To carry out this innovative project we have joined pursuing a common interest: The Irrigation Community of Lorca, which is one of the largest irrigation communities in Spain with more than 20,000 hectares of crops and more than 10,000 associated farmers to manage irrigation water. Avipe, which is a dynamic association of Portuguese farmers who have been working in the vine sector for years. CTC, a cutting-edge technology center specializing in floating installations and in aquatic environments with its own test laboratories and workshops. Arada, an engineering specialist in hydraulic infrastructures, having participated in dozens of projects and initiatives to save water and energy. GFI, a company that watches over the environment in half the world, they will be able to take a sustainable approach from minute one to both solutions and procedures. And Arana, a pioneering company in covering ponds, its solutions have already saved hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of water that have not had to be replaced in the ponds, saving farmers costs, energy and chemicals.
In medium and large-sized agricultural ponds (>20,000m2), evaporation is reduced by up to 80% while maintaining water quality by naturally preventing the growth of algae without the support of any chemical algaecide.
Achieve energy self-sufficient irrigated farms through the integration of photovoltaic technology in floating roofs.
Define a business model for commercial exploitation that is viable and replicable in the greatest number of situations.
Disseminate innovation. Being able to disseminate and communicate the results of the project, encouraging the interested sectors to quickly replicate it.