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Robofarm Technology

     From germination to harvest, we supply turn-key indoor vertical farm systems and/or individual components that maximize crop yield ratios per floor space used for cultivation without sacrificing flavor, smell, compound, or aroma of the crop. Consistency in crop quality and quantity is what we strive for in designing every grow system.

     We implement advanced technology such as audio frequency arrangements to increase photosynthesis reactions, electrostatic attraction patterns for air purification, and root zone mV charges to remove microbial pathogens. These IP applications increase plant metabolism while elevating electron-ion counts for pathogen and pest management defense, triggering the defense mechanism in the plant's own body.

     When contracting to purchase an indoor vertical farm grow facility, it is important that you utilize tomorrow's technology for today's application. At Robofarm, below are the questions we need to address with you when selecting a system for your growth needs. We understand the needs of our agricultural client and through research and development efforts, we assure our clients their system will be designed (5) years ahead of the industry as a whole. Our systems are modular, efficient, with remote accessibility, utilizing advance technologies while remaining affordable in the market.

     Your indoor vertical farm business model must solve two issues that plague the industry. (1) Your facility must maximize floor space to produce crop yields that best leverage cost of goods sold, while targeting consistency in the quality and quantity of the crop grown. (2) The financial aspect of the farm business model must keep capital expenditures (during build-out) below 30% of the projected annual gross revenue of the facility when mature, paid back in (2) years. The operating costs of the facility, both direct and indirect, must not exceed 40% of the annual gross revenue of the facility. This formula will allow a 40% - 45% net profit EBITDA with room for adjustments if the market product pricing decreases due to supply over demand.

Physical Capacities:
  1. Is the system designed to operate on one computer platform? Lighting schedules, nutrient dosing, pumps, solenoids, valves, sensors, CO2, circulating & exhaust fans, alarms, email alerts, full remote access, pest management, microbial management, etc….

  2. What are the design features that are considered energy efficient practices of the system?

  3. What are the design features that consider labor efficiency practices of the system?

  4. What are the design features that are considered HVAC efficiency measures implemented?

  5. What are the design features that support higher seed germination rates?

  6. What are the design features that promote proper air flows within the crop vegetation area?

  7. What are the design features that limit the number of plant transplanting between equipment?

  8. What are the design features that limit harvesting risks from plant damage, stress, or exposure?

  9. What are the design features that limit water, nutrient, and/or plant mass mess on the floor?

  10. What are the design features that allow scheduled cleaning in areas not reached by hands?

  11. What are the design features that conserve floor space while maximizing plant counts?

  12. What are the design features that regulate lighting spectrum during different stages of growth?

  13. What are the design features that regulate nutrient recipes during different stages of growth?

  14. What are the design features that assist with prevention/ management of pest in the room?

  15. What are the design features that reduce/ manage fungus or mold spores in the air?

  16. What are the design features that assist with prevention/ management of algae in the system?

  17. What are the design features that assist with prevention/ management of biofilm in the system?

  18. How does the system balance vapor pressure deficits between the different growth stages?

  19. How does the system handle stagnant thermal hot spots within the equipment placement area?

  20. How does the system handle stagnant CO2 levels within the equipment placement area?

  21. How does the system improve/ maintain high dissolved oxygen levels within the nutrient flows?

  22. How does the system implement/ maintain good filtration methods in the nutrient flows?

  23. How does the system maintain cool or warm water temperatures in the nutrient flows?

  24. How does the system place equipment components in clusters for easy access for maintenance?

  25. How does the system detect water leaks or pump failures and what happens when it does?

Plant Health Management:
  1. How does the system expose the (20) influences Mother Nature exposes plants to outdoors?

