Indoor Harvest Corp Selected by Alamo CBD to Design-Build Pharmaceutical Production Facility in Texas – GlobeNewswire (press release)

HOUSTON, June 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Indoor Harvest Corp (OTCQB:INQD), through its brand name Indoor Harvest®, is a full service, state-of-the-art design-build engineering firm for the indoor and vertical farming industry. The company provides production platforms, mechanical systems and complete custom designed build outs for both greenhouse and building integrated agriculture grows. The Company is pleased to announce it has received a letter of intent from Alamo CBD to design and build its state-of-the-art pharmaceutical CBD production facility in Texas.

The expected facility, at 17,500 square feet, would be designed from the ground up utilizing our high pressure aeroponic platform. The facility is planned to be constructed in Wilson County, Texas and would produce pharmaceutical grade Cannabidiol under the Texas Compassionate Use Act.

“Not only are we excited to work with the team at Alamo CBD to design and build their facility, together we also successfully lobbied the State to amend a section in the Texas Compassionate Use Act that would have made advanced technologies such as aeroponics a non approved cultivation method in the State. We argued that methods such as aeroponics are superior in many ways to traditional organic growing and in fact will yield high quality pharmaceutical products, even though not considered organic according to the UDSA’s standards.  Under the final Act as adopted, our growing methods would be allowed in Texas,” stated Chad Sykes, CEO and founder of Indoor Harvest.

Dr. Lang Coleman, CEO of Alamo CBD, said “We are very pleased to be working with the professionals at Indoor Harvest.  We were introduced to Indoor Harvest by the Texas Cannabis Industry Association and we can’t thank the TCIA enough for that introduction.  Our team met with John (Zimmerman) and Chad (Sykes) and simply felt that their knowledge of crop production systems and building design is exactly what we need to move forward with our facility.”

Consistent with the SEC’s April 2013 guidance on using social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter to make corporate disclosures and announce key information in compliance with Regulation FD, Indoor Harvest is alerting investors and other members of the general public that Indoor Harvest will provide weekly updates on operations and progress through its social media on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Investors, potential investors and individuals interested in our company are encouraged to keep informed by following us on Twitter, YouTube or Facebook.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/indoorharvest
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ABOUT ALAMO CBD

Alamo CBD, LLC is dedicated to producing high quality CBD products in service to the patients of South Texas.  The company is based in the San Antonio metropolitan area and was founded by a highly qualified team consisting of a pharmacist, a neuropsychologist, a microbiologist, a horticulturalist, and a dietitian; we are very proud of the expertise of our company. For more information, please visit http://www.alamocbd.com.

ABOUT INDOOR HARVEST CORP

Indoor Harvest Corp, through its brand name Indoor Harvest®, is a full service, state of the art design-build engineering firm for the indoor farming industry. Providing production platforms and complete custom designed build outs for both greenhouse and building integrated agriculture (BIA) grows, tailored to the specific needs of virtually any cultivar. Our patent pending aeroponic fixtures are based upon a modular concept in which primary components are interchangeable. Visit our website at http://www.indoorharvest.com for more information about our Company.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains certain “forward-looking statements” relating to the business of Indoor Harvest and its subsidiary companies, which can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “estimates,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “intends,” expects” and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to be materially different from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Certain of these risks and uncertainties are or will be described in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are based on Indoor Harvest’s current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on Indoor Harvest. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting Indoor Harvest will be those anticipated by Indoor Harvest. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond the control of the Company) or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Indoor Harvest undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

Contacts:Indoor Harvest CorpCEO, Mr. Chad Sykes713-410-7903ccsykes@indoorharvest.com

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Hydroponics Market by Equipment, Type, Crop Type, & by Input Type – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2020 – PR Newswire (press release)

LONDON, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — “Hydroponics market projected to grow at a CAGR of 16.8%”
The global hydroponics market is projected to reach USD 395.2 million by 2020. In 2015, Europe is estimated to be the largest market for hydroponics. North America is projected to be the fastest-growing market for hydroponics during the forecast period. The market is majorly driven by factors like higher yields compared to traditional agriculture and the lack of arable land and unfavorable climatic conditions for agriculture.

“HVAC accounted for the largest market share in 2014”
Among the equipment used in hydroponics, that is, HVAC, LED grow lights, communication technologies, irrigation systems, material handling, control systems, and others, HVAC accounted for the largest market share, followed by LED grow lights, in 2014. HVAC dominated the market as heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning are the major elements required to create a controlled environment for hydroponic cultivation.

