Pilot project manager:
Lansingerland (LAN)

Pilot Location:
Lansingerland (Netherlands)

Plant factory for demonstrational purposes

Background:

The Lansingerland municipality hosts one of the largest greenhouse areas in Europe. The Wageningen Research Centre in Bleiswijk (municipality of Lansingerland) is used to investigate all aspects of horticultural production in its 7,500 m2 of greenhouses. Current plans include the completion of a vertical farm by summer 2020. 

Vision:

The indoor farm is suited to investigate a number of products and services with respect to their resource efficiency, sustainability and public appeal. The list of potentially interesting crops as well as the analysis of results and recommendations will be done in collaboration with the municipality of Lansingerland (NL).  In the FoodE project it will serve as a location for communication and dissemination due to its close connections with the local growers, producers, and suppliers. The program will facilitate training and dissemination workshops on closed plant production which will be accessible to over 300 local growers and other agricultural specialists. Moreover, dissemination and promotional events will be open to over 2,000 visitors per year. Dissemination will focus on inspiration, education and indirect, future job creation.

In collaboration with FoodE partners:
Gemeente Lansingerland (NL), Stichting Wageningen Research (NL), University of Bologna (IT), Institut des Sciences et Industries du Vivant et de l’Environnement – Agro Paris Tech (FR), Tasen Microgreen AS (NO) and Flytech SRL (IT)