Since the dawn of this 21st Century, significant challenges have been predicted for the humanity by 2050 including energy, water, food, environment, and population together with other social issues. By 2030, two-thirds of the world population will live in an urban world, Mega-Cities, and the world population is expected to reach 10 billion by 2050 and thus increasing food demand up to 70%. These are emerging challenges for humanity to overcome with new and advanced technology as well as our wisdom. We need integrated sustainable solution for the future human habitats, i.e., Mega-Cities.
Environment & Energy Technology (en2t en-squared-t), Inc., a BioSystems Venture Company, is developing Sustainable Vertical Farming (SVF) technology to resolve these emerging issues facing Mega-Cities. Sustainable Vertical Farm recycles food waste using salt-tolerant mushroom strains and grows mushrooms, i.e., oyster and lion’s mane mushrooms. Also, food waste is recycled into mushroom compost which can be recycled as organic fertilizer, specialty bio-feed and renewable energy sources. Using en2t’s tandem vertical farming system, sustainable vertical farms grow vegetables, flowers, healing herbs and future food such as wasps and caterpillars using food waste recycled organic fertilizer and specialty bio-feed. Sustainable organic and food waste recycling products thus include mushrooms, organic fertilizer, bio-feed and renewable biomass energy resource such as biomass pellet fuel and carbonized biomass fuel; all organic, better CO2 footprint and enhanced economics.
This innovative SVF technology can contribute to resolve both front and back end food problems, waste water, energy, environment as well as the population issues facing Mega-Cities. Currently, we have a laboratory scale SVF DEMO facility and we are promoting a SVF DEMO plant as a test bed for the Agrifood, AgTech, ICT, Big Data, and IoT smart farm technology. This SVF DEMO plant will also validate the infrastructure of the future human habitats through eco-friendly, sustainable and profitable innovative new business in the heart of the Mega-Cities.
Sustainable future has always been created by someone’s dream and sketch for the future with incredible creativity. We would like to share our ideas and sketches to build sustainable human habitats together.