“Aggregate hydroponic systems lead the market with the largest share”
On the basis of type, the hydroponics market is led by the aggregate hydroponic systems segment, followed by the liquid hydroponic systems segment. The aggregate hydroponic systems dominate the market as they consist of the highest used hydroponic systems like the water culture system, the ebb and flow system, drip systems, and the wick system

“Nutrients accounted for the maximum market share in 2014”
Among the input types like nutrients and growth media, nutrient accounted for the largest market share, followed by growth media, in 2014. There are two major types of nutrients used in hydroponics: micronutrients and macronutrients. Macronutrients accounted for the majority of the share of nutrients used in hydroponic systems.

– By Company Type: Tier 1 – 25%, Tier 2 – 20%, and Tier 3 – 55%
– By Designation: C level – 25% and Manager level – 75%
– By Region: North America – 2%, Europe – 10%, Asia-Pacific – 83%, and RoW – 5%

Leading players such as Argus Control Systems (Canada), Koninklijke Philips NV (The Netherlands), Greentech Agro LLC (U.S.), Logiqs B.V. (The Netherlands), and Lumigrow, Inc. (U.S.) have been profiled in the report. Other players include American Hydroponics (U.S.), Heliospectra (Sweden), Hydrodynamics International, Inc. (U.S.), General Hydroponics, Inc. (U.S.), and Hydrofarm, Inc. (U.S.).

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Alaska-Based Vertical Harvest Hydroponics Commissions First Generation IV Containerized Growing System – PerishableNews (press release) (registration)

by Vertical Harvest Hydroponics
Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 9:07AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska –  Alaska-based Vertical Harvest Hydroponics (VHH) recently commissioned its very first Generation IV Containerized Growing System (CGS) in Dillingham, Alaska, marking a new chapter of scalable farming practices in harsh climates.

CGS is a hydroponic fresh vegetable production system housed inside a customized 40 foot insulated shipping container. Measuring only 320 square feet in size, each CGS can supply more than 23,000 pieces of produce annually, which typically requires one full acre of land when grown conventionally. Furthermore, growing in a controlled CGS unit provides the perfect environment to produce safe, clean, pesticide free, non-GMO food. Vegetable options currently include over 150 varieties of nutrient rich, high fiber leafy greens.  The CGS also ensures that produce is affordable, as growing food at the source of where it is consumed virtually eliminates transportation and packaging associated with conventional produce distribution.

After an extensive search, VHH selected CXT Inc., based in Spokane, Washington as its manufacturing partner. As a leader in modular building systems throughout the country, CXT brings a wealth of experience in manufacturing to VHH. “CXT is absolutely committed to the highest standards of construction. We are extremely excited to partner with them to make our dream of food security a reality”, says Dan Perpich VHH co-founder and CEO. 

“When approached by Dan and his team in November of last year, we were quickly intrigued not only by their business model, but their social mission to provide safe, affordable foods to consumers in hard-to-grow areas around the world. We are excited to be a part of their vision and look to support them for many years to come” stated Darren Stuck, Plant Manager for CXT Spokane.

Demand for local food has been rapidly increasing in the U.S. According to the USDA, the number of farmers markets has more than quadrupled over the past two decades. A 2014 Hartman Group study finds that local may even surpass organic as a principle of transparency and trust (know your farmer). The U.S. is seeing fundamental behavior changes away from big packaged mass-produced foods to locally grown, artisanal and highly nutritious options. 

In spite of growing demand and the success of the “Alaska Grown” program, food security due to lack of locally grown food in Alaska is a huge problem and has been a topic of conversation among many state leaders. This is evident, as only 1 percent of Alaska’s GDP is agriculture, which results in a dependence on the majority of its food needs on imported products.

Kyle Belleque, the owner of Belleque Family Farm, a Dillingham resident who purchased the system from VHH with the help of Bristol Bay Development Fund, is excited to add year round growing options to his farm. “This project has been a long time in the making. We are eager to install the unit at our place and begin providing fresh year-round produce to our family and friends around the region.”

As technology improves, the next step in an agricultural revolution is growing high quality food locally and sustainably on a commercial scale. According to an NPR piece on farm to school program in Washington, D.C., an interviewee said  “We’re not buying just from one vendor. Managing delivery schedules and matching growing seasons with menus takes a lot of planning and coordination”. This may be alleviated with a hydroponic farm such as Vertical Harvest Hydroponics’ CGS. No more summer versus winter produce variation and price volatility! No dependence on the supply chain or the price of oil! It is always sunny in the CGS – no need to worry about weather fluctuations either. A farmer can grow produce in consistent quantities for schools, year round. 

