Producing local healthy food using clean energy



    WHY

    HOW

    WHAT


   



WHY


We believe in providing humanity with complementary solutions .The purpose of the Smart Floating Farms project is to help reduce communities/growing cities Food risk associated problems , make food production more transparent, using clean energy to produce fresh food closer to home.



SOME OF TODAY’S PROBLEMS:


Climate change


  • 2030= Urban areas will grow 185% 

FOOD & WATER  SCARCITY

  • Massive food imports / Landgrabbings : use of more fossil fuels more CO2 emissions 

Energy consumption

  • Uncontrolled water consumption, use of food chemicals, pesticides,antibiotics.....

  • Natural disasters ( droughts, floodings, etc)

  • Cities land scarce & costs

      



   



HOW




  • We propose a productive FLOATING FARM SYSTEM to bring food closer to growing cities


  • A replicable and scalable modular design 


  • Implementation can be done on a worldwide scale / different locations




THE PROJECT COMBINE DIFFERENT MARKET AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGIES INTO A

SIMBIOTIC SINGLE PRODUCTIVE PLATFORM:


         

A-   SOLAR ENERGY PLANT (rooftop)                        
B-   HYDROPONICS - CROP PRODUCTION  (middle level)

C-    AQUACULTURE - FISH AND OTHER SPECIES  (lower level)   

           
   

The type of species to be produced and module size can be adapted to the local geographical requirements/needs






A-   SOLAR ENERGY PLANT (rooftop)          |         View of a 60 x 35 meter module ( 2100 sqm footprint - 22604 sqft)







B-   HYDROPONICS - CROP PRODUCTION  (middle level)     |      Different crop types - 80% less water consumption







C-    AQUACULTURE - FISH AND OTHER SPECIES  (lower level) -  Commercial recirculating aquaculture system








THE RESULTING PLATFORM WILL INTEGRATE PROVEN COMMERCIAL SYSTEMS SUCH AS:


-  Mooring systems
-  Pontoons + Floating structure
-  Hydroponics: cultivation and irrigation high yields with reduced costs and less water use
-  RAS aquaculture / tanks
-  Middle size commercial desalination unit (for salt water areas)









WHAT


The result is a replicable and modular Productive floating platform which can supply fresh crops & fish directly to the city, via different channels(people buying, markets, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, bio-stores, etc) We aim to start implementing the first modules soon. Please visit our information section.












Information