- Urban Crop Solutions collaborates with Aixponic in Germany to provide advanced Indoor Vertical Farming solutions for saltwater plant cultivation.
- The partnership aims to address water scarcity by utilizing saltwater sources for irrigation.
- The technology ensures high-quality nutrition by growing saltwater plants in a controlled environment.
- The solution optimizes vertical space, leading to higher yields per square meter.
- The collaboration is a significant step towards a more sustainable and efficient food production system.
Urban Crop Solutions, a global leader in vertical farming technology, has joined forces with Aixponic, a German-based company specializing in aquaponic technology, to cultivate saltwater plants for the food industry. This groundbreaking collaboration combines the concept of an indoor fish farm with an Indoor Vertical Farm, enabling the sustainable and efficient cultivation of saltwater plants.
Sustainable Plant Cultivation
One of the most significant benefits of this partnership is its focus on sustainability. By using saltwater for irrigation, Aixponic minimizes the use of freshwater, a crucial consideration in times of increasing water scarcity. This approach aligns with global efforts to conserve water resources and promote sustainable agriculture.
The saltwater plants grown through this technology are of high quality and free from contaminants. They are rich in essential minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and are an excellent source of vital iodine. These plants offer a nutritious alternative to traditional crops, meeting the growing demand for healthier food options.
Efficient Space Utilization
Urban Crop Solutions’ Indoor Vertical Farming solution optimizes vertical space, resulting in higher yields per square meter. This efficient use of space is particularly beneficial in urban areas where land is scarce, making it a viable option for future food production.
The collaboration also emphasizes environmental responsibility. Using 100% renewable energy sources and reduced transportation needs contribute to a more sustainable food production system.
Beyond the typical leafy greens, this partnership showcases the potential for niche applications in the indoor farming industry. “By producing these high-value plants, this is a great example of how the Indoor Farming Industry can showcase that applications beyond the typical leafy greens are not an item for a distant future but deliver value already today,” said Jean-Pierre Coene, CEO of Urban Crop Solutions.
A Transformative Force
“This collaboration marks a powerful step towards a future where technology and sustainability go hand in hand to provide our world with high-quality food,” explains Jean-Pierre Coene. “We are delighted that our technology plays a key role in shaping a more sustainable food production for Aixponic and the entire food industry. It demonstrates that innovative solutions are the future and the transformative force of the present.”
Aixponic has successfully cultivated and supplied saltwater plants to the food industry, underscoring the potential of Indoor Vertical Farming combined with aquaponic technologies. This partnership sets a new standard for sustainable and efficient food production, offering a glimpse into the future of agriculture technology.
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