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Agrotopia shapes future of urban greenhouse systems

Tue 23/08/2022 by Pierre Escodo
Agrotopia has over 9,000m2 of vertical urban farm space in Belgium.

Agrotopia’s new regional research centre, Inagro, opened in September 2021, features a 9,000m2 advanced roof-top greenhouse system for hydroponic cultivation. The facility was built on top of the Reo Veiling warehouses to house experiments on two cultivation systems: conventional glass greenhouses and urban vertical greenhouses. Several projects are already underway, such as on cultivation systems, the use and breeding of auxiliary insects, and circular resource usage. These experiments include attempts to harness the heat from a nearby city incineration plant, work on the stems and leaves of cucumbers, and the reuse of water.

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