100 years of stable, predictable food production in a 60-inch hole.
The estimates below are yet to be confirmed with more data and experimentation.
Intrigued by the potential of urban agriculture but aware of its spacial limitations, Philippe Labrie starts exploring the idea of developing underground farming systems. Can we drill holes in the ground and grow our food in them?
Encouraged by CEA experts and professionals, Philippe recruits talented engineers and designers to develop different conceptual directions.
To validate their ideas, the team consults with experts in the fields of construction, real estate development, agriculture, horticulture and business.
Feeling confident about the state of the design, the team files strategic patent applications
We are getting ready to turn our ideas into reality. Our engineers and designers are planning our first prototype and our first facility.
We have set up a lab and started testing hardware and software components.
Plants were healthy and tasty, we were satisfied and very excited about our first harvest.
Our CPO Andrew got to enjoy the very first GreenForges meal
Signed our first client and working on the design, procurement and construction details for the first commercial facilities using Plant Forges.
Because of their independence from weather conditions, Plant Forges can be installed in almost every geographical area.
Plant Forges can be installed within the foundations of new urban developments.
Because the underground acts as a natural insulator, surface temperature is not a limiting factor.
Being in a controlled environment translates into constant, predictable growing cycles. Forget seasonality.
You will know exactly how much your Forges will produce.
Your Forges never stop working — regardless of weather, seasons or time of the day.
Plant Forges are designed to minimize our impact on the environment. You can grow more food, in less space, using less resources.
No harmful chemicals are spilled into the ground.
After the end of a Forge lifecycle, they can be extracted from the ground and recycled.
98% more water efficiency compared to traditional agriculture.
The underground acts as a natural insulator, limiting the energy required to stabilize the temperature.
Anybody, anywhere can now secure a steady supply of fresh food, resilient from climate disasters and supply chain shocks.
Forges can be installed in proximity to where the food is consumed.
Storms, droughts and other climate disruptions have low impact on Plant Forges output.
Forges are designed to last up to 100 years before needing casing replacement.
Plant Forges grow pesticide-free food, right next to consumption.
Forget about pesticide-filled food that are used to consume.
Food is grown right next to consumption.
Wavelengths can be fine tuned to grow plants richer in nutrients and taste.