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Facility:Innovate is a sister company of The Facility Architects, born from our innovative R&D projects. The devices we develop convert the mechanical movement associated with footsteps or transport vibration into useful electricity. Our energy harvesting initiatives have arisen from years of experience in environmental architecture. This includes constructing an entire building from recycled materials and creating a school building that doesn't require heating.
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2020
25 Feb 2020

Schneider Electric (Energy Storage)

Schneider Electric SE is a French multinational corporation. The company began to include software, critical power and smart grid applications, through strategic acquisitions, into its business in 2010.
19 Feb 2020

Aggreko Generators Powered by Biogas Deliver Cost Savings

Aggreko plc is working with RE Power Group to produce electricity from clean biogas for a facility in Thailand.
7 Feb 2020

Waste-to-Energy Project for Australia

Masdar has made its first investment in Australia after acquiring a 40 per cent stake in the country's second utility-scale waste-to-energy facility, the company.
29 Jan 2020

Massive Battery Proposed Near Retired Coal Plant

The Navajo Energy Storage Station is a pumped storage hydropower facility that would use water from Lake Powell and a new reservoir on a plateau above the lake to create a gigantic battery. The facility would use cheap, abundant solar and wind energy to pump water to the upper reservoir, then release it through turbines to generate 10 hours of renewable energy each day to power cities in California, Arizona and Nevada when demand peaks late in the day and through the night.
28 Jan 2020

Imagination Garden Inc.

Imagination Garden is a Korean company that produce Smart Farms, high-tech hydroponic farms that can grow produce extremely efficiently in almost any location, including the centres of cities. The company uses AI to automate much of the growing process and ensure that plants get the exact nutrients that they need at any one time. In January 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Soobin Kim, Founder and CEO of Imagination Garden.
28 Jan 2020

BESIX Awarded New BOT Contract in Waste-to-Resource Sector in Dubai

BESIX will build and operate for 16.5 years renewable energy production facilities at Al Qusais, Dubai. The Landfill Gas-to-Energy contract was awarded to BESIX by Dubai Municipality.
2019
30 Dec 2019

First Long Duration, Liquid Air Energy Storage System in the US

Highview Power Storage and Encore Renewable Energy jointly announced plans to develop the United States' first long duration, liquid air energy storage system. This facility will be a minimum of 50MW, provide in excess of eight hours of storage and will be located in northern Vermont.
25 Dec 2019

Program Targets 50 Percent Receycled Material in New Cells

Northvolt is making swift progress with its blueprint for sustainable battery manufacturing and is positioned to deliver lithium-ion cells to European markets with a minimal environmental footprint.
20 Dec 2019

AeroFarms

AeroFarms is an American start-up company aiming to tackle the world's growing food issues by growing crops indoors in high-tech facilities. But can advanced technology overcome the huge costs of growing crops indoors? IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent investigates...
18 Dec 2019

Spread Co., Ltd.

Spread is Japan's largest vertical farming company, producing 51,000 heads of lettuce every day inside its highly automated facilities. In December 2019, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with representatives from Earthside Group, parent company of Spread.
16 Dec 2019

80 Acres

80 Acres is an American company aiming to bring its wealth of experience in the agriculture and food supply industry to the nascent vertical farming industry. In December 2019, IDTechEx Analyst spoke with 80 Acres co-founders Mike Zelkind and Tisha Livingston, alongside VP of Marketing Rebecca Haders.
16 Dec 2019

Crop One Holdings

Crop One Holdings is a vertical farming company based in California. It sells fresh, locally produced crops in Massachusetts through its FreshBox Farms brand and recently announced a major deal with Emirates Airlines, to supply its catering wing in Dubai. In December 2019, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Dave Vosberg, CFO of Crop One Holdings.
13 Dec 2019

Growing Underground

Growing Underground is a British vertical farming company operating out of a World War 2 air raid shelter 33 metres below the streets of London. In December 2019, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent visited the Growing Underground farm to learn about their process and taste their crops.
10 Dec 2019

Bowery Farming

Bowery is a company based in New York City that grows leafy green produce in highly automated indoor vertical farms. With $167.5 million in funding, it is one of the most well-funded vertical farming companies.
10 Dec 2019

Badia Farms

Badia Farms is a vertical farming company based in Dubai that grows fresh local produce using advanced hydroponics technology. It is the first commercial vertical farm to operate in the Gulf region.
9 Dec 2019

Jones Food Company

Jones Food Company is a British start-up that operates Europe's largest vertical farm, a 5000 square metre facility that can produce 420 tonnes of crops a year. In December 2019, IDTechEx Analyst spoke with Jones Food Company's founder and managing director, James Lloyd-Jones, about the company's technology, the state of the vertical farming industry and Jones Food Company's recent partnership with online supermarket Ocado.
5 Dec 2019

Jumbo Group Partners with Mobilis Medical for 3D Manufacturing

Jumbo Group has announced a partnership with Modern Bionic Limb Solutions Medical Manufacturing for 3D printing of prosthetic covers, orthosis, hand and leg splints, sockets, and other devices in the UAE and GCC region.
29 Nov 2019

Engineered Fluids

Engineered Fluids are a Texas based company that sell single-phase immersion coolants, their AmpCool product range is specifically tailored for several components within electric vehicles including the batteries and motors.
15 Nov 2019

AI-Guided Robotics for the Recycling Industry

AMP Robotics Corp has raised $16 million to further scale operations and develop new AI products that help improve the economics of recycling.
13 Nov 2019

World's Largest Offshore Wind Turbine to be Commissioned

The world's largest offshore wind turbine on a floating platform has departed for its final destination off the Portuguese coast of Viana do Castelo, where the commissioning of the floating wind farm will take place.