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Mobile Aeroponics Farming

Automated irrigation and efficient cultivation system

July 2019
Gallery Mobile Aeroponics Farming 1
Gallery Mobile Aeroponics Farming 1
01.

Identification

CombaGroup mobile aeroponics system is an innovative highly productive soilless farming solution that produces high quality, clean and fresh leafy vegetables with 97% water efficiency and no pesticide.

The technology and optimized soilless culture systems, combined with a fully-controlled environment, allow reliable and predictable cultivation of high quality, healthy, clean, sustainable and socially responsible fresh produce. There are five main drivers behind this system: (1) The mobile aeroponics irrigation system uses 30 times less water than traditional field farming thanks to a spraying automate and a closed-loop water circuit. (2) It avoids the use of phyto-sanitary products, meaning no pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. (3) By being strategically located near distribution and consumer centers, the farms will reduce the carbon footprint by 28 000 tons CO2 by 2021. (4) By improving the cultivation process and disrupting the supply chain, the CombaGroup systems allow for an 85% produce yield - 4 times more than the current chain. (5) Given its location near industrial sites, biogas facilities or photovoltaic farms, it is possible to use waste heat to heat or cool the greenhouses.

Label Date July 2019
Parent Company Air Liquide
From Switzerland
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
Looking For Partners, exposure, development

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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The environmental benefits

  • Incorporates closed loop recycling with 97% of the water being reused.
  • Due to its soilless nature there are no soil diseases nor dirt, and therefore a reduction in contaminants.
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The Financial benefits

  • 20 times more productivity than open field production.
  • 30 times less water than traditional culture for same amount of salads.
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Activity Region

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Company Profile

CleanGreens Solutions SA (formerly CombaGroup SA)

Swiss AgroTech Soilless Farming Solutions for premium quality produce

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Headquarters 1415 Molondin, Switzerland
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Parent Company

Air Liquide

A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health.

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Headquarters 75007 Paris, France
07.

Networking Partner

CleantechAlps

As an expert for the innovation scene in energy and environmental technologies, CleantechAlps (Sion, Switzerland) is a hub for the cleantech ecosystem, connecting its stakeholders with relevant partners.

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Agropôle

Acting for tomorrow by stimulating innovation in the agri-food sector now!

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