Why Sprout AI

Sprout AI has combined the optimum components in each vertical farming category to position it as a leader in the space.

Fog Grow Medium

  • Utilizes a fraction of the water required by hydroponic operations
  • Provides more oxygen, and improved feeding to the roots than aeroponic operations
  • Reduces moving parts, maintenance, and risk of water-borne contamination
  • Roots develop faster for shorter cultivation cycles
  • Increased nutrient utilization results in larger yields

Building structure Agnostic

  • Habitats can be outfitted in virtually any indoor space that meets food grade requirements
  • Little building retrofit required
  • Sea cans/containers typically need a space to walk resulting in inefficient space utilization

Artificial intelligence (AI)

  • Data gathering of crops grown all over the world
  • Consistent, repeatable crops independent of climate
  • Machine learning to improve growing parameters over time
  • Early detection of adverse conditions
  • Specialized knowledge not required by operator

Self-contained habitats

  • No requirement to retrofit building HVAC and lighting
  • Allow for multi-crop farms
  • Staggered harvest
  • Mitigates the risk of outside contaminates and cross-contamination

Rolling Racks

  • Customized rolling rack technology
  • Reduces fixed aisle space
  • Significant increase to the cubic cultivation area

The Advantages of Vertical Farming

Vertical farming provides a solution to many factors affecting the current and future food supply chain.

Historically, power consumption has made indoor farming uneconomic, but recent technological developments such as LED lighting have improved the economic value proposition.

Local Availability

Achieve consistent, year-round local supply of indigenous and non-indigenous produce that is agnostic to seasons, climates, weather and geographies

Risk Mitigation

Mitigation against natural disasters such as hail and wildfires that can wipe out entire crops, droughts and infestations that can adversely impact yields, and supply chain impacts such as Covid-19

Meeting Organic Preferences

Consumer preferences are evolving to more natural, organic products (2). The controlled environment of vertical farming reduces the need for chemicals and pesticides

Feeding a Growing Population

Up to 100x more productive than traditional methods (3), providing a solution to feed a growing global population amid a decrease in arable land per capita (4)

Environmentally Friendly

Up to 95% water savings (1), significant reduction in fossil fuel required to plant, sow, fertilize and transport crops, and reduces land use and biodiversity disturbances

Consistent Quality

Controlled, repeatable growing conditions allow for consistent quality produce that can be rapidly delivered to local markets and reduces the number of perishables from long range shipping

Enhanced Food Safety

Tracking and recall of local produce serving a local market is more manageable than produce grown in international jurisdictions and shipped to a broad network of international markets

(1) Columbia University Earth Institute. “How Sustainable Is Vertical Farming? Students Try to Answer the Question”

(2) Fortune Business Insights. “Organic Foods Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Raw Material/Commodity (Fruits and Vegetables, Cereals and Grains, Others), By End-use (Bakery & Confectionery, Ready-to-eat food products, Breakfast Cereals, Processing Industry, Others), By Distribution Channel (Direct Market, Processing Industry) and Regional Forecast 2019-2026”

(3) Plant Factory: An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production. Toyoki Kozai, Genhua Niu and Michiko Takagaki.

(4) The World Bank

Beyond Farming

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Sprout AI Inc. was formed to plan, design, manufacture, sell, operate and support vertical automated aeroponic grow habitats designed to operate within high-density urban settings.

The Vision: Be a leader in urban vertical cultivation by ensuring each harvest is of high quality, producing high yield, and is consistent with the last batch to reduce
product variability.