Alaska is one of the states that can benefit the most from a reliable internal food source (i.e. food security); thus we must be on the forefront of the “growing local” movement.

About Vertical Harvest Hydroponics:

Vertical Harvest Hydroponics (VHH) is a veteran-owned business, located in Anchorage, Alaska, that designs and builds Containerized Growing Systems (CGS), which allow produce to be grown on-site hydroponically and year round, virtually eliminating the expensive and lengthy supply chain.

Contact: Linda Janes. linda@vhhydroponics.com

Source: Vertical Harvest Hydroponics

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Vertical Farming Market: Type (Mixed-use, Despommier skyscrapers, others) Application (Agricultural, Aquaculture and … – PR Newswire (press release)

NEW YORK, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Vertical farming is a high-tech solution of controlled-environment agriculture. Vertical Farming is the practice of growing food in vertical stacked layers, vertically inclined surfaces or integrated in other structures. It is an emerging trend in urban agriculture. The main advantages of vertical farming is increased crop production, protection from weather-related problems, conservation of resources, organic crops, energy production, etc. with basic technological requirement of artificial lighting, climate control and fertigation.

The overall market can be analyzed based on various types, technologies, components as well as applications. On the basis of types, vertical farming can be categorized as Mixed-use skyscrapers, Despommier’s skyscrapers and Stackable shipping containers. The increase in vertical farming is due to two technology i.e. hydroponics and aeroponics. The vertical farms consists of many components such as pumps, power adaptors, anaerobic digesters, solar panels, LEDs lighting, Wind turbines, etc. which increases the productivity. Vertical farming has various applications such as Agricultural sub system, Aquacultural sub system, Food Processing sub system, Waste Management sub system, etc.

The market is also analyzed based on geographic regions which are grouped into Americas, APAC, Europe as well as ROW regions. Due to developed and improved technologies in APAC countries such as Japan, China and South Korea, vertical farming has been enhanced to eradicate the problems of increase in population. In America, U.S.A. is biggest manufacture of these farms. Some ROW countries such as Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are also lead manufacturer of vertical farming.

The major driving factors for the vertical farming market are rapid progress in technology with improvement in irrigation techniques, development in synthetic nitrogen fertilizers, widespread of pesticides, advanced plant breeding, satisfy the rapid growth in consumer’s demand and other innovative factors.

The major companies operating in this market includes
AeroFarm LLC. (U.S.),
Mirai Co. Ltd.(Japan),
SkyGreen Co.Ltd.(Singapore),
FarmedHere LLC.(U.S.),
Sharp Co.(Dubai), Etc.
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Koolfog Explains That Patio Misters Use Less Water Than You Probably Think – PR Leap (press release)

Koolfog misting systems are committed to providing innovative cooling solutions while being aware of our carbon footprint. (PRLEAP.COM) February 27, 2016 – It’s true that patio misting systems use water and power. However, especially in a desert community, misting systems are important to keeping businesses profitable throughout the very warm months as well as maintaining farming industries, cooling schools, animal sanctuaries, and more. At Koolfog, we know resources are precious and we are committed to conservation and continually work to be on the forefront of innovation to reduce energy consumption, decrease water usage, and help patio misting systems go green.

Not Just Luxuries – Although many people think of misting systems as only a luxury resource for enjoying your backyard, this is far from the truth. Koolfog works with diverse industries creating solutions for variety of issues that come with living in warm climates.

We are proud to have worked with local schools, parks and recreational facilities to create misting systems to keep children cool and healthy while learning, eating and having fun.We have partnered with businesses including Oasis Sanctuary life-care facility for captive exotic birds in Arizona, the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, equestrian facilities and more to provide custom cooling systems for animal enclosures and habitats.We are on the forefront of innovation providing custom misting solutions for dairies and greenhouse, organic, and indoor farming.We partnered with Cathedral City Fire Department and La Quinta Fire Department to keep these heroes comfortable.We have worked with restaurants, wineries, shopping areas, hotels and resorts to provide misting solutions that keep their businesses running, increase revenue and maintain jobs throughout the warmer months.We create custom misting solutions to combat fugitive dust in settings including factories, recycling facilities and more. Controlling rogue dust can improve the health, safety and comfort of workers and others nearby.
How Much Water Does a Misting System Use?
Misting systems can be incredibly effective, cooling ambient air up to 30 degrees. And yet, they use less water than you probably think, especially compared to other uses (or abuses) of water. On average, a toilet uses 6,384 gallons of water per yearAn average of 35,000 gallons of water is used per year per home to water grass and landscapingOne cow consumes 915,597 gallons of water in a lifetime. That’s 616 gallons to make one quarter pound hamburgerTo mass produce a loaf of bread it takes 288 gallons of water. That’s 6.8 gallons per sliceOne leaky drip per second from a faucet, shower or hose wastes 2,700 gallons per yearA Koolfog misting systems uses, on average, only 540 gallons of water per year
In addition to pioneering cutting-edge solutions for cooling issues, Koolfog is dedicated to reducing our own carbon footprint. In 2011 Koolfog received a CoolCalifornia award as part of CoolCalifornia.org, a partnership between the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board, Universities and others.

