Growtainer – The Portable Farm of the Future | The Farm of the Future
The Growtainer is a high density farm built inside an insulated, recycled shipping container. It is mobile, agile and its open framework design means that each unit can be continually improved as technology advances. Using our specially designed growrack system, LED lighting technology and specially engineered hydroponics the Growtainer offers a mobile platform to deliver fresh produce anywhere, anytime.
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The Portable Farm of the Future

A Growtainer™ container (patent pending) is a highly engineered modular and mobile vertical production environment:  a specially designed and constructed 40’ insulated shipping container that has been modified to provide the optimum controlled vertical environment for growing a wide range of horticultural and agricultural products in all environments and climates.   The results are a significantly higher yield in a shorter time than all conventional production methods.  With a Growtainer™ container, it is now possible to grow almost anything, almost anywhere.
Growtainer™ containers are mobile and stackable.  The 40’ Growtainer™ container prototypes have been substantially modified with the installation of a utility area and two independent climate and environmentally controlled production chambers, perfect for research or production. Each Growtainer™ is painted with a reflective Marine Epoxy inside and 20-30 mm of ceramic insulating paint, the same used by NASA, outside.   Each unit is equipped with our proprietary Growtroller™ control system, so unique that it almost eliminates the need for a full time grower. A positive pressure environment creates a natural barrier against pests and disease.

Research at Texas A&M Agrilife

Researchers use Growtainer™ containers, capable of unlimited simultaneous experiments, to find better ways of plant production in closed environments, with plants that need less water and less light, all aspects that are very important to solving the food security problems around the world. This video stream is live from a research container on site at Texas A&M Agrilife Center.
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Local Organic Food… Anywhere on Earth

Growtainer Features


Customizable crop-specific vertical production.

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State-of-the-art proprietary control system.

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Co2 Enriched Growth Chambers

Ozone treated water. Controlled environment technology based production.

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Plug & Play

Growtainer™ container is truly a Farm-in-a-Box.

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Local Production for Local Consumption

Grow almost anything, almost anywhere!

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Modular, Mobile & Stackable

Small footprint required. For research or production.

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Precision-monitored Growing Environment

Growtroller Features

Access information and control your Growtainer™ from anywhere with your PC or smartphone

Intuitive navigation and graphical user interface - Growtroller™ offers users a level of efficiency and productivity not found with any other control system

In addition to complete control of irrigation, lighting, climate and environment, the Growtrollers™ provide real time Thermographic information and a quick understanding of operating conditions

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Growracks Features

Specially designed and engineered production modules with crop specific vertical spacing with any custom height or size available

Available for Ebb & Flood, NFT or Drip Irrigation

For maximum yield or specific production, Growracks™ can be fabricated to your exact specifications

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Our Partners

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” -Alan Kay
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  • Texas A&MTexas A&M
  • GreenTech AgroGreenTech Agro
  • Clinton Global InitiativeClinton Global Initiative
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