In May 2016 CAU FUTONG opens the ‘The 6th Tongzhou International Urban Agricultural S&T Festival’ in Tongzhou park, Beijing. The festival is to share resources of agriculture, display the plentiful fruits of agricultural development and to promote the communication among agricultural sectors.
We are very proud, that our aponix aeroponic barrels will be shown as a kind of new component for vertical farming there.
The new version of our 1/6 part has been upgraded with many improvements of the last 2 years of testing and feedback. Improvements have already been transferred into an upgraded 3D design enabling aponix to also move into the next level production tooling soon.
Upgrades include: Easier handling, more precision, faster and more reliable assembly and probably the most revolutionary feature - the barrel will be usable alternatively with simple drip irrigation and vertical flow of water instead of a pressure line (aeroponics).
PCT application of our German patent has been filed. We are now in the position to give international licenses.
Not being originally from the food or horticulture industry, Marco could ask the question 'How would I do it, if I could reinvent the existing organic food value chain.'
Vertical Modular Growing Component
The aponix aeroponic barrel can be used as growing device in an existing liquid nutrient cycle for high density growing.
A barrel can be assembled using our simple and compact elements. The available vertical growing space determines the number of growspaces in one a barrel. For each 15 centimeters of added height 12 additional growspaces are provided as 2 inch netpot inserts.
Multiple barrels can be connected providing >60.000 grow spaces on a 1000 sqm plot.
Barrels can be rotated . Hanging and standing versions are available. Currently each barrel is powered by one top spray nozzle. The next version will be flexible using either aeroponics or just liquid running down the inside from the top lid practically turning the barrel into a giant vertical 'NFT'.