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    malhaj
    Keymaster

    Merlin Eco Green Technologies is a company that is part of the Sharjah Research, Technology, and Innovation Park, and they have created an ecosystem that is sustainable, renewable and independent from any outside energy source. There are several components that make up the Merlin ecosystem; the aquaponics farm, the green magic home and the water desalination unit, and these depends on solar and wind energy as their energy sources.

     

    Aquaponics farm:

    The Merlin farms use modern urban farming technologies which is aquaponics. It represents the future of agriculture because it eliminates the need for soil, uses circulating water from the desalination unit, and uses fish waste as the primary source of needed minerals for growing the crops, which in turn produces the most organic produce that doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals or additives.

    What differentiates aquaponics from other methods which claim to be organic is that this system cannot be cheated! And that is due to the fact that everything is connected to the other, there is live fish in tanks that are connected to the plants, which produce ammonia which is broken down by the nitrogen cycle into nitrites and nitrates, and then consumed by the plants. Imagine wanting to boost the growth of the plants by adding chemicals, the plants will benefit from the addition of them but the fish will be harmed, and may get infected and die, so that shows that the system is complete and offers everything a plant may need to grow in the most sustainable way possible.

    On the other hand, using circulating water offers 90% less water than conventional agricultural methods, while producing 3 to 4 times more produce.

    Aquaponics seems like the perfect agriculture system, in your view, what are the limitations of this technology?

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    #1855
    ahmedmazar
    Participant

    It Good I like it

    #1979
    Vivek
    Participant

    Hello.

    I am a finance professional living in Dubai. I was considering investing in / setting up a commercial Acquaponcis farm in the UAE. In this connection, was wondering whether you all provide any advisory services for the same.

    If you all do, I will be happy to engage further and send my background information.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards,

    Vivek

    #1761
    Syed Hamd
    Participant

    I really love what you guys are doing and this innovative method used in the Aquaponics farm is a gateway for reducing water waste, use of chemicals, and improving the quality of agricultural products. I would like to know if there are any vacancies or some forum through which I could apply to come aboard your team and contribute to the organization while make it a learning process for myself as well.

    #1762
    malhaj
    Keymaster

    Hi!
    Please contact us at forum@srtip.ae to know more about our internship program, and so we can know more about, please attach your CV!

    #1763
    Syed Hamd
    Participant

    I have sent the email as per your response. Looking forward to hearing from you and your team. Many thanks.

    #1768
    SEONG MIN
    Participant

    Hello malhaj,

    This is David Hong(from Korea), in Dubai and work for the insurance industry.
    I personally interested in this advanced farming system and hope want to get more information on this. Because I’ll do learn this and will try to set my own facility near future.
    So, if possible please share the relevant short information on this by email.(nofree21@gmail.com)

    Sorry to bother you and hope to stay safe all.

    Thanks,

    David/

    #1769
    Tahir
    Participant

    Solar Powered Aquaponics Unit for House…Complete details can be provided who want to make it..

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