F.I.R.E.(Fish Innovation Revolution and Evolution)

Fresh fish to folk.

The idea is to control external factors such that fish reproduction is increased.Nitrogenous fish excreta is harvested via vertical farms.

Use Case

• Mr Akua works in a diamond mine in Botswana. He has a wife and three daughters, and he is unable provide enough food because of his low income. Even if one FIRE plant is set up in his locality, fish being one of the most nutritious food for growing children would be available to him at reasonable prices and he would be able to make ends meet. • The fishmonger community across the world can also be largely benefited from the set-up of a plant because of the increased production.

Potential

Our idea has the potential to successfully provide enough food for the world’s population at a decent price. Since external physical variables are directly controlled, people in particular area would be able to enjoy non-regional fish, which are not usually found in their rivers/seas, at similar prices. It has the potential for technological enhancement, and is also labour extensive. It is independent of the environmental conditions, and therefore doesn’t harm the nature in any manner.

Business Case

Our business case is two fold. One, selling the fish and crops produced at decent prices and using the sale revenue thus generated to enhance the technological set up so that the production can further be increased. Two, we wish to have an agreement with our consumers such that we can retrieve the fish waste post consumption- basically, fish bones. Because fish bones are used in making salt, and removing harmful contaminants from soil, which we can use as manure in some farms.

Objectives:

  1. To produce enough fish in order to meet the growing demand, that is estimated to be soaring high in the coming few years.
  2. To increase food production using vertical farms fertile in nitrogen.
  3. To motivate the food industry and to bring to it a new innovative and sustainable aquaculture cum farming model.

Team FIRE

Delhi, india

Our Team

IN CONCLUSION / Published January 18, 2016 by Vasudha Khare

IN CONCLUSION

So basically, our idea integrates various already existing concepts like aqua culture, aquaponics and vertical farming into a more resourceful and dynamic model.
A model that promises to increase sustainable food production.
A model that eliminates regional/geographical barriers.
A model that uses advanced technology to control factors as per our requirements.
A model that doesn’t demand a lot of human or labour effort.
A model that makes optimum utilization of the waste produced.
In short, ours is a model which one implemented is capable of revolutionizing the world’s fish production.

WHAT AND WHY? AN OVER VIEW. / Published January 18, 2016 by Vasudha Khare

WHAT AND WHY? AN OVER VIEW.

Why did we not choose to improve farming in order to increase food production? It seems like the most obvious and direct solution, right?
But, growing veggies is highly dependent on land and weather conditions, and our idea of fish breeding is not!
Also, it’s very geography specific, and our idea is not.
Why fish, you ask?
There’s something interesting about fish, you have to feed them a lot less than land animals since they need fewer calories. So yay! We save money here.
fish has the highest content of proteins. So yay again, because areas that suffer serious malnutrition problems will now have their problems sorted at affordable prices.
There is an increasingly growing demand of fish in the world, that gives rise to the need of increasing fish production, at the least.
Not only does our prototype promise that, but get this.
Tilapia is a kind of fish that is breed only in Africa. It is also one the largest consumed fish in the world. So with our idea, even someone sitting in western part of the globe would be able to consume this fish at an inexpensive rate.

Three facts about fish / Published January 10, 2016 by Tabish Kareem

Three facts about fish

" Aquaculture " / Published January 10, 2016 by Tabish Kareem

" Aquaculture "

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/aquaculture/

This page tells how to farm better fish using aquaculture. The various techniques of fish farming have been explained on this page. Moreover, this page laid the foundation of our basic design or prototype.

" BENEFITS OF OUR PROTOTYPE " / Published January 10, 2016 by Tabish Kareem

" BENEFITS OF OUR PROTOTYPE "

These are the benefits of our prototype. Our prototype ensures high production of fish along with growing crops using our design and also applying the concepts of vertical farming to get more yield. External factors like temperature , pressure and pH of the water in which fish are kept are controlled externally so to create a suitable environment for fish breeding. Moreover, water gets purified when it goes through the vertical farms and this purified water can be re-used. Thus we are also saving water with higher fish and crop production.

