Crop One Completes World’s Largest Vertical Farm, at 330K SF, in Dubai
Millis, MA-based Crop One Holdings, a technology-driven indoor vertical farming company, and Emirates Flight Catering have completed Emirates Crop One, the world’s largest vertical farm.
Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates near Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central, the 330,000-square-foot facility will produce over two million pounds of high-quality leafy greens annually.
“ECO 1 will address growing supply chain challenges and food security issues, while introducing millions of new consumers to the benefits of vertically farmed produce,” said Craig Ratajczyk, CEO at Crop One. “It’s our mission to cultivate a sustainable future to meet global demand for fresh, local food, and this new farm is the manifestation of that commitment.”
The hydroponic facility is designed for continuous output of leafy green crops that are exceedingly clean and require no pre-washing, always grown without pesticides, herbicides or chemicals. ECO 1 uses 95% less water than field-grown produce while guaranteeing an output of three tons per day.
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