SUCCESSFUL PILOTS OF COBBITTY 1.0 & COBBITTY 1.5

 
In 2012 Green Camel partnered with the University of Sydney to build an industry-based research and development facility in Cobbitty, NSW (approximately 1 hour from Sydney). We named this Cobbitty 1.0.

The objective of Cobbitty 1.0 was to disrupt traditional farming methods and find a better way to grow commercial scale aquaculture and horticulture in a sustainable way.

Cobbitty 1.0 is 5,000 sqm and is currently purposed to produce leafy greens & aquaculture, and has proved the concept of sustainable organic glasshouse farming through symbiotically combining crop and fish production. We continue to utilise this site for R&D and to refine processes across new varieties.

 
Through these sites, we have successfully delivered the following key outcomes:
  • Organically Certified fruits and vegetables and premium Barramundi.
  • Increased crop yields per ha of between 10% and 30%.
  • A wet food conversion ratio of 0.9 to 1. This means for every 900 grams that we feed the fish, we get one kilogram of saleable fish.
  • Increased margins through higher farm gate prices (between 30% and 100%) for organic crops.
  • Sustainable natural fertilisers generated from the aquaculture operations.
  • Zero aquaculture toxic waste discharge.
  • Automated processes for growing leafy greens with a 21-day growing cycle.
  • Year-round supply of organic produce (and consistent cash flow).
  • The only Safe Quality Food Institute certified (Level 3) glasshouse in Australia.
  • Commercial income streams from fish sales.
  • Potential to sell excess organic fertiliser.
0.9 to 1 conversion meaning for every 900g that we feed the fish, we get 1kg of saleable fish!

COBBITTY 2.0

 
With the concept trialled and the technology proven, the construction of the adjacent 2ha glasshouse commenced in early 2017, which we named Cobbitty 2.0. Currently, the primary focus of Cobbitty 2.0 will be tomatoes (in conjunction with aquaculture).

Green Camel has worked with glasshouse industry leaders to design and optimise the new facility. Combined with our proprietary technology refined from Cobbitty 1.0 and Cobbitty 1.5, we’ve created a world leading best practice facility.

The Cobbitty 2.0 facility, when completed, will be the largest integrated fish and horticulture facility in the world.

The facility will provide the platform to attract new business and partners.

Green Camel’s design and integration template is referred to as the ‘Lego’ block. Our system is designed to be modular and scalable to suit a variety of size applications (just like Lego blocks), ensuring scalability and versatility.

The completed project at Cobbitty will be a showcase site to demonstrate GC’s ability to grow a variety of organic crops at a commercial scale, with annual production figures forecast to exceed conventional hydroponic produce.

In addition, the world-class facility will act as the training ground for managers of future sites.

 

FUTURE PROJECTS

 
Green Camel has received significant interest from external parties wanting to work with Green Camel on new projects. At this stage, Green Camel has two additional large-scale commercial projects that are currently active. These future projects will see Green Camel grow by more than tenfold its current size.
Cobbity 2.0 will be the largest integrated aquaculture/horticulture facility in the world!