Our Mission

What if a non-regional yet highly nutritious kind of food is made available in your geographic location? What if the absurd climatic conditions of your area didn’t affect the production of this food? And it is available at affordable prices? And quantity and quality of this food is unmatched? "FIRE" presents an idea that endeavors to convert these possibilities into reality.We wish to do so using an innovative yet extremely implementable idea. When we all sat down to discuss the root causes of hunger and malnourishment in the world, we narrowed to two major problems. There’s simply not enough food to be able to feed 7 billion stomachs.The available food is subjective to factors like location, market price, temperature and other physical/chemical conditions. We aim to provide quality food solutions irrespective of conditions such as climate or resources of a particular geographical location. We also strive to meet specific to the needs of affordability and nutrients of the under privileged families.Wouldn’t that simply be great? In short, just as our name suggests, we aim to eliminate hunger from the world in the long run.

Our Background

We are a group of students who’re currently pursuing Engineering at NSIT, New Delhi. As engineers, we have been groomed such that we tend to identify problems in the existing systems and are forever enthralled about working on designs to provide a sustainable fix. Thus, we’re awfully excited about our idea and look forward to working on it! Here’s a little something about us: Tabish Kareem and Shobhit Arora- They are the most inquisitive brains of our team , which is where our idea originated. After all, all good things happen thanks to curiosity. Being among the finest technical people in college, they just has to find an appropriate solution to a problem when they see one. Urmi Arora and Vasudha Khare - Their creative minds have the capability of moulding a meagre thought into a well-defined idea. They have excellent management skills which helped the team to move towards the goal. They are actively involved in social entrepreneurial ventures, their zeal for innovation is unparalled.

IN CONCLUSION / Published January 18, 2016 by Vasudha Khare

IN CONCLUSION

So basically, our idea integrates various already existing concepts like aqua culture, aquaponics and vertical farming into a more resourceful and dynamic model.
A model that promises to increase sustainable food production.
A model that eliminates regional/geographical barriers.
A model that uses advanced technology to control factors as per our requirements.
A model that doesn’t demand a lot of human or labour effort.
A model that makes optimum utilization of the waste produced.
In short, ours is a model which one implemented is capable of revolutionizing the world’s fish production.

WHAT AND WHY? AN OVER VIEW. / Published January 18, 2016 by Vasudha Khare

WHAT AND WHY? AN OVER VIEW.

Why did we not choose to improve farming in order to increase food production? It seems like the most obvious and direct solution, right?
But, growing veggies is highly dependent on land and weather conditions, and our idea of fish breeding is not!
Also, it’s very geography specific, and our idea is not.
Why fish, you ask?
There’s something interesting about fish, you have to feed them a lot less than land animals since they need fewer calories. So yay! We save money here.
fish has the highest content of proteins. So yay again, because areas that suffer serious malnutrition problems will now have their problems sorted at affordable prices.
There is an increasingly growing demand of fish in the world, that gives rise to the need of increasing fish production, at the least.
Not only does our prototype promise that, but get this.
Tilapia is a kind of fish that is breed only in Africa. It is also one the largest consumed fish in the world. So with our idea, even someone sitting in western part of the globe would be able to consume this fish at an inexpensive rate.

Three facts about fish / Published January 10, 2016 by Tabish Kareem

Three facts about fish

" Aquaculture " / Published January 10, 2016 by Tabish Kareem

" Aquaculture "

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/aquaculture/

This page tells how to farm better fish using aquaculture. The various techniques of fish farming have been explained on this page. Moreover, this page laid the foundation of our basic design or prototype.

" BENEFITS OF OUR PROTOTYPE " / Published January 10, 2016 by Tabish Kareem

" BENEFITS OF OUR PROTOTYPE "

These are the benefits of our prototype. Our prototype ensures high production of fish along with growing crops using our design and also applying the concepts of vertical farming to get more yield. External factors like temperature , pressure and pH of the water in which fish are kept are controlled externally so to create a suitable environment for fish breeding. Moreover, water gets purified when it goes through the vertical farms and this purified water can be re-used. Thus we are also saving water with higher fish and crop production.

Our Team

Our Mission

What if a non-regional yet highly nutritious kind of food is made available in your geographic location? What if the absurd climatic conditions of your area didn’t affect ...Read More

Our Background

We are a group of students who’re currently pursuing Engineering at NSIT, New Delhi. As engineers, we have been groomed such that we tend to identify problems in ...Read More

The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.