The company has entered into perishable food joint ventures with Gibio Inc. (Canada) (“Gibio”) and Freshero Pty Ltd (Australia) (“Freshero”). The joint ventures leverage RotoGro’s patented rotational hydroponic garden systems, crop management fertigation hardware and proprietary software systems to produce greater yields and lower operating costs.
Gibio’s first facility is currently in design and engineering specification phase to provide for full automation from seeding to harvest. The facility will use our 8’ Rotational Garden stacked three units high; complete with removable drums and conveyor systems for washing, harvesting, packing and re-seeding. It is anticipated construction of the facility will commence in April 2019 and be in production Q3, 2019.
Freshero have commenced growing trials at our facility in Caledon, Ontario utilising both our 8’ and 4’ wheels across a number of different fruiting and leafy green varieties. These trials will continue until the end Q4, 2018 where we will commence the design and engineering specifications for their first facility in New South Wales, Australia.