FAQ

What is a Hippotainer Container Vertical Farm?

The Hippotainer Container Vertical Farm is an innovative agricultural solution that integrates cutting-edge farming technology into a specially designed shipping container. It allows for efficient and sustainable vertical farming, making it possible to grow a variety of crops in a controlled environment.

How does the Hippotainer work?

The Hippotainer utilizes advanced hydroponic and vertical farming techniques. Controlled environmental conditions, including temperature, humidity, and light, are optimized for plant growth. Nutrient-rich water circulates through the system, providing plants with the essential elements they need for healthy development.

Who Benefits from Hippotainer Container Farms?

Hippotainer Container Farms are tailored to meet the diverse needs of organizations across various industries engaged in indoor vertical farming operations. Ideal candidates include research institutions, universities, nonprofits, restaurants, hotels, specialized environments such as oil rigs and ships, equestrian clubs, and established farms. Our shipping container farms provide a versatile solution to cultivate fresh produce in a controlled and efficient manner, catering to the unique requirements of a wide array of sectors.

Can the Hippotainer be utilized for cultivating fodder or mushrooms?

Yes. The Hippotainer is designed to accommodate the cultivation of various crops, including fodder and mushrooms. Its adaptable features and controlled environment make it an excellent choice for optimizing the growth conditions required by these specific crops. Whether you’re aiming to enhance livestock feed with nutritious fodder or produce high-quality mushrooms, the Hippotainer provides a flexible and efficient solution for cultivating a diverse range of crops.

Can I grow organic produce?

Many vertical farmers contend that container farm crops are not only organic, but also exceed these standards. Our hand washing sink and vestibule add-ons make food handling practices safer, but you can not achieve organic certification because only crops that grow in the soil can achieve this certificate. You may also list that you use “organic practices” without the certification.

How does the automated system work?

The Hippotainer is equipped with an automated system that regulates environmental variables, nutrient delivery, and other crucial parameters. This automation ensures optimal growing conditions and minimizes the need for constant manual intervention.

What support and training options are available?

We provide comprehensive training and support to help you maximize the potential of your Hippotainer. From initial setup to ongoing maintenance, our team is committed to ensuring your success with this innovative farming solution.

Is the hippotainer a real shipping container?

Certainly. It’s a refrigerated shipping container, equipped with robust insulation layers in the walls. Paired with an efficient HVAC system, maintaining optimal environmental conditions for crop growth inside the container is a straightforward task.

Why Choose Hippotainer Container Farming?

Hippotainer Container Farm offer a myriad of benefits tailored to elevate your farming experience. This shipping container farm is not only portable, scalable, and stackable, providing unparalleled flexibility in sustainable farming practices, but it also allows you to cultivate plants in a clean, controlled environment—free from soil and pesticides. This unique approach results in consistently larger and more flavorful yields that can be harvested daily or weekly.

Moreover, Hippotainer Container Farm empower you to cultivate crops year-round, regardless of climate conditions, and in areas traditionally considered unsuitable for farming. Embrace the future of agriculture with a solution that adapts to your needs, allowing you to grow produce efficiently, sustainably, and with the flexibility demanded by modern farming practices.

What crops can be grown in the Hippotainer?

The versatility of the Hippotainer allows for the cultivation of a wide range of crops, including leafy greens, herbs, seedlings for nursery production, edible flowers and certain fruiting plants. The controlled environment enables year-round production and consistent crop quality.

Can the Hippotainer be customized for specific crops or environments?

Absolutely. Our team can tailor the Hippotainer’s setup to meet specific crop requirements or environmental conditions. Whether you’re growing specific varieties or operating in unique climates, we can work with you to optimize the system accordingly.

What are the advantages of vertical farming with the Hippotainer?

The competitive strength lies in the unique design and capabilities of the Hippotainer’s cultivated area. Notably, the price per square meter of growing space is over 60% lower compared to other container farms. A seasoned team of experts, graduated  from Wageningen University and extensive experience in Vertical Farming research projects conducted at the university, stands ready to provide dedicated support throughout the implementation of this innovative and efficient farming endeavor.

Vertical farming with the Hippotainer offers several benefits, including higher crop yields per square foot, reduced land usage, and a decreased reliance on traditional agricultural resources. It also allows for precise control over growing conditions, resulting in healthier and more consistent crops.

Can the Hippotainer be used for educational purposes?

Yes, the Hippotainer is an excellent educational tool. Its compact design and educational features make it ideal for schools, universities, and community programs interested in teaching about sustainable agriculture, technology, and food production.

How can I get started with a Hippotainer Container Vertical Farm?

To get started with your own Hippotainer Container Vertical Farm, please reach out to our team through the contact form on our website. We’ll be happy to discuss your specific needs, provide more information, and guide you through the process of acquiring and implementing this sustainable farming solution.