IGA facilitates clients by enabling them to grow nutritious, safe, locally grown, beyond organic food that can feed a family and/or community in half the time as current commercial agriculture.
IGA’s System Advantage
A few details from one of our designs for commercial or community aquaponics systems is as follows.
Using a modular approach, we can provide the same highly refined technology for both small and large systems without having to go back to the drawing board, starting from scratch every time a client comes to us with a request for a system design. Our 5 tank module can be installed as a single unit producing 25,000 pounds of fish per year. By adding additional units in tandem, our modular system is capable of producing millions of pounds annually.
Our systems also use the most advanced bio-filtration, “bio contactor” technology in the industry. This new device is both energy efficient and features a unique design rotation and tank configuration.
A gravity flow from the tanks moves through the drum filter and then through the bio-filter. Not one pump is used, which reduces energy requirements and wear on the system.
To demonstrate the scalability and production capacity of a mid-sized community or business aquaponics system, IGA presents the following eight year expansion plan. This facility project example is designed to be 4 times larger in year 8 than year 1: