Innovator: Dr. Wilson Lennard (VIC)
Company: Minnamurra Aquaponics
Minnamurra Aquaponics is a farming systems that combines hydroponics and aquaculture to grow fish and plants, such as lettuce and basil, using the same water. Plants are fed nutrients which come from the dissolved fish waste and the water is then returned to the fish for further culture. It is the world's most water efficient growing system with zero environmental impact.
- Zero environmental impact
- Efficient water use (world's best practice)
- First in Australia
- Multiple water use
Status of Innovation:
The innovation is presently in the start-up phase, supplying fish and leaf crops to local restaurants. An expert in the field, Dr Lennard is also consulting to industry on the use of the technology.