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Building a Biodome: The MicroDome

One of NuAgri’s main areas of research and development is in the design and manufacturing of membrane architecture structures, specifically the Biodome. While the applications for membrane architecture (and the Biodome) are numerous, the Biodome greenhouse depicted below is designed for the agricultural industry. The light weight frame and light weight ETFE covering make it [...]
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Programmable Spectrum Grow Lighting

NuAgri’s invested interest in artificial lighting technology is aimed at creating a more successful growing climate.  Solid state lighting is the future of efficient, sustainable lighting solutions. The photos below represent the next stage in the (r)evolution of lighting technology. Light-Chips are not like bulbs or LED’s, they are a printed circuit boards with light emitting pixels; [...]
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Vertical Farming Cabinets

This page will be updated to show development of the prototype of the Vertical Growing Cabinet. The Cabinet is considered a manufacturing prototype because it uses plastic parts made from temporary molds. The purpose is to identify design improvements before investing in the plastic injection molds required for commercialization.
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ETFE Pneumatic Pillows

These photos show our prototype ETFE pillows. The pneumatic ETFE pillow will be used to encapsulate our BioDomes, adding a number of beneficial characteristics. ETFE, compared to greenhouse glass, is 1% of the weight, transmits more light, and costs 24%-75% less to install. Other characteristics include being able to bear 400 times its own weight, [...]
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Biodome Architectural Drawings

The following architectual drawings provide various perspectives of the first ETFE Biodome, which is to be called the MicroDome. It is intended to be sold to small and aspiring commercial growers. Its key benefit is to provide a climate-controlled environment which enables stable year-round crop production through the use of pneumatic ETFE pillows. Its small [...]
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