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Smart-agriculture

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Agriculture in Japan is facing an extremely difficult business environment including the deregulation of trade via agreements such as the TPP, a decreasing number of farmer, and spreading areas of abandoned farmland. Carrying out larger-scale farming operations and improving production efficiency are problems to be tackled.
To solve these problems, we at JFE Engineering are proposing optimal models for agriculture production suited to specific regional characteristics using engineering know-how that we accumulated through operating energy and environmental plants.

JFE Smart agriculture system

We at JFE Engineering developed a smart agriculture system by combining the advanced climate control system developed by Priva of the Netherlands *1, one of our technical partners, and our energy utilization technologies involving natural gas, biomass, solar power, and geothermal energy. This system enables efficient cultivation in response to regional climate and energy situations.
It makes it possible to have stable cultivation anytime, anywhere by producing optimal environments for a variety of crops.

*1:Priva is the largest company producing climate control systems for greenhouse cultivation. The company has 70% of the market share of the world in this field.

Advanced cultivation control system

Energy utilization technology (example of tri-generation system)

Accomplishment

Customer
Encourage Farming Co.
Place
Niigata, Japan
Crops area
2ha
Crops
Cherry Tomato
Year of completion
2017

Production business

In November 2013, JFE Engineering established J Farm Corporation in Tomakomai Hokkaido for demonstration and commercialization of Smart Agriculture business.
J Farm is an agricultural production corporation, jointly established by JFE Engineering and Add-One Farm Co. Ltd., which produces high sugar content cherry tomato and baby leafs.
In December 2016, new plant constructed in Sapporo Hokkaido which started in full-scale commercial production.

J Farm Corporation web site (Japanese Only):http://jfarm-tomakomai.co.jp/

Tomakomai Smart agriculture Plant

Site area
6.2ha
Greenhouse
Dutch light type greenhouse
Climate control system
Priva Connext
Gas Engine
JFE-Waukesha output 230kW(Electricity)
350kW(Heat)、140kg/h(CO2)
Biomass Boiler
300kW(Heat)、150kg/h(CO2)
Hot Spring Water Facility
263kW(Heat)

Sapporo Smart agriculture Plant

Site area
2.9ha
Greenhouse
Dutch light type greenhouse
Climate control system
Priva Connext
Biomass Boiler
450kW×2(Heat)、300kg/h(CO2)
Gas Boiler
1,100kW×3(Heat)

Mainfacilities

GreenhouseGreenhouse
Cultivation pedestal for baby leafCultivation pedestal for baby leaf
Cultivation pedestal for tomatoCultivation pedestal for tomato
Gas engine tri-generation systemGas engine tri-generation system
Climate control system, tomato irrigation unitClimate control system, tomato irrigation unit