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Plant Factory Development Inc. Introduction Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) jointly established the "Agriculture, Commerce and Industry Collaborative Research Council Plant Factory Working Group" (Chairman: Masamoto TAKATSUJI) in January 2009.

Plant Factory Development Inc.

The working group published a progress report in April. Shortly thereafter, an appropriation for plant factories was made from the supplementary budget and the support of the two ministries is expected over the next fiscal year and beyond. As can be seen above, significant expectations from the public and private sectors have been raised for plant factories to stably provide high value-added crops. Urban food production. Exhibition of Agricultural Science and Technology.

Plant Factory Plant factory is one of the controlled environment agricultural system, is the most advanced protected horticultural system at present.

Exhibition of Agricultural Science and Technology

By controlling the enclosed environment, plant can be produced efficiently at steady state throughout the year almost without the influence of outdoor climate. Controlling factors include air temperature, humidity, light, CO2 concentration and nutrients, etc. Vegetables with low nitrate, low bacterial counts, no pesticide, and no heavy metal can be produced in plant factory. Food produced and consumed in local area without long distance transport can be achieved, thus leading to low food mileage. Light-emitting diodes (LED) 植物工場基盤技術研究センター. 株式会社みらい -植物工場の装置と野菜の会社- Mitsubishi's Vegetable Factory in a Box & NanoH2O to Change the Economics of Desalination - MaybeMeme dot Com. FirstCircular_English.pdf (application/pdf Object) ホーム|植物工場研究会. Jingpeng Plant Factory: Beijing's Hi-Tech Solution To Growing Demand For Pesticide-Free Vegetables. While few would confess that the sight of a large warehouse looming on the horizon stirs thoughts of delicious produce, new technology being employed in China may very well change that perception.

Jingpeng Plant Factory: Beijing's Hi-Tech Solution To Growing Demand For Pesticide-Free Vegetables

In this video, Reuters reports from Jingpeng Plant Factory in Beijing, which uses no soil or sunlight to grow its veggies, and is the largest indoor farm in China, at around 14,000 square feet. The farm uses a liquid solution to grow plants like lettuce and cabbage, and LED lighting, which despite being 10 times more expensive to grow, actually saves energy, Reuters reports. The factory uses a hi-tech computer-controlled growth system, which makes it able to grow plants twice as fast and have an output 10 to 20 times greater than a traditional farm, helping to meet the growing market for high-end pesticide-free produce in China's big cities. But all that technology comes at a price, as Jingpeng's produce tends to cost 3 to 5 times more than the traditionally grown options.

Visit Beijing "plant factory" - eBeijing.gov.cn. Despite the second snow of this winter which fell in Beijing on November 10, glossy and green butterhead lettuce and pakchoi were growing well in a laboratory-size "plant factory" at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), unaffected by the coldness outside.

Visit Beijing "plant factory" - eBeijing.gov.cn

"Plant factory" at the headquarters of CAAS Reporters specially visited the laboratory-size "plant factory" at the CAAS at 4:30am on that day when the outside temperature was two degrees Celsius below zero. There are four shelves in a room covering an area of 20 square meters. Each shelf has three layers filled with vegetables such as lettuce or pakchoi. A monitor on the wall reported indoor environmental data: the temperature was 25.5 degrees Celsius, relative humidity 52.1 percent and carbon dioxide concentration 1,290 ppm. Plant-factory - Home. Japanese Firm Discloses 'World's Largest' Plant Factory. Sept 2, 2008 19:34Shinya Saeki, Nikkei Electronics Fairy Angel Inc, a venture company specialized in vegetable farming, disclosed part of its new plant factory when it had an opening ceremony commemorating the factory's completion Aug 29, 2008.

Japanese Firm Discloses 'World's Largest' Plant Factory

The plant factory, "Angel Farm Fukui," is located in Mihama-cho, Fukui Prefecture, Japan. It is a "completely-controlled" factory, in which the temperature, humidity, light illumination level and nutrients are monitored and controlled inside a clean room isolated from the external area. Its operations began in July 2008. The current operating rate is "approximately 30%, but it will be in full operation in December 2008," said Kenji Emoto, CEO of Fairy Angel.

