We are very proud and have a great pleasure to inform you that our innovative Energy System Rabtherm was awarded again a price for environment and sustainability Energy Globe Award Salzburg 2013, Category water Rabtherm built two plants for the food chain SPAR in the old protected city center of Salzburg (Austria). The installations bring the heat from the cooling into the Almkanal, an old waterflow, dated from the 12th century.
Vietnamese Fish Farmer Expands IPA System to Aquaponics
Vũ Thị Thắm is among the first intensive pond aquaculture (IPA) adopters in Northern Vietnam, learning the IPA concept from a seminar organized by USSEC and Cargill in Hưng Yên, Vietnam in August 2016. Ms. Tham constructed an IPA fixed floor raceway by following the instruction of Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, a technical manager at Cargill, who joined the Shanghai IPA tour trip in May 2016. She has a 3 ha farm, managed by her son, Vũ Duy Hào. She also runs a hub to...
Plastic-Puglia: Watering your crops while saving resources
In summer, keeping a vegetable garden well watered means keeping an open tap like you haven’t seen since your last kegger in college. When the little rainfall in winter can make it seem like summer year-round, our finite resource such as water becomes ever more precious, in spite of the few rainstorms that did pass through in winter. Since the last few years, world has become increasingly thirsty, with 40 percent of the territories suffering extreme to exceptional drought. A recent scientific study found...
Watering the world
Original story at MIT News Many farms in drought-prone regions of the U.S. rely on drip irrigation as a water-saving method to grow crops. These systems pump water through long thin tubes that stretch across farm fields. Hundreds of dime-sized drippers along the length of each tube trickle water directly onto a plant’s base. A farmer can control the timing and amount of watering, delivering only as much water as a crop requires. Drip irrigation can reduce a farm’s water consumption by as much as 60...
WIWAM line design and final installation @ VIB
WIWAM line comprises a pot positioning table, consisting of several individual lines, an underlying portal robot, and one or more stations for imaging or weighing/watering activities. The complete system was implemented in an existing growth room, and was designed to optimally fit the available space. Plants are grown in individual pots, which are picked up by the robotic arm at preset time intervals, bringing them to the imaging and weighing-watering stations. The robot pushes the lines of the table aside to...
WIWAM Conveyor was presented at the `Cereal Future Forum`
From February 11-12, 2015, Bayer CropScience organized ‘the Cereal Future Forum’ in Brussels. Around 230 participants from 30 countries joined the 2-day conference on the future of wheat production in the world. The last day, the Cereal Future Forum moved to Ghent for a guided tour at Bayer CropScience and the VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology, UGent. During the visit, WIWAM Conveyor was presented as a new technology to study plant physiology and performance in great detail, while closely...