Floating Future is a Dutch company that develops floating technology to enable food production floating on open water all over the world. Floating future does this as sustainably and organically as possible.
In the future, cities will have problems providing their populations with fresh and sustainably produced food.
Most growing cities in the world are located on water or have a connection with water. With floating technology, food production is made possible on unused water surfaces.
Scaleable floating technology
Floating Future develops and builds floating food islands of 6m x 26m each that can be linked infinitely. MARIN will conduct extensive research for this in 2022.
Floating future takes fresh and healthy quality food directly, faster and cheaper to consumer or merchants.
The Hydroponics method
On floating technology, crops are grown with hydroponics. This is the most efficient and sustainable way of growing. Floating Future works together with Wageningen University for this.
Floating Future works as an interdisciplinary Team consisting of Scientists, Biologists, Designers and Engineers.
In 2000 the first floating garden was commissioned by the Municipality Amsterdam. It was built with an cooperation of people with a distance to the labour market. (This floating garden can still be admired at the Panamakade in Amsterdam).
The new food
Demo and test location in Almere Netherlands (20km from Amsterdam).
THE first float for cultivating crops with the hydroponics menthod made of a biological material: It is made of Mycelium with local agricultural rest-streams. Mycelium is the root network of mushrooms. This mycelium acts as a natural glue that can bind a biomass together.
This floats are an own development in collaboration with GrownBIO. The first one now floats in our test set-up at the Floriade.
Another milestone for sustainable, floating food technology from Floating Future, which we are very proud of✊🏻
On 31.08.2017 we celebrated the practical test of growing food on floating islands with a harvest party. Wageningen University & Research presented successful results and Brownies & downieS created very tasty dishes with it.
Enjoy these fresh harvested veggies of Floating Food Farm. Grown on water in water and absolutely clean, free from slugs, diseases and plant stress. The first meals with paksoi and endive were very tasty.