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SDTC awards $2.9M for Winter Farm to help develop CERVEAU, an intelligent controlled environment production system.

SDTC awards $2.9M for Winter Farm to help develop CERVEAU, an intelligent controlled environment production system.

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The QuebecCompany focuses on AI/machine learning to build its agroindustrial network, improve productivity, and efficiency of its vertical farm environments

BROSSARD, QC, Feb. 7, 2022/CNW Telbec/ – Winter Farm is proud announce it has been awarded $2.9 millionSustainable Development Technologies Canada (SDTC), for the implementation phase II of its project located at VaudreuilCERVEAU is an artificial intelligence-based system that automates decisions related to grow room control. CERVEAU, which uses both mechanical and agronomic information, will optimize the agronomic performance as well as the energy efficiency of the Winter Farm.

Winter Farm Logo (CNW Group/Winter Farm)

Winter Farm Logo (CNW Group/Winter Farm)

“CERVEAU (brain) will be the central control element of our vertical farming solution, as the name suggests. STDC’s support demonstrates the importance of our technology in ensuring sustainable and local development. Alain BriseboisWinter Farm’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “CERVEAU will be an added asset that will make our operations, as well as those of our grower partner, more productive, eco-friendly and profitable.”

Winter Farm is an offseason farming model that produces fresh, local produce and contributes to the reachability of the population. Quebec’sAnd Canada’s sustainable development goals. CERVEAU is an example of a Canadian company that will contribute to water conservation equal to approximately 10 Olympic pools and a reduction in GHG emissions equal 8 Paris-NYC flights. CERVEAU is also free of chemical pesticides and is not dispersed in the natural environment.

Benefits QuebecAnd Canada
Indoor farming is still very fragmented in terms of climate control, environment, and crop monitoring systems. They are more susceptible to error and less efficient, which makes them less likely to be implemented next-generation industrial control solutions. CERVEAU will employ a holistic approach to overcome these obstacles, improve the financial, ecological and agronomical performance of its production units and greenhouses.

“Artificial intelligence” and “machine learning” are crucial in helping CanadaAnd QuebecTo address issues of food security and sustainable development. The development of our solution, which quickly became one of the most innovative in the industry, has been supported by a variety of research and innovation programs. CERVEAU will assist us in reaching our corporate goals, and help to grow the agtech industry. Thanks to the many partnerships we have made over the years with universities and industrial partners, CERVEAU can help us reach our corporate goals. This is a source for pride for me, Winter Farm and myself. – Yves DaoustWinter Farm’s founder and Chief Operating Officer.

The Laboratory of Thermal and Building Science of cole des technologies suprieures and the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research of Universit de Montral will all be involved at different levels to support Winter Farm with the development of this project. Winter Farm’s affiliations with the Institut de valorisation des donnes will allow for further academic-industrial exchanges to be cultivated as part of CERVEAU. These collaborations will enhance the company’s skill set in the areas of environmental modelling, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

“Off-season production high-nutrition foods is a significant challenge in achieving food independence.” Winter Farm’s vertical farming system offers maximum grow space utility, greater production capacity, and significant economic and environmental benefits for the local communities. – Leah LawrencePresident and CEO of SDTC.

Winter Farm
Winter Farm combines engineering, vertical farming and artificial intelligence to provide off-season, fresh and pesticide-free produce. The company was established in 2018 and offers an integrated agrotech solution that reduces dependence on the weather and maximizes energy efficiency. Winter Farm works with local growers to ensure sustainable development of food resources while protecting the environment.

Sustainable Development Technology Canada
Sustainable Development Technology Canada helps Canadian companies to develop and deploy clean technology solutions that solve some of the most pressing environmental challenges in the world: climate change and clean air. Take a cross-disciplinary approach to solving environmental problems.CanadaSDTC is the global benchmark in sustainable development innovation programming. It offers a holistic approach, from seed to scale, in partnership with the best peers, and it’s a collaborative effort with the best experts.

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