On Friday, at Bayer Crop Science’s American headquarters in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their latest facility named Greenhouse 5.
Dr. Dan Tomso is US Research Lead for bioscience for Bayer Crop Science:
“Greenhouse 5 is our newest and largest greenhouse. It’s a cutting edge piece of technology, fully integrated from top to bottom. It will be used to support our corn and soybean programs. We are designing products here to meet all of the product pipeline needs for those two crops.
The corn and soybean businesses are global and Bayer is developing a global footprint. The products that we develop here will have a global market.
The majority of the materials used in the construction were recycled. The water that we use here is reclaimed, all of the heating and cooling is water based so we have the highest possible efficiency.
We have back up power on site and that is tied in to mission critical systems.
This facility is 30,000 square feet. We have additional greenhouse space of 10000 square feet.
We have an assortment of space that we use in different areas but the goal is to get everything here.
The first step is to fill this greenhouse up. We should be completely full in the next few months due to our very active research pipeline. We really want to get down to using all of this high tech space to produce the kind of products we want to get on the market.”