At Koolfog, we believe that along with creating a more enjoyable outdoor environment in the desert heat, misting systems provide valuable solutions for particular businesses, industries and services. We will continue our commitment to find the best ways to help these businesses, while continuing to help patio misting systems go green.

About Koolfog
Koolfog specializes in enhancing outdoor environments, making them more comfortable, functional and sensible using outdoor cooling and humidification solutions, scenting systems, fog effects systems and outdoor heaters. For over two decades Koolfog has designed and developed sensory technologies that provide enhanced comfort and enjoyment for people, plants and animals. Koolfog is in use by restaurants, resorts, wineries, retail centers, theme parks, recreational spaces, fire, military and search and rescue training, equestrian facilities, dairies, greenhouses and private estates. Through creative design and innovation, Koolfog balances performance and aesthetics by delivering products that seamlessly integrate into landscapes and architectural spaces. Koolfog products are available worldwide through direct sales and distribution. For more information: koolfog.com.

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Hydroponics for more than just tomatoes – Mount Vernon News (press release) (subscription) (blog)

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Koolfog Explains Aeroponics, Fogponics and Misting Systems In Greenhouse Farming – PR Leap (press release)

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Download Full Size Image‘ class=image_pop href=”http://media.prleap.com/image/46588/full/Fotolia_47469276_XS.jpg&#8221; rel=image>Koolfog is on the cutting edge of misting system technology in greenhouse farming. Koolfog is on the cutting edge of misting system technology in greenhouse farming. (PRLEAP.COM) April 29, 2016 – Greenhouse farming is continually becoming more popular and more successful as advances in greenhouse technology make the industry more efficient and profitable. From improved HVAC to LED lighting to energy efficient solar power, these systems will take greenhouse farming to the next level. Traditional hydroponics systems are also evolving, making way for aeroponics and even fogponic systems. Koolfog is on the cutting edge, developing innovative ways to provide fogponics technologies and misting systems to the growing indoor farming industry.

The benefits of indoor growing systems are somewhat obvious. The environment is controlled and not dependent on weather, which creates a more predictable environment to promote uniformity in plants. Plants are protected from predators and disease and can be grown year-round. Greenhouses also require less space and have more flexibility for location. The advanced systems for providing nutrients to growing plants are making indoor farming even more efficient and productive.

Hydroponics typically work by suspending plants directly in water to supply nutrients without the need for soil. Some people consider aeroponics a type of hydroponics, because it does still use water to provide nutrients. However, using aeroponics, the plants are suspended in an open air chamber. The leafy plants are above, with exposure to sunlight, and the roots are below in the enclosed chamber exposed to the air. The roots are periodically sprayed with nutrient-rich water, using a pump and sprinkler system.

According to a variety of sources, aeroponics causes plants to grow faster at a higher yield, and are often healthier than those grown in soil. Additionally, plants grown with aeropoincs typically require less water and fewer nutrients.

Fogponics is a variation on aeroponics. Plants are similarly suspended, with the roots below in a closed, dark growing chamber. The fogponics system uses pressure to pump vaporized water combined with nutrients into the chamber creating constant fog that continually provides the roots with this nutrient-rich hydration. With fogponics growers can expect full root coverage due to the natural ability of fog to travel throughout very tight spaces, in between root systems. Farmers have reported similar or better yields and growing speeds as with aeroponics, however, fogponics is still new and further trials and research will continue to fine-tune the approach. Many believe that a combination of aeroponics and fogponics may produce optimum results with the application of each method alternating between different grow cycles and times of day.

About Koolfog
For more than two decades, Koolfog has been providing custom misting system and fog effect technology for people, plants and animals, to industries including home and commercial construction, restaurants, retail centers, dairies, equestrian facilities and animal sanctuaries, first responders, and much more. Koolfog is dedicated to the continued development of these systems for use in a range of industries and works closely with companies to provide adapted systems, tailored for their needs. For more information about Koolfog and our products, please call 760-321-9203.

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