100 years of stable, predictable food production in a 60-inch hole.
Plant Forges Specs
The estimates below are yet to be confirmed with more data and experimentation.
Adaptable, up to 200 feet (60.9m)
Expected cost of installation / forge
CAD $2000-$5000 / linear foot of depth
Less than 5 years
Expected lifecycle / forge
Up to 100 years
Suggested min. quantity
Total surface space required / forge
304" x 207" (7.7m x 5.3m)
Evolution of Plant Forges
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
Designing prototype and first facility
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.
no geographical limits
Grow fresh food, anywhere
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.
stable & predictable
Stable, predictable production. 24/7, year-round
Being in a controlled environment translates into constant, predictable growing cycles. Forget seasonality.
You will know exactly how much your Forges will produce.
24/7, 365 days a year
Your Forges never stop working — regardless of weather, seasons or time of the day.
Optimized for environmental safeguards
Plant Forges are designed to minimize our impact on the environment. You can grow more food, in less space, using less resources.
no chemical runoffs
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.
increased food security
Resilient food production
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.
independent from climate disasters
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.
Feed your community with healthier, clean, local food
Plant Forges grow pesticide-free food, right next to consumption.
no harmful chemicals
Forget about pesticide-filled food that are used to consume.
Food is grown right next to consumption.
more nutrients & taste
Wavelengths can be fine tuned to grow plants richer in nutrients and taste.