Japanese Resort Theme Park Opens 'Plant Factory' Powered by Solar Energy. Huis Ten Bosch, a large resort theme park located in Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture, started operations of a pilot "plant factory" on its premises on November 14, 2009.

Japanese Resort Theme Park Opens 'Plant Factory' Powered by Solar Energy

The unit, funded as one of the 2009 Advanced Plant Factory Promotional Projects sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, will be the first one in the Kyushu region open to the public. It will be powered primarily by Huis Ten Bosch's onsite photovoltaic (PV) generation system. Plant Factory Development Inc. Taiwan Review - A Production Line for Plants. By creating a self-contained environment, plant “factories” are offering new possibilities in agriculture.

Taiwan Review - A Production Line for Plants

Last November, a batch of newly harvested leafy vegetables hit the shelves of a campus market at National Taiwan University (NTU) in Taipei. The vegetables were guaranteed to be pesticide-free and could even be eaten without washing. Center for Environment, Health and Field Sciences. English.pdf (application/pdf Object) 農事組合法人 和郷園. Getting Started with Mozilla Firefox. Welcome to Firefox!

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Save your favorite sites. MKVドリーム株式会社. 全農リポート英語版 ZEN-NOH Overview #1. 園芸生産者向けの資材・設備・施設と花台車ならイワタニアグリグリーン. Greenhouse Horticulture & Plant Factory Exhibition/Conference - Lighting Museum-AKARI-Lighting. Greenhouse Horticulture & Plant Factory Exhibition/Conference(GPEC) of the Japan Greenhouse Horticulture Association sponsorship was started on July 21, 2010 in Tokyo Big Sight until 23rd.

Greenhouse Horticulture & Plant Factory Exhibition/Conference - Lighting Museum-AKARI-Lighting

We see and hear informations about the plant factory recently. For example, we bring up lettuces for salad with artificial lighing and no pesticide in a restaurant. Eng.booklet.pdf (application/pdf Object) GPEC - Green House Hortyculture & Plant Factory. Japan reconstituting plant factory concept. Japan reconstituting plant factory concept In Japan the previously developed concept of a plant factory again receives attention and in contrast with previous attempts it appears that the concept will be successful now.

Japan reconstituting plant factory concept

This is also thanks to the worries of Japanese customers regarding food safety and the low level of self-sufficiency. Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), JAPAN. The plant factory is a facility that aids the steady production of high-quality vegetables all year round by artificially controlling the cultivation environment (e.g., light, temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide concentration, and culture solution), allowing growers to plan production. By controlling the internal environment, plant factories can produce vegetables about two to four times faster than by typical outdoor cultivation. Plant Factory = LED + Solar Panel + Plants of High Values ! Japan reconstituting plant factory concept In Japan the previously developed concept of a plant factory again receives attention and in contrast with previous attempts it appears that the concept will be successful now.

This is also thanks to the worries of Japanese customers regarding food safety and the low level of self-sufficiency. The plant factory is a closed growing system, in which throughout the year a constant production of high quality vegetables can be achieved. Artificial control of growing conditions, such as light, temperature, moisture, carbon dioxide concentration and the possibility to add culture solutions are added advantages because of this growers can plan their production better. A planting room directly behind a small shop The closed growing systems in Japan only use artificial light. New impulse. Plant Factory Home. Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), JAPAN. Japan reconstituting plant factory concept-21food.com. In Japan the previously developed concept of a plant factory again receives attention and in contrast with previous attempts it appears that the concept will be successful now.

This is also thanks to the worries of Japanese customers regarding food safety and the low level of self-sufficiency. The plant factory is a closed growing system, in which throughout the year a constant production of high quality vegetables can be achieved. Artificial control of growing conditions, such as light, temperature, moisture, carbon dioxide concentration and the possibility to add culture solutions are added advantages because of this growers can plan their production better. A planting room directly behind a small shop The closed growing systems in Japan only use artificial light. New impulse. Japan portable farm heads for Qatar. Is this the future of food? Japanese plant factories churn out immaculate vegetables 24 hours a day. By David Derbyshire Updated: 08:56 GMT, 3 June 2009 They look more like the brightly lit shelves of a chemists shop than the rows of a vegetable garden. But according to their creators, these perfect looking vegetables could be the future of food.

Plant Factories Propose A New Style Of Agriculture - Pictures. Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), JAPAN.