It is a fact that there are a lot of companies that have closed shop but given the chance, they could come back with some modifications tied up to them. Apparently an old food factory by Peer Foods will be re-opening soon but with an eco-friendly twist.
The transformed factory will become Chicago’s first zero-energy vertical farm, something which has reportedly already in the works. The new factory that would be put up will become a zero-energy, food business incubator, research facility, education space, and working urban farm.
To date, the Plant is already pumping out greens, mushrooms, bread and kombucha. Later on the integrated, sustainable, zero-waste facility will combine a tilapia farm, beer brewery, kombucha brewery, a communal kitchen, aquaponics and energy production.
The factory is expected to be complete by 2016.