, your video helped me get inspired to start a vertical farming project in my country, it will be a tough road but I want to see this happen

  • Óscar GLP 1 week ago

    Great video! yet I believe your analysis could be improved (energy wise) by not only considering renewables but also cheaper and more reliable energy sources like nuclear, especially considering next gen reactors.

  • Feuz Stefan Gino 1 week ago

    Well you just got yourself a new subscriber. Great video, im hyped!

  • WW 34 1 week ago

    Great work. This series of vertical farming is not only informative but also an essential reference to the subject.

  • Eden Garden Labs 1 week ago

    Return to Wildlife cuz God knows we don't have enough crocodiles in the world lol

  • TheWrongBrother 1 week ago

    Regions can use non arable land for clean energy generation and offsets the concerns of footprint growth energy surge.

  • z4m0 1 week ago

    </heaf>

  • Rytoast99 1 week ago

    any chance you would share your sources you used for researching this stuff

  • Alan T 1 week ago

    so basically, more trees

  • Arúspice 1 week ago

    Your channel is incredible. I've been wanting something like this for a while, that goes deep into futuristic topics without all the hype and looking at the numbers. The closest thing would Isaac Arthur but this is way closer in timescale and down to earth in comparison.

    If I may make one criticism, the audio mix makes it very hard to understand you at times with the music blaring.

  • Shawn Hynes 1 week ago

    Great vid! The problems of how we make our food are becoming more apparent and more important to deal with as we transition to a more sustainable way of living with our environment. I'm working on a new method of agriculture I call Micro Agriculture. I think we can mitigate our agricultural issues by moving it into individual homes. But it's not easy turning everyone into farmers! Mulling over this problem, I've designed an indoor automated aeroponic unit to grow the most commonly consumed vegetables (even root vegetables) right inside the kitchen or room in any dwelling with convenience in mind. People aren't going to use it unless it's incredibly easy, with this unit the user simply needs to replace the reservoir water once a week, and plant their seeds when required. The onboard computer takes care of everything else including nutrient mix, ph adjustment, misting, lighting, and sensor information. With this unit you can cut away what you like as it becomes mature, and instead of travelling hundreds or thousands of kilometers in its lifetime, our food could travel just 10 or 20 feet from its growing spot to our plates. That's fresh!

  • Research_Support 1 week ago

    More Electricity, Tides power plant.

  • Beau Champ 1 week ago

    Im in school for a degree in Horticulture in Greenhouse Management. I love your content and research as I am a number person and sometimes its hard to get that. I have also been looking into ways to make wheat growable without the necessity of land, aka make it keep its yield while reducing its size. Not sure how to go about this yet.

  • Albertus VanLubeeck 1 week ago

    I have to disagree on the renewables. The materials they rely on is dwindling, by 2030 they will likely start skyrocketing in price. We would be better off going nuclear. It is not only the most energy dense power source we have but also the most versatile.

  • Kirk Johnson 1 week ago

    I understand that this is being done for research purposes but has anyone used it to grow food economically? Farmers would be doing this tomorrow if it made sense.

  • Izyan Syaheerah Azhari 1 week ago

    Thank you so much for producing such informative videos! I'm currently working on a thesis about vertical farming / urban agriculture and this helps!

  • Trin Athigapanich 1 week ago

    10:51 "even rice can be harvested about four times more often" please provide a reference for this statement as I am very interested. thank you very much.

  • Arthur And 1 week ago

    This video is a gem of quality.
    When talking about absolute yield or land yield, we only take into account the light consumption in this video. Understandable since it is the biggest consumer but when you increase your level of your indoor farming and increase your space of this farm, you reduce the heating & cooling system consumption per crop which induce an increase in the yield.

    Thank you very much for this video, can you link the sources you've used ?

  • Borsti912 1 week ago

    Nice Videos, but the (very loud) „background“ music make your Videos very hard to follow, especialy for non native english speakers

  • Denni_isl 1 week ago

    You have to correct your voice. To fast and the tone could be better. Btw. the best location for vertical farming is probably in deserted area. Hot and the solar power used 100% the heat energy and the light energy.