Urban Crop Solutions 2021: “Any Crop Under the Sun”20211217120618
17 December 2021
DeliveryRank interview with founder, Maarten Vandecruys, on how it all began, where UCS is today and what the future holds for the company and wider industry.
ModuleX: four drivers for successful ROI20210915141657
15 September 2021
The rationale for the ModuleX comes from a long journey of research to find the most suitable model for either beginner, but also existing farmers. The ModuleX allows businesses to begin at a reasonable size and scale up quickly based on their business needs.
Hedging against global supply chain shortages20210725181417
25 July 2021
COVID-19 has had an enduring, adverse impact on global supply chains. At the heart of these disruptions is something small and unsuspecting to those unaccustomed to tech design: semiconductor chips.
Providing tailored crop recipes, so clients can hit the ground running20210708141237
8 July 2021
“We are already looking into expanding our Research Centre due to the high demand for our contract research services, and our indoor biology research expertise. Our added value is to provide a completely tailored plant recipe as part of our end-to-end solution offering,” said Maarten.
SpaceBakery project wins first place at GLEX 202120210623142723
23 June 2021
The Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) took place in St. Petersburg in June 2021. The conference brought together several players in the international science and space exploration community. UCS and partners were selected to present two projects of the 250 that were presented during the conference.
Joining consortium to develop ‘biochar’: biological charcoal compost20210617153523
17 June 2021
Black to the future (BTF) is a research project to develop an advanced mix of biological charcoal (biochar) and compost with the goal to reduce soil depletion, increase carbon capture, and improve yield quality.
Martian lava provides fertile soil for futuristic space farm20210604135440
4 June 2021
Serge Ameye of Urban Crop Solutions will be presenting the Variable Climate Biosphere, a macro life support system that aims to create the best-suited environment for humans and plants to thrive during extended periods of isolation, either on another planet.
Leading European Vertical Farming Company Retains Strategic Advisor to Explore Strategic Options20210526095100
26 May 2021
Award winning Belgian vertical farming and contract research company, Urban Crop Solutions has retained Contain, Inc., to explore strategic options to elevate its status as a leading European technology player in the fast emerging global indoor farming space.
When will vertical farming become profitable?20210514192421
14 May 2021
“By now, after all the investments, the biology works, the technology works, but the financials need to work as well for vertical farming to become truly sustainable,” said Tom Debusschere, CEO. He introduced the topic of profitability during a session at the CEA 4.0 event. According to Tom, there are four drivers for a successful vertical farm.
IKEA launches vertical farming pilot at Malmö store20210511192916
11 May 2021
In collaboration with Urban Crop Solutions, IKEA is growing a variety of greens inside the container farm. The container farm is a product of UCS, enabling to grow a wide variety of greens in a CEA space. The pilot takes place at IKEA’s Malmö store in Sweden.