Project Challenges

Although the scale and layout of the Taylor Street Plant appears to be ideal for a vertical farm operation, the challenge will be to integrate into the property’s existing infrastructure an onsite power plant sufficient to meet the needs of the project without exhausting any CO2 into the atmosphere.

To meet this challenge, 4 SKIES has focused the purpose of this proposal primarily on the idea of combining trigeneration (Tri-Gen-Zero™) with vertical farm crop production to take advantage of waste heat and CO2 from a natural gas plant while achieving environmental sustainability.

The following schematic illustrates in general terms how a combined cycle gas plant and vertical farm operation works together to mitigate CO2 emissions.