The Canada-based premium cannabis producer VIVO Cannabis Inc. has reportedly announced to have completed the construction of its maiden unique seasonal Airhouse. As per trusted sources, the new greenhouse has been built on a 65 acre of land in Napanee, Ontario and the company intends to build four such greenhouses by the end of 2018.
Reportedly, each Airhouse would be equipped with more than 17,000 sq. feet of cultivation space and would yield two harvests per year in an innovative seasonal greenhouse environment. A total cultivation space of 68,000 sq. feet, with an incremental yearly capacity of 4,000 kilograms of dry flower, would be made available after the construction of the first phase of Airhouse is completed over the next few weeks.
According to reliable sources, VIVO aims to grow high-grade cannabis for extraction in these structures with much lower capital investment and favorable operating costs than the conventional glass greenhouse facilities.
For the record, Airhouses are being widely used in commercial agricultural applications as a greenhouse alternative to produce fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Along with being environmentally friendly, safe, and effective, Airhouses are reportedly much more cost-efficient than building traditional greenhouses. Their positive internal pressure prevents the entry of unwanted pest into the production space and enables structures to remain intact and inflated even in hurricane-force winds, cite sources.
Barry Fishman, the Chief Executive Officer of VIVO, was reportedly quoted stating that the launch of the company’s first Airhouse cultivation plant signifies the commitment of VIVO to both cost management and innovation while manufacturing a variety of high-quality cannabis. Fishman further added that the technology is being used since many years in the US to cultivate cannabis and VIVO is the first licensed producer to utilize the same in Canada.
Sources familiar with the development claim that the annual capacity at VIVO’s facilities in Ontario and BC is anticipated to surpass 12,000 kilograms by the end of this year.