New container system for urban farming

July 06, 2017
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June 6, 2017 – Exsilio, a Finnish enterprise, has developed a high-tech solution for cultivating salad and herbs, among other crops, in urban environments.

The solution comprises a renovated container, where ecological local food can be cultivated efficiently.  

“Our solution is ideal for example for restaurants and institutional kitchens wanting to produce their own ingredients. The modules also serve as an excellent option for farmers to replace traditional greenhouses,” notes Exsilio CEO Thomas Tapio.  

The 13-metre long farming module, known as EkoFARMER, is a unique market novelty. The unit forms a closed system, which needs only electricity and water to function. This means that the level of humidity, water and carbon dioxide can be controlled efficiently in order to produce the optimal yield and the best possible flavour.

Unlike the majority of other similar systems, EkoFARMER does not use any other nutrients other than the ecological cultivation soil developed by Kekkilä.  

Exsilio is currently on the lookout for co-operation partners who are interested in developing the farming modules further with the enterprise.

www.ekofarmer.fi

www.exsilio.fi

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