Aeroponic technology partnership programme launched

By William Dodds

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LettUs Grow is an indoor farming technology provider based in Bristol, UK. Credit: LettUs Grow
LettUs Grow is an indoor farming technology provider based in Bristol, UK. Credit: LettUs Grow

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Advanced aeroponic technology leader LettUs Grow has announced a new partnership programme that aims to enhance the global reach of its ultrasonic aeroponic technology.

The programme will allow supply-chain and delivery partners within the greenhouse and Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry to license LettUs Grow’s aeroponic rolling bench technology, enabling them to incorporate advanced aeroponics into their current operations.

This can help them streamline customer deployments and maximise benefits for their clients.

LettUs Grow took the decision in response to the growing demand for its aeroponic solutions, after it received enquiries from around the world for multi-hectare aeroponic greenhouse and vertical farm projects.

While its order book is at capacity for 2024, LettUs Grow is looking to develop a network of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) partners for high-tech horticultural project deliveries. The company is engaged in discussions with several EPC partners to forge strategic alliances that will drive expansion and maximise the global impact of their technology.

The firm’s technology has been shown to increase plant growth rates above industry standard hydroponics in trials conducted at Wageningen’s world-leading greenhouse R&D facilities and with Crop Health and Protection Limited (CHAP) at its Vertical Farming Development Centre. Because the aeroponic rolling bench product is adaptable, it is suitable for both greenhouses and vertical farms and can be delivered as a retrofitted upgrade or as part of a new build to ensure maximum productivity and to minimise environmental impact.

Commenting on the launch of the partnership programme, LettUs Grow chief communications officer Nick Green said it represented an exciting time for the business.

The new aeroponic partnership programme will allow us to reach new geographies and expand our positive impact,” ​explained Green.

“The decision to licence our technology to EPC partners is a strategic move to ensure we can meet the growing demand efficiently and maintain our commitment to excellence, and I welcome interested potential partners to reach out directly to me​.”

By signing licensing agreements with EPC partners, LettUs Grow will be able to reach a broader audience, while also concentrating on innovation and design.

Harry Langford, innovation network lead at CHAP, added: “The development of enabling technology such as this is critical for improving the operational and resource efficiencies of production and unlocking sustainable sector growth within CEA. We are delighted to have been able to support LettUs Grow to validate their aeroponic rolling bench, a product with considerable global potential​."

In other news, a number of notable food and drink products manufactured in the UK are set to be granted special protected status in Japan, safeguarding them against imitation.

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