What is aquaponics?

Aquaponics is a farming technology where fish are reared and their waste is naturally converted to produce nutrient rich water. This water is free of chemicals and pesticides, and used to feed plants grown using hydroponics.

Fish waste

Fertiliser for plants

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"Waste is just a by-product of a process that we haven't found a use for yet."

What problems does our technology tackle?

Water Scarcity

Water scarcity

Our system reduces water use by up to 95%

Global freshwater use has increased six-fold in the past 100 years, of which 70% is used for agriculture 

Land use change

95% of global deforestation is  occurring in the tropics and three quarters of it for the use of agriculture

Global freshwater use has increased six-fold in the past 100 years, of which 70% is used for agriculture 

Land use change 

Prevent deforestation by converting disused buildings and growing local

Food demand for growing population

Global population is projected to increase by 2 billion by 2050. 

Maximise yield per square meter economically in both small scale and large scale systems by increasing crop density and growing vertically. 

Food demand for growing population

Transport emissions

Transport emissions

Eliminate transport emissions, packaging, and food waste from transport by growing local 

Pollution of waterways

Agriculture and aquaculture are accountable for 78% of all ocean and freshwater eutrophication from fertiliser and aquaculture waste runoff. 

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Pollution of waterways

Farming in a controlled closed system protects the surrounding environment from nutrient leeching.

Food Security

Food security

A farming method that overcomes seasonality and is protected from the increasing number of severe climate related events. It is economically and environmentally sustainable, and provides nutrient dense food to both remote and well connected communities.


Sustainability challenges with fertiliser:

30%

of greenhouse gas emissions from nitrogen fertiliser is due to the manufacturing process. 

Fossil fuels are used to manufacture fertiliser, it is the most important cause of direct emissions upstream of agriculture.

100%

of nitrogen fertiliser used to grow crops in our aquaponic system is a
re-purposed waste product. 

Nitrogen fertiliser use has increased by



~800%



since 1961.

75%

of the worlds nitrous oxide emissions, a greenhouse gas with 300 times the warming potential of carbon dioxide, is largely attributable to the application of nitrogen fertilisers
onto farmland

Phosphorus: many countries will see their domestic supply of phosphate depleted this generation. 

78%
of all ocean and freshwater eutrophication is from agricultural fertiliser and aquaculture waste runoff.

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"A local approach for a global solution"
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