Urban Crop Solutions, globally renowned for its innovative approaches to vertical farming, has made a remarkable contribution to the food industry by providing its advanced Indoor Vertical Farming solution to Aixponic in Germany. Aixponic, a leading company in aquaponic technology, has successfully cultivated saltwater plants for the food industry using this groundbreaking technology.
This solution combines the concept of an Indoor fish farm with an Indoor Vertical Farm, enabling the sustainable and efficient cultivation of saltwater plants. Urban Crop Solutions has engineered and built this unique solution for harsh, saltwater environments to create the ideal growth conditions for these plants.
The benefits of this collaboration and technological innovation are significant:
- Sustainable Plant Cultivation: By utilizing saltwater sources for irrigation, Aixponic minimizes the use of freshwater, which is crucial in times of water scarcity.
- High-Quality Nutrition: The saltwater plants, grown in a controlled environment, are of high quality, free from contaminants, provide many minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium as well as calcium and are an excellent source of vital iodine.
- Efficient Space Utilization: Urban Crop Solutions’ Indoor Vertical Farming solution optimizes vertical space, resulting in higher yields per square meter.
- Environmentally Friendly: Reduced transportation and use of 100% renewable energy sources contribute to a more sustainable food production.
- Niche application: 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.
“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, CEO of Urban Crop Solutions. “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 not only the future but also 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.