  2. How does the system measure, manage, and increase or decrease the plants own metabolism?

  3. How does the plant receive it nutrient flows, above the vegetation or below the root zone?

  4. How does the system work with electro-magnetic energy frequency levels in the room?

  5. How does the system work with audio frequency and decibel levels in the room?

  6. How does the system engage electrostatic attraction ion exchange rate processes in the room?

  7. How does the system engage oxidation reduction potential in the root zone to prevent Pythium?

  8. How does the system manage the pH level automatically in the fertigation system?

  9. How does the system manage sanitizer injections when needed in the fertigation system?

  10. How does the system manage/ prevent pests in the room environment?

  11. How does the system sanitize the air flows in the room?

  12. How does the system replace the air volume in the room when needed?

  13. How does the system manage water quality related to TDS, Water Temperatures, pH, and ORP?

  14. How does the system sanitize and rejuvenate the seeds electro-magnetic charge while seeding?

CEA / Agri-Biotechnology Innovation Capacities:
  1. What engineered innovation does this system implement to set itself apart from other systems?

  2. How does the system collect data and store that data for analysis?

  3. How does the system tract power use and chart each piece of equipment’s running cost?

  4. How does the system allow you to review charts from data collected hourly, daily, etc.?

  5. How does the system allow you to code policies of parameters and actions in automation?

  6. How does the system compare air temperatures, humidity levels, and CO2 levels at different heights in the grow room and/or in different areas of the room to promote even exposure?

  7. How does the system administer the right lighting spectrum and micromole per sqm over the plants at different stages of growth without having to move the plants within systems?

  8. How does the system create zero ppm water supply and pump the supply into specific tanks?

  9. How does the system measure/ increase the millivolt charge of the nutrient solution?

  10. How does the system collect precipitated nutrient solids during flows for easy discarding?

  11. How does the system manage humidification / dehumidification processes with air temps?

  12. How does the system implement energy, frequency, and vibration as assets and balance those assets over the amplitude of time to recreate natures outdoor environments?

  13. How are the plants grounded to Mother Earth to allow its electro-magnetic charge to loop from ground to air to plant in circulation as natural environments promote such processes?

  14. How does the plant enhance flavor development while increasing crop shelf life naturally?

  15. How does the system utilize the electro-magnetic fields from the lighting system to deter pests while stimulating transportation of minerals to the leave and the translocation of glucose?

  16. How does the system stimulate the opening/ closing of the stomata to improve transpiration?

  17. How does the system force flower the plant to regenerate crop production multiple times?

  18. How does the system trigger the defense system of the plant to enhance flavor and aroma?

  19. How does the system help prevent burnt tip of leafy greens growing in the system?

  20. How does the system semi-self-clean itself to prevent microbial bacteria build-up?

Financial Performance:
  1. Who is your market, estimated volumes, and what crop will you obligate your system to grow?

  2. What is the forecast crop production average in weight daily, weekly, monthly, and annually?

  3. What is the estimated gross revenue value of the forecast crop production annually minus 10%?

  4. What is the estimated cost of the turn-key system minus tenant improvements to the facility: racks, lights, tanks, pumps, computer, sensors, support equipment, fans, cords, HVAC ductwork?

  5. Does the cost of the system only obligate 30% or less of the annual gross estimated revenue?

  6. What is the annual cost to operate the system including supplies; seed, fertilize, and packaging?

  7. Does the direct/ indirect COGS budget equal to or is less than 50% of the gross est. revenue?

  8. If the estimated two-year payback of the turn-key system requires more than 30% of annual gross estimated revenue earned and/or the direct/indirect, all-inclusive COGS is greater than 50% of the gross estimated revenue earned, how do you justify net profit EBITDA?

  9. What is your direct/ indirect COGS per pound estimate of your targeted crop?

  10. What is your direct/ indirect COGS per square foot estimate of your targeted crop?

  11. What is your market price per pound of your targeted crop?

  12. What are the cash flow revenues / needs over a five-year period?

  13. Does your direct/indirect COGS take into consideration packaging and/or delivery?

  14. How do you mitigate financial risk related to operations, transportation, etc?