UK: Vertical farming venture ‘GrowPura’ secures £4.5m funding

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GrowPura, a vertical farming venture has been awarded £4.5m by the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership, which will be put towards an 8,000 sq m facility near Unilever’s campus in Bedfordshire.

The construction is set to begin by the end of the year. The vertical farm will also offer a large-scale version of GrowPura’s patented technology.

The process, which involves moving plants under both artificial and natural lighting rather than keeping them static, could revolutionise vertical farming both in the UK and abroad, according to CEO Nick Bateman.