A Growtainer® container (patent pending) is a custom designed and highly engineered stackable, mobile and fully customizable vertical production environment: a fully insulated shipping container that has been specifically modified to provide the optimum controlled vertical environment for growing a wide range of horticultural and agricultural products in any environments and climates. The results are a significantly higher yield in a shorter time than all conventional production methods. With a Growtainer® container, it is now possible to grow almost anything, almost anywhere.
A Growtainer® can also be used as a mobile classroom, offering students the opportunity to learn more about controlled environment, technology-based production and sustainability with the added bonus of providing fresh healthy vegetables to those students. It is an educational tool and a mobile research center that provides an opportunity for technology-based production under many different circumstances, often difficult, including harsh climates and remote environments.
Two 40’ Growtainer® container prototypes are currently located at The Texas A & M Agrilife Research Center in Dallas. These research units are fully operational and include a utility area which contains all pumps, tanks and environmental equipment. Each chamber is a positive pressure environment, which creates a natural barrier against pests and disease entering the production chambers and the exterior of each unit has been treated with a ceramic paint developed by NASA for enhanced climate control. Each Growtainer® container conforms to many of the USDA and APHIS standards for “Approved Greenhouses” including a pre-entrance and a disinfectant foot wash.
Each chamber is outfitted with a proprietary, self-contained adjustable aluminum rack system (the Growrack® rack system) which can contain any number of vertical production and/or propagation levels. The number of levels is determined by the height requirements of the crop being produced. Each level of the 6’-8’ tall modular Growrack® rack system can contain an appropriate number of crop-specific LED fixtures and a fully equipped irrigation system. By combining these custom wavelength combinations, the LED lights in the Growtainer® container can virtually alter the photosynthesis and/or photomorphogenesis response allowing controllable, predictable and more robust growth, resulting in higher yields in a shorter period than existing conventional production methods.
The GreenTech Agro team consists of industry experts specializing in all aspects of horticulture production. All component and system requirements are important and in balance in each Growtainer®. Our team is experienced in crop selection, production, propagation, led lighting, fertilizers and plant nutrition, environmental controls systems, HVAC systems, irrigation, water quality. We also recognize the importance of marketing and economics as GreenTech Agro’s management are seasoned business people with many years of experience in horticulture, engineering and new business development.
Finally all of the above components and processes of Growtainer® container production are controlled and monitored by specially designed and developed sensors and a PC-based proprietary control systems.
Yield Analysis: Depends on crop, growing configuration and marketing plan. Each level in a Growrack™ is 10 square feet and can hold up to 5 10” X 20” standard growers trays. Each 8’ tall Growrack™ is customizable and adjustable from one level to 5 levels, depending on crop. So for example, one 5 level Growrack™ requires a 10 square foot footprint and provides 50 square feet of production area.
GreenTech Agro LLC and CEA Advisors LLC have positioned themselves to be a major player in the world of controlled environment agriculture and technology-based production. Over the past 7+ years we have committed a substantial amount of funding and resources to the development of the indoor farming industry, including the Growtainer® containers, Growrack® rack systems and Concierge Farms®. In our relationships with the various component manufacturers, we strive to provide an unbiased recommendation to our clients. It’s not about technology, it’s about the appropriate technology!
Food is an important issue that touches the lives of everyone, regardless of where they live. A mobile Growtainer® container is a product with unlimited applications and a global marketing potential. For profit or non-profit, philanthropy or sustenance, food remains an important global issue (including production, delivery, nutritional value, taste, cost, etc.). And the production opportunities generated by a Growtainer® container consist of much more than food. The architecture of our patent pending system offers opportunities in the production of botanicals for flavors and fragrances, botanic based pharmaceuticals, clean production vegetables for oncology and pediatric uses, reforestation, seed sprouting, rooting cuttings, and much more. We believe that by introducing this system, we will provide a solution to production requirements that we are not even aware of. We’re confident that now that we’ve built it, they will come.
By instituting a well thought out game plan which capitalizes on the human capital and assets of each of the participants, we believe that our collaborations and strategic alliances increase the value of each project exponentially.
Co2 Enriched Growth Chambers
Ozone treated water. Controlled environment technology based production.
Plug & Play
Growtainer™ container is truly a Farm-in-a-Box.
Local Production for Local Consumption
Grow almost anything, almost anywhere!
Modular, Mobile & Stackable
Small footprint required. For research or production.
Own and Operate your own Concierge Farm®
We’ve got years of experience and an in-depth understanding of the Vertical Farming industry
We’re there for you with technical assistance, growing and production advice, sales and marketing, crop selection and more.
Rent a small warehouse or a room in your basement and you’re in business.
Supply local restaurants, caterers, schools, families or sell at the farmers Market. Grow to order!
1020 Growers trays of Micro Greens sell to restaurants for $25.00 to $35.00 each and take 10-14 days.
Grow 100’s of varieties of delicious gourmet lettuces and leafy greens in 30-45 days.
Caterers can order in advance for their events!
Place Growracks® in restaurants, supply them with started plugs and maintain the system = Extra Revenue for you and fresh, local gourmet produce for the chef!
For more information on Concierge Farms contact GB@cea-advisors.com