GEMKOM is in the process of establishing a high-tech, indoor highly automated, climate controlled cultivation (CEA) facility in regional Victoria.

The facility will meet the most stringent regulatory requirements, energy efficiency goals, and be GACP/GMP compliant. Integration of complex process and equipment systems, including environmental and climate controls, water treatment, and fertigation, BMS automation will create a streamlined, high-performance indoor cultivation site. When operational, it will exceed market norms for efficiencies in process, people management, plants, and environment; all of which is critical to the economic success of the business.

The level of automation and data collection and analysis will drive efficiency, reducing human error, and duplication, reinforcing consistency, and allowing for further optimisation.

Systems are designed for continuous R&D in strain engineering, ‘cultivation condition optimisation’ and tech/equipment innovations.

This approach will deliver higher yields, efficiency, pest minimisation, avoidance of harmful pesticides, lower energy inputs and, significantly for the medical market, consistency with regards to potency and active ingredient profile.

The facility is designed to cultivate high-quality plants for the lowest possible cost.

In turn, this drives our competitive advantage on the supply side, enabling us to forge and maintain contracts based on the year round delivery of guaranteed, high quality raw product.

GEMKOM’s smart farming point of difference is the ability to grow and deliver to order for both local and export markets.

Leveraging the latest ‘smart-farming’ innovations, our 10,000 sqm facility is designed to produce an estimated 20+ tonnes of dried flower and biomass per annum, with 200,000 plants grown annually in precisely controlled conditions.

In addition, the smart farming model is modular, allowing for multiple facilities with rapid expansion potential, thereby enabling us to scale up and drive synergies across sites and host communities.

Significantly, our fit-for-purpose indoor cultivation methods place less strain on the natural environment. Renewable energy powered facilities, low energy LED lighting and precise, micro-dosing of water and other nutrient inputs, will drive low-carbon farming into the future, in turn reinvigorating regional agri-economies and delivering value to share and stake holders alike.