Plant Phenotyping, Horticulture
WPS and Certhon design and supply one of the world’s largest automated growth room platforms to a large agri-biotech Company
WPS has reached agreement with the US multinational biotech company to design and supply a growth room that’s one of the largest in the world. Featuring multilayered growth levels- over a million plants can be grown and researched efficiently.
The growth room being supplied to incorporate advanced logistics-automation and provide customized growth areas. Each plant can be accessed individually by researchers via programmable logistics and there are multiple climate zones within controlled separately. The modular design of the growth room facilitates cost-effective expansion if required in future.
The growth room is customized to complement the company’s research needs. The growth room is a world-first in terms of the core increasing the quality of research and the speed of product development. The growth room does not utilize natural sunlight, instead the large-scale plant research platform is equipped with LED lighting and. extensive climate control. Consequently, external factors influencing the experimental variability results are minimised, increasing statistical resolution.
WPS and Certhon have collaborated to supply this turn-key solution, which includes design, engineering, project management, installation, commissioning and on-site training for users of the growth room with installation already commenced.
WPS foresees a plethora of market opportunities for large-scale automated growth platfroms supporting research applications and longer term potential in urban agriculture.
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