The British startup is looking to build more than forty vertical farms in the next few years. Hydroponic towers could potentially reduce grees imports from the European Union, writes “Agro-Center” with a reference to Agroxxi.
The Edinburgh-based company “Shockingly Fresh” is building five high-tech farms that are inexpensive and environmentally friendly.
In the future, the startup plans to build dozens of vertical farms across the country, capable of providing five times more greens than traditional beds. This will reduce the UK’s dependence on expensive imports from the EU during the off-season.
In advanced greenhouses, special hydroponic towers are used to grow greens and herbs. A closed environment means fewer pesticides.
Previously, Bloomberg reported that the global vertical farming market would grow by 12% annually and cost $ 16 billion by 2025.
“Shockingly Fresh” teamed up with Saturn Bioponics technology vendors and ValeFresco lettuce producers to make their plans a reality.