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GROWx announces big plans for their vertical future

The vertical farm GROWx located in Amsterdam will officially be opened on November 1st by the Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam, Abdeluheb Choho. The company is already commencing expansion plans: from 2025 they want to feed 50% of Amsterdam when it comes to (seed) vegetables and salad.

The opening of GROWx Amsterdam will be in the presence of representatives of Square Roots; founder Kimbal Musk sends his deputy president of engineering Paul Berry to be present at the opening of this commercial vertical farm.

250 m2
The start-up is an initiative by entrepreneurs John Apesos and chemical technologist Jens Ruijg. At present, the company has an area of 250 m2. With this they supply a number of top chefs and restaurants, such as Hotel Pulitzer, The Hoxton, Conservatorium and Hotel Arena. In order to achieve the Amsterdam goal, they will expand the farm.

Continued growth

In the coming months, GROWx wants to grow further, thanks to an expansion of 200 m2, to a capacity of 2000 m2 cultivation area. "In addition to restaurants, also shops can also be supplied in Amsterdam, regardless of the seasons," they explained. 

By 2019, they expect to grow further to 10,000 m2 to provide half of Amsterdam with (seed) vegetables and salads. After that, they want to establish a chain of vertical farms in European capitals. 

"Harvest and delivery take only a few hours without loss of taste and nutrients. Lastly, the plan is to contribute to setting up and building vertical farms around the world. The goal is to build vertical farms for circular cities which helps the food supply in cities, from the city itself", the company reports. 

"Vertical farming ensures that space in a city is used optimally, because food is cultivated in several layers on top of each other and by producing food three times faster than normal." 

GROWx developed their own technology that gives complete control over the growing process. "By means of LEDs and climate control, we can produce ‘clean food’ like rucola, seed vegetables and lettuce without the use of pesticides."

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