Revolutionizing Container Farming: The Remarkable Efficiency of Hippotainer®
Welcome to Hippotainer, the innovative Vertical Farm using a Deep Water Culture (DWC) hydroponics system housed within a 40ft freight container.
Our simplified but state-of-the-art system utilizes a nutrient-rich water solution and a nanobubble generator to provide plants with the oxygen and nutrients they need to thrive.
Grow a variety of plants
With Hippotainer, you can grow a variety of plants year-round in any location, regardless of external conditions.
Hippotainer emerges as a groundbreaking approach to vertical farming, offering a sustainable and resource-efficient alternative that has the potential to revolutionize the way we grow our food.
Efficient use of space
At the heart of Hippotainer®’s innovation lies its extraordinary efficiency in space utilization, setting it apart from conventional container farming products.
This unique feature allows for the cultivation of a substantial growth area of 97 square meters, all within the confines of a standard-sized refrigerator container.
The implications of this innovation are profound, as it opens up a world of possibilities for more cost-effective and sustainable food production.
Hippotainer® is much more than just efficient space utilization. It embodies a holistic approach to modern agriculture. In addition, Hippotainer is also highly efficient. The controlled growing environment allows for faster plant growth and higher yields compared to traditional soil-based methods. Plus, with no soil, there is less risk of pests and diseases and the system is cleaner and easier to maintain. It allows full organic crop production, as no chemicals like pesticides and herbicides are needed to grow the leafy greens you prefer.
Business in a Box
Another standout feature of Hippotainer® is its ‘Business in a Box’ concept. Its spacious interior accommodates all the necessary equipment, eliminating the need for external facilities such as a separate seedling area and water storage tank, making it a self-contained solution for efficient farming.
Try Hippotainer today and take the first step towards sustainable, year-round food production.
Benefits of Hippotainer®
Optimal Space Efficiency
Hippotainer® providing a significantly larger growth area compared to other container farms. It boasts an impressive 97m² of cultivation area, nearly doubling the size of most other container farms. This substantial space efficiency translates into a lower cost per square meter, making it an attractive choice for those seeking affordability in vertical farming.
In an era where available land for agriculture is increasingly scarce, Hippotainer® offers a beacon of hope for boosting food production without compromising on sustainability.
Versatility and Independence
Hippotainer® offers versatile placement possibilities in any climate, thanks to its insulating reefer container design, making it adaptable for deployment in both rural and urban settings. This flexibility addresses the challenge of land scarcity, which is particularly pertinent in urban settings. Its independence from traditional soil-based farming makes it an ideal solution for areas with limited natural resources.
Low maintenance cost
The Hippotainer® stands out for its simplicity and efficient design, making it remarkably easy to work with and reducing maintenance costs for the customer. With a user-friendly “plug and play” functionality, setting up and managing the container is streamlined, requiring minimal technical expertise. This simplicity translates into lower maintenance requirements, saving both time and resources for the user.
The container’s clear manual for usage, maintenance, and hydroponics plant growing practices further enhances its ease of use, ensuring a hassle-free experience for customers while simultaneously minimizing operational costs associated with maintenance.
Growing more crops within the same container size not only saves space but also significantly reduces the overall cost per square meter of cultivated area. The growth capacity is more than 57000 seedlings and 37000 plants. It offers a cost savings of over 60% per square meter when compared to other container solutions.
This cost-effectiveness is a game-changer for businesses, communities, and individuals who aspire to participate in sustainable agriculture without the burden of substantial upfront investments and leads to a quicker return on investment. Hippotainer® represents a path to more accessible and equitable food production.
Plug and Play
One of the key advantages of the Hippotainer® is its “plug and play” functionality, which offers a seamless and user-friendly experience for aspiring vertical farmers. With its easy setup and minimal technical expertise required, users can swiftly deploy the Hippotainer®.
This container is fully prepared for crop production, even including germination equipment for plant propagation. Additionally, it comprises a clear manual for usage, maintenance, and hydroponics plant growing practices. This feature simplifies the implementation process, allowing growers to focus on cultivating their crops without the complexities of traditional farming setups.
Efficiency and High Yields
Hippotainer®’s hydroponic systems are stacked on top of each other, a technique known as vertical farming, making optimal use of available space. This high degree of control over the growing environment ensures faster plant growth and higher yields when compared to traditional soil-based methods. With no soil involved, there is also a reduced risk of pests and diseases, making the system cleaner and easier to maintain.
Addressing Food Security
Food security is a global concern, and Hippotainer® plays a vital role in addressing this challenge. By enabling cost-effective, year-round cultivation of fresh produce, it caters to the essential need for consistent food production in both urban and remote areas. As populations continue to shift towards urban centers, Hippotainer® offers a lifeline for ensuring a steady supply of locally grown, nutritious food, reducing dependence on long-distance transportation and storage.
The system’s hydroponic nature is not only space-efficient but environmentally friendly. Hippotainer® uses approximately 90% less water compared to conventional farming, a feature that is invaluable in regions suffering from water scarcity. Moreover, the minimal need for pesticides and the precise addition of nutrients eliminate the use of harmful chemicals and prevent soil and water eutrophication.
Partnership with High-Quality Brands
Our commitment to excellence extends to our partnerships with high-quality, diverse innovative and well known brands like Rijk Zwaan, Signify (Philips) and GrowFoam. By collaborating with these respected names, we open doors to a wide array of innovative products and services that enrich our offerings and elevate the value we provide to our customers.
These alliances not only expand our horizons but also signify our dedication to delivering the best-in-class solutions and experiences, ensuring that we continue to meet the evolving needs and expectations of our clientele. Together, we forge a path towards excellence and an even brighter future.
Hippotainer® Farming Technology
These systems use water to deliver nutrients to plants without soil, significantly reducing water usage and maximizing crop growth.
LED Grow Lights
Energy-efficient LED lights from Philips provide the required spectrum for photosynthesis and enable year-round cultivation.
Hippotainer® farm use sensors and automation systems to maintain optimal temperature, humidity, and CO2 levels for each crop.
Integrated software monitors and manages crop growth, helping optimize resource allocation and reduce waste.