Coco Mill aims to reduce water use

Among the finalists in the GreenTech Innovation Award was the Coco Mill from Dutch manufacturer Logitec Plus, which aims to reduce water use when rehydrating coir blocks prior to use.

"It tumbles the blocks around in water like a big washing machine," said company represetative Mark van der Zande. "It's a closed system so it absorbs only the water you need, saving you around 30,000 litres on a full container of coir, and you don't lose volume."

It provides an output of plant-ready coir which can feed directly into a potting machine. Though costing EUR16,600 (£13,000) new, "it still makes sense, even for a small grower, because it's expensive to do it the conventional way", he added.


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