Modular Farms Co. launches Brisbane showcase farm
With its HQs strategically based in Brisbane, Modular Farms Australia announces its one-of-a-kind indoor farming technology to the Oceanic region, where it will manufacture its state-of-the-art farming systems and modules which are designed for scalability and maximum ‘return on investment’.
Container farming reinvented
Modular Farms is a turnkey indoor farming system utilising a combination of industry-leading, vertical hydroponic growing technologies. Units are designed and engineered with modular and scalable purpose-built components; outlasting and out-performing competing container farming systems. The purpose-built modular units are 60 per cent better insulated than a farm in a standard shipping container and are fully sealed in a precise controlled environment. Its recirculated air and water ‘closed-loop’ hydroponic system, inclusive of its climate control features, uses 95 per cent less water than a typical outdoor farm with similar yields. The Primary Module has the capability to grow up to 80 per cent more food than competing container farms or the equivalent of 1.5 acres of broad-acre farming. The result is a high-level product that produces crops quickly, at quantities and qualities exceeding those grown in upcycled shipping containers.
1. The Primary Module (12.19m x 3.05m x 3.05m) The foundational unit, and the first module a farmer will start with. This Module includes 240 8’ ZipGrow Towers, 60 Intravision Spectra Blade’ LEDs, farm automation and a built-in staged climate control system.
2. The Vestibule Module (3.05m x 3.05m) A climate barrier and connector between modules, allowing farmers to move from one module to the next without stepping out of the farm. Farmers can store extra supplies here or set up a handy office space.
3. Coming soon – The Macro Module. A unit containing 312 wall-to-wall ZipGrow Towers in the same footprint as the Primary Module, meaning farmers can increase growing capabilities by 130 per cent.
Leading Modular Farms Co Australia are James and Prue Pateras, who aim to connect with local businesses, entrepreneurs and farmers, including those still recovering from drought.
“Pasture growth and recovery are top of mind in all farming regions. Having grown up in a family farm, I never stopped thinking that one day I would return to work on the land, however due to my interest in technology I knew it had the capability of improving productivity and farming life,” says James Pateras, Director of Modular Farms Australia. “Farming practices used over the past 100 years are unsustainable for the next 100 years. Using Modular Farms technology, we are reducing food waste, increasing food security and eliminating supply chain logistics to cut food miles.”
The Modular Farm will supply the Northshore precinct and OzHarvest with fresh produce and will also provide the opportunity for potential Modular Farmers to see the technology in action.