Seedo Corp., a technology giant providing one of the world’s fully-automated and controlled indoor growing machines for organic cannabis, has announced that it will be partnering with Kibbutz Dan in Northern Israel to establish the first fully automated, commercial-scale, pesticide-free containerized cannabis farm in Israel.
The company looks all set to become a significant player in Israel’s emerging market, amid the government’s recent approval of medical marijuana exports. Seedo believes that its AI-powered technology is more than capable of achieving reliable and uniform production goals to meet pharmaceutical-grade standards.
It is being estimated that within the first 3 years of operation, the project would produce at least 14 tons of dry cannabis bud, generating a whopping (estimate) $24 million in revenue.
In countries and states with legal medical cannabis, there has been, of late, a rising concern in regard to the presence of bacteria, pesticides, insecticides and solvents, which instead of easing patients’ symptoms, might make their condition worse.
Seedo boasts of maintaining the purity of the crop, to the extent, that it will meet even the most stringent compositional standards set by pharmaceutical and beverage companies looking to supply clean and safe products in the market.
Furthermore, each one of Seedo’s AI-powered containers ‘promise’ at least 326 pounds of dry cannabis bud each year. The airtight-stackable containers, with features like maximum daylight illumination, built-in carbon filters and automated air conditioning, will not only allow optimal land use but also help ensure a reduced environmental footprint.
The containers also come loaded with a smart post-harvest drying system that will cut cultivation costs and ensure extended shelf life.
In the future, the corporation also plans to discover the ideal growing conditions for every type of fruit and plant species.
Notably, only a few days ago, Seedo had appointed Daniel Birnbaum, CEO of SodaStream, and Dr. Jendayi Frazer, the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, to its board of directors.