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An aeroponic system for the production of leafy plants to be used in the food retail industry

January 2024


In traditional farming, growing large amounts of healthy food can be a big challenge. Protecting crops from harsh weather, reductions in fertile soil, industrialisation and urbanisation are among the biggest hurdles for conventional farming.

Increasing consumer demand for pesticide-free food and the pressing need to reduce carbon emissions from agriculture are leading to the adoption of aeroponics farming systems across the world. PLANTSHUB aims to provide a sustainable, profitable, and ecologically healthy alternative to traditional farming for small, medium and large food retailers. The principle is similar to hydroponic systems, where roots are placed in a liquid solution, but has the advantage of significantly increasing the uptake of nutrients, and reducing plant stress related to water intake and oxygen concentrations. The solution is both a product, the actual aeroponic system/setup, and a service, as PLANTSHUB provides technical support in setting up, maintaining and improving yields of the vertical farm system. The key components of the aeroponic system are water sensors, spray timers, hydro-atomizing spray jets, microchips, and computer interface for data collection. This Solution provides an in-house system capable of producing high-quality food products using 95% less water than traditional agriculture.

Label Date January 12, 2024
From Switzerland
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
Looking For New clients, visibility, credibility

The environmental benefits

  • Customisable units from 80 m2 to 800 m²
  • BPA-free recycled plastic material with lifetime of 15 -18 years
  • Can reduce emissions up to 92% and water consumption up to 95%
  • Production efficiency per area : 300 plant per m²/year

The Financial benefits

  • 20% Return on Capital Employed within 7-9 years
  • 340,000 EUR savings of inbound freight per year

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Solar Impulse Foundation

Non-profit environmental organization dedicated to boosting the adoption of clean technologies

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Headquarters 1052 Le Mont-sur-Lausanne, Suisse
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