Bloem’s Customisable Lighting Chosen For San Antonio’s Innovative New High-Tech Indoor Organic Farm

17 June 2024 | Int. Greenhouse Guide |

Bloemteknik (trading as Bloem) is excited to announce its collaboration with a pioneering leader in indoor farming. Bloem’s cutting-edge, customisable lighting is vital to realizing the scientific advancements of Soli Organic’s newest indoor farm, which encompasses 140,000 square feet in San Antonio, Texas.

With the integration of Bloem’s Align Platform, lighting performance has been meticulously tailored to meet the unique equipment design and operational requirements in Soli Organic’s San Antonio facility.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Soli Organic on this ground-breaking indoor farm in San Antonio,” commented Charlie Benson, Co-Founder and CTO of Bloem. “Align is designed to be mechanically and electrically adaptable to the unique objectives and requirements of growers – this has enabled us to customise every aspect of the platform to Soli Organic’s specific application.”

Tessa Pocock, Chief Science Officer of Soli Organic, added, “Light optimization is crucial for boosting growth across our range of leafy greens and herbs. Our collaboration with Bloem and their Align Platform, coupled with our industry-leading research, has led to unparalleled improvements in yield, quality and consistency.”

Bloem Align Platform Benefits:

  • Customised spectra to Soli Organic’s light recipe needs.
  • Tailored PPFD to Soli Organic’s cultivation strategy.
  • Fixture dimensions & system configuration customised to Soli Organic’s infrastructure.
  • Bespoke optics for optimal intensity & spectral uniformity within the headspace.
  • Customised plug-and-play mounting solution to accelerate installation & facilitate on-site maintenance.

The San Antonio project is setting a benchmark for vertical farming to emulate, underscoring Soli Organic’s commitment to reshaping the indoor farming industry for sustained success.

“Soli Organic’s San Antonio facility uses proprietary equipment and practices, refined through extensive research and experience in organic cultivation, positioning it at the forefront of indoor agriculture,” said Matt Ryan, CEO of Soli Organic. “We’re partnering with Bloem for its customized solutions that account for the intricate relationship between light and plant growth and help achieve our objectives for yield, quality, operational efficiency, and facility economics. This facility brings consumers the highest value in fresh, organic, regionally and responsibly grown produce.”

About Bloem:
Bloem designs, manufactures and deploys high-quality, bespoke, modular lighting solutions for vertical farms & greenhouses. All solutions are collaboratively customised to maximise grower’s productivity and optimise their cost-of-ownership. For more information, visit www.bloemteknik.com.

About Soli Organic:
Soli Organic Inc. is a leading soli-based indoor organic agriculture company dedicated to high-quality, high-value, sustainably grown, 100% USDA Certified Organic produce. Soli Organic is the category leader in fresh culinary herbs, found in 20,000+ stores nationwide and rapidly expanding distribution of leafy greens. The Rockingham, Virginia-headquartered company continues to redefine how to bring produce to market – operating across a nationally integrated platform of farms, production and logistics facilities. For more information, please visit www.soliorganic.com.

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