Aquapioneers Ecosystem Netexplo 100 2018

Aquapioneers Ecosystem
Grow your zero-km food with aquaponics
An open-source 3D-printable kit to grow your own aquaponics at home. Aquaponics combines aquaculture (fish farming) with hydroponics (growing plants without soil). The system works in a closed circuit: the plants filter the water while nitrogenous waste produced by the fishes is used as organic, sustainable fertilizer for the plants. Aquapioneers provides open-source manufacturing plans of the kit. With these files, you just have to go to the closest fab-lab to cut out and built your own Aquapioneers Ecosystem.

Aquapioneers aims to encourage urban citizens (individuals or companies) to cultivate food ecologically. This open-source, frugal innovation, in the vein of Maker culture, disrupts the traditional food production system. It also  reduces the environmental footprint of the kit’s production and transport: only data travel, not materials.
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