ScalaBoxFarm is a climate controlled, refurbished and upcycled shipping container
into which you can grow MUSHROOMS, SALADS, VEGETABLES, MICROGRRENS
No waste, ONLY RESOURCES.
An easy but great idea became possible: bringing sustainable and circular agriculture to the cities. An old Sea Container, ready to be disposed can be refurbished and used for Urban Farming to grow mushrooms, salads, babyleaves, microgreens and much else.
WHY A SHIPPING CONTAINER AS A FARM?
ADVANTAGES AND FEATURES
EASY TO MOVE AND TRANSPORT
A container can be easily transported and moved: this helps also to reduce bureaucracy in chosing where to settle a farm: even in urban enviroment.
CLIMATE-CONTROLLED INDOOR ENVIROMENT
Thanks to special sensors integrated into the shipping container, thanks to the software and control unit, which we developed, it's possible to control the indoor enviroment and set up different paramenters according to the kind of produce you want to grow.
More shipping containers can be overlapped and so the need of space can be reduced.
REDUCED ENERGY CONSUMPTION
Our Container has a reduced energy consumption: thanks to IoT, to its insulation and to an automated control of temperature, lighting and humidity. Energy consumption can be steadily monitored by remote.
HIGH PRODUCTIVITY IN A SMALL PLACE
Thanks to the container layout it's possible to grow vertically on 3-4 layers; thus optimizing room and production.
CONTINUOUS OR BATCH PRODUCTION
According to the chosen business model it's possible to arrange the production either in a continuous way or in batches.
From the control panel it's possible to select either an automatical or manual operating mode. In this way it's possible to control and set all parameters (temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide) which are most suitable for the relevant produce.
It's possible to control and modify the parameters from remote.
LIVE DATA COLLECTION
It's possible to view the trend of the enviromental parameters, of energy consumption and to download locally the data.
SEVERAL VEGETABLES CAN BE GROWN
Thanks to flexible internal components and structure and thanks to the remote control of growing paramenteres, it's possible to grow different kind of mushrooms and vegetables all year long.
Scalabox Farm pursues a healthy agriculture by enheancing the reuse of all needed resourses inside the system itself and by reducing the production of waste and the need of external inputs
AN AGRICULTURAL METHOD WITHOUT LAND, BUT INSPIRED BY NATURE AND INTEGRATING TRADITION AND INNOVATION ON THE BASIS OF CIRCULAR AGRICULTURE
WE USE DEVICES WHICH SHOULD BE DISPOSED OF AND AFTER REFURBISHING THEM WE USE THEM TO PROCUCE FRESH AND HEALTHY PRODUCES EVEN INSIDE CITIES AND IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY.
SCALABOX FARM GOT A SPECIAL PRIZE FROM THE REGIONE EMILIA ROMAGNA AS “RESPONSIBLE INNOVATORS” IN THE FIELD OF ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION.