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[video] Futura Gaïa: local, sustainable production of cosmetic active ingredients

Jury's favorite at the first CFIC AwardsFutura Gaïa will be exhibiting an example of its sustainable rotary cultivation solution at the show. Biodiversity preservation, production security and local production are the challenges the company aims to meet. Futura Gaïa intends to play its part in the cosmetics market, whether by selling the crops produced on its farms or complete systems.

Amélie Thomas, Head of Cosmetics Partnerships, explains on video.

Futura Gaïa has developed an innovative technical proposal based on the use of stacked rotating cylinders filled with living soil. These avant-garde growing devices are placed in a rigorously controlled, highly automated environment to precisely regulate climate, irrigation and fertilization. This improves and stabilizes plant quality, while guaranteeing complete traceability throughout the value chain. The geoponic system used is not only efficient, but also respects planetary limits, particularly in terms of water. In fact, it reduces water consumption by 90 % compared with traditional open-field farming, and by 20 % compared with other forms of vertical farming. Thanks to the use of soil, the system takes advantage of the micro-organisms normally present in the rhizosphere of plants to further reduce water and nutrient consumption, delivering them in a specific and controlled way to the substrate. What's more, thanks to its centralized lighting, the rotating geoponic system reduces energy requirements by a factor of four compared with traditional shelf-mounted systems.

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