Grows crops using 99% less water

Climate-KIC Start-Up

Founding Year: 2014

Location: UK

DryGro™ is a new way of growing biomass that uses (i) low-cost infrastructure, (ii) a novel way of controlling the environment in which plants grow.

Lab tests have demonstrated that plants in the system grow faster than they do in the open environment and use 99% less water compared to traditional agriculture. DryGro™ aims to open up arid desert land to productive agriculture.

At scale this has the potential to help meet the growing global demand for food, and to address national food-security needs around the world.

Team Members: Charlie Curtis; Tim Kruger