Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Technology uses condensation and renewable energy to irrigate crops

A Perth-based company has developed an irrigation system to grow crops using just renewable energy and humidity from the air.
The vertical IBC system is growing these tomatoes from humidity in the air.
The system is called Irrigation By Condensation (IBC), and is the invention of Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies co-founder Boaz Wachtel.

Having lived in the Middle East, Mr Wachtel said he was aware of the constant struggle farmers faced with water scarcity.

"I was always interested in developing technologies and helping farmers, either poor or not, around the world, because I think people underestimate the difficulties farmers have," he said.

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