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Vertical farming firm Fifth Season expands operations in Ohio
Vertical farming company Fifth Season is building its second robotic vertical farm in Columbus, Ohio to develop a more sustainable fresh food chain and help fulfill the demand for fresh greens and ready-to-eat salads.
The US-based firm hopes to create a fresh food ecosystem using its proprietary end-to-end autonomous farming platform.
Fifth Season CTO Brac Webb explained that with their modular design, no software work is necessary to integrate bots into the new facility as they work together in their new configuration
The company’s first vertical farm in Braddock has over 100 instances of bots in use, while the future Columbus farm will have around 250 instances.
The Columbus farm will also utilize renewable solar energy and use an onsite microgrid.