PlantLab granted second patent for indoor farming in the US

11 August 2021

Dutch technology is now patented in 74 countries. 

‘s-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands), August 11, 2021 - PlantLab has further strengthened its patent portfolio as the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted the second patent in the United States on August 10. The USPTO already granted the first patent application last year. Both patents go into effect, retroactive, to October 13, 2008.

In June 2017, after formal opposition proceedings, the European Patent Office (EPO) backed and endorsed PlantLab's European patent. PlantLab has recently concluded license agreements with multiple organizations for the use of these patents.

PlantLab’s indoor farming patent relates to the way in which root/substrate temperature is regulated, as well as the evaporation and leaf temperature of the crop. PlantLab sees this technology as a crucial element to better food production nearer to the consumer, in doing so PlantLab aims to provide use of its patent to those also wanting to make an impact in food production worldwide. Those interested can contact PlantLab directly.

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About PlantLab

PlantLab specializes in technology for innovative indoor farming, the sustainable food supply chain of the future. The company was founded in 2010 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch with the goal of optimizing the production of food for our planet. Over the last 10 years, the company has invested € 50 million in the development of technology that makes it possible to grow healthy, fresh vegetables which are harvested daily close to the consumer anywhere in the world. These crops are grown in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner without the use of pesticides while at the same time reducing water consumption to an absolute minimum. Enough crops can be grown on an area no larger than two football fields to supply a city of 100,000 residents with 200 grams of fresh vegetables every day. Being that the new technology has the ability to be implemented worldwide, we can radically shorten the traditional supply chain. The benefits include: superior product quality, longer shelf life, less food waste, and minimal CO2 emissions or issues associated with long-distance transport. PlantLab aims to make its technology accessible to all and thus bringing flavourful, fresh and sustainably grown produce to everyone